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Edhi Foundation – the largest and pioneer center for serving humanity

  Abdul Sattar Edhi established his first welfare centre and then the Edhi Trust with a mere Rs5,000. What started as a one-man show operating from a single room in Karachi is now a reputable Edhi Foundation, the largest welfare organization in Pakistan. Edhi is like Mother Teresa who devoted her life to the poor of Kolkata while he (Abdul Sattar Edhi) leads the way of helping the Karachiites and …

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Pakistan among highest charity giving nations

  Muslims give more money to charity than people of other religions. More than three in 10 Muslims, Catholics and Jews donated money during 2012, ICM Research found. Followers of Islam gave an average of $567 compared to Jewish givers who donated around $412; according to the survey of just over 4,000 people in the UK Christians gave considerably less. Protestants donated an average of $308, while Roman Catholics gave …

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Pakistan tourism is growing and should depict safe

  Interview with Mr Paul Midy — Global Ceo jovago.Com Profile: Paul Midy is the Global CEO of Jovago, which is an international venture by Rocket Internet specializing in online hotel booking. He completed his undergraduate studies from Ecole Polytechnique, France after which he went to Columbia University in New York to pursue his graduation. After completing his education, he worked for seven years at McKinsey & Company where he …

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Externality: The Corporate Alibi

  Like mathematics, economics has proved to be a ruthless subject. It has not only written its own rules of the game but has also trespassed on alien territories with poise and authority. It made the world believe that the level of material well-being was the only yardstick with which to measure the status and stature of nations. Economics was genetically more close to knowledge than faith. It dominated almost …

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Does the world need a fresh ‘new deal?’

  Modern world’s financial mercenary, the corporate sector, has a history of sweeping aside every obstacle that hindered its way to the most “pious” goal of profit maximization. Historically, the so-called free market neither encouraged free competition nor did muster tolerance for government control over business. Free market always meant giving a “free hand” to big money to crush small money. Capitalism, now frequently described as American capitalism to highlight …

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Growth challenges for Pakistan’s television industry

  With both its merits and demerits, media is a double edged sword. It has become an industry of entertainment, information, projection and propaganda. It influences and builds opinion on certain issues of local, national and international importance. It can play a vital role in projection of a nation’s image across the globe. It can export and import both virtues and vices for a country. Rapid development and advancement of …

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Influence of electronic media on the education sector in Pakistan

  In the world which is currently experiencing globalization, several domains are no longer what they used to be. The role of the media in particular has widened with it having an influence on a number of domains, education being one of them. Electronic media and social media and networking in particular have changed the way in which traditional classrooms operate because of alternative approaches to learning now spreading like …

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Media maturity — A function of country’s economic development

  It’s worth trying to determine Pakistan’s development stage in terms of Rostow’s five stages of economic growth that is: traditional society, preconditions or preparatory stage, take-off stage, drive to maturity, and mass consumption. The trouble is with Rostow’s failure to take into account government policies and economic reversals resulting from mismanagement and administrative corruptions. For example, the preparatory stage decrees development of certain economic and social infrastructure like ports, …

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Pakistan broadcasting corporation keeping country’s history and novelty intact

  In Pakistan, Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) or Radio Pakistan is a public radio broadcasting network and is also a mass-media state-owned huge corporation. PBC offers a broad range of news and radio services which are broadcast in Internet, TV and radio, outside the country in ten dissimilar languages. Pakistan broadcasting’s programs served as mission idea to entertain citizens by cultural features, music, and plays, while educating the international spectators …

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Shouldn’t the nations be free to choose their way of life?

  History is witness to the bloodshed on ideological battlefields with one combating force insisting on the purity of its way of life and the other contesting it. With the end of the cold war, democracy has emerged as the most desirable way of life in a greater part of the Western world with its proponents to be seen everywhere in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The United States is …

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