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Media’s positive effect on children

  Media can have a positive effect on our children, especially if parents get involved themselves when their children are using them. It is difficult to choose the good from the bad when it comes to media. Apart from good messages there are several negative messages about media. This depends upon how viewing and interacting with it might harm children. Research shows that children can benefit from media. The benefits …

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Jobless youth – A gravest social, economic problem

  One of the gravest social and economic problems facing the country is unemployment. It is a fact that one person out of ten is out of work in Pakistan. It is a global problem, even the most advanced and prosperous countries of the world like USA, Britain are Japan are faced with this problem. It is difficult to provide jobs to all but it can be tackled down. We …

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Lessons from Korea’s economic development: visionary leader and national unity with sacrifices

  Message of Dr. Song Jong-hwan, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Pakistan and Interview with Dr. Baek Yeong-hoon, translator of President Park Chung-hee’s first commercial loan delegation to West Germany in 1961. It has been 1 year and 8 months since I came to Pakistan as the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea. During this time the most frequently asked question of my Pakistani friends has been “How …

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HRD: An important part of long-term planning

  Pakistan’s human resource community is far behind in their awareness of global requirements and the development of modern technologies to deal with them. It is hard to compete in this modern world economy without having expertise and qualified and well-skilled manpower. Human Resource Development (HRD) plays an important part in the long-term planning for economic development. Many developed and developing countries have put greater importance on Human Resource Development …

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Pakistan greatly needs to bring the percentage of skilled labor higher to boost its human capital

  Singapore and Philippines are the role models in making improvement in our workforce Interview with Ms. Maleeha Bangash, Deputy CEO – Habib Asset Management Ltd PAGE: Tell me something about yourself and your professional achievements, please: Maleeha Bangash: My family originally hails from Kohat, a small town in the North West of Pakistan, (now known as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), and I was born in Kohat. My parents decided to settle …

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How to develop fisheries on modern lines in Balochistan?

  Fisheries is an important sector but it contributes only 0.3 percent to the overall GDP of Pakistan and 1.3 percent to the agricultural GDP, despite a coastline of 1,050 km and a total area of approximately 0.25 million square kilometers of marine and 0.08 million sq km of inland waters. The sector has an export potential of $1 billion’ annually and it provides direct employment to about 379,000 fishermen …

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Vision of federation in Pakistan resolution

  Today, Pakistan is beset by multi-dimensional challenges. The nationalism must replace sectarianism and parochialism and similarly, peace and tolerance should replace terrorism and extremism. These miracles are possible if all segments and institutions of society stand unanimous and united on one national agenda of strengthening Pakistan. The country needs to activate the forces of national cohesion and weaken the forces of national disintegration. Today, when the nation is celebrating …

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Public sector development program fy2015: An overview

  The National Economic Council has approved National Development Program for FY2015 at Rs1,175 billion, which is larger by 1.7 percent when compared to budget predicted in FY2014. Total National Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) for FY2015 is 4 percent of GDP. The development program of FY2015 comprises of Rs525 billion as federal PSDP counting international aid of Rs102 billion and Rs650 billion for provincial ADPs counting Rs90 billion international …

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TUSDEC: celebrating ten years of service excellence in industrial sector

  TUSDEC (Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company) has celebrated its tenth anniversary on the completion of its first decade of existence. During the course, it has fulfilled its strategic commitments to upgrade technology and skills of various industrial sectors in order to connect Pakistan to the global value chain. It has emerged as an epitome project management and implementation agency and has implemented projects worth Rs3 billion for the …

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Gloomy picture of tourism in Balochistan

  By virtue of its natural treasure trove, captivating scenery, significant sites of multifold importance, variety of flora and fauna, diversity of climates and unique geology, Balochistan possess huge potentials for development of tourism. Unfortunately, no efforts were made to develop tourism industry in the province at official level, since the very outset. The decision-makers in Islamabad, tried to keep Balochistan a “dark region” denying its natural endowments. Hence, the …

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