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Education: the best tool for CSR

  When it comes to troubles in Pakistan, probably the root cause of it all is education. Pakistan has a population of 180 million people with a median age of 21.5 years for both male and female. Based on literacy, which is defined as those who have attained the age of 15 and can read and write is estimated at 49.9 percent with male literacy at 70 percent and female …

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Solar energy capabilities in the country

  Solar energy is the radiant power produced through the sun. It is produced both through heat and light. It, along with secondary solar-powered resources such as wave and wind energy accounts for the majority of the renewable power on Earth. The Earth gets 174 petawatts (pw) of solar radiation at the upper atmosphere. 30 percent of that is reflected back to space and the rest is absorbed through oceans, …

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Biogas: A solution to meet electricity requirement

  Biogas characteristically refers to a gas produced through the biological breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. Organic waste like animal material and dead plant, animal dung, and kitchen waste can be altered into a gaseous fuel known as biogas. Biogas originates from biogenic material and is a type of biofuel. Biogas can also be utilized in anaerobic digesters where it is typically utilized in a gas …

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Climatic conditions, location ideal for solar power projects

  Solar power can meet wholly the world demand of electricity. It has the capability to provide several times the country’s energy demand. The world’s covered desert area of 40 percent can supply all of universe the electricity enough of a need. Even the Gobi Desert could supply electricity to world. It has a discontinuous production of supplying electricity and is generally kept by storage or another energy source with …

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Tidal energy a clean, nature-friendly source for common man solace

  Tidal resource is capable of producing clean, environmental-friendly and significantly affordable electricity on a large scale. It also has an advantage of being totally predictable, as tidal currents result from perfectly known astronomical phenomena. A desired level for exploitation of renewable energy resources has the potential to provide a solution to the present power crisis in Pakistan. Energy generation based on renewable resources accounts for about one-fifth of the …

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Natural disaster management

  Strategies need to be inclusive of forward thinking macro economic policies By now almost all the advanced nations have been at guard to avert disaster caused by natural calamities, but climate change has enhanced the frequency of terrific cyclones, typhoons and tsunami like storms ravaging entire socio-economic life of the effected countries. This has compelled the countries to undertake forward looking strategies to combat ill effects of climate change, …

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E-Banking a model of good governance

  On-Line Banking, atms & telecash rule the financial world Although Pakistan offers tremendous opportunities for investment in the financial sector as the country still has a huge un-banked areas particularly the rural population, yet the telecom sector has come out to fill the gap by expanding the outreach even remotest parts of the country. Successful use of information technology in the financial sector is an example, which needs to …

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Governance around the world: what can Pakistan learn?

  The word governance is often tied to corporations and business. Little have we heard about “Global Governance” or “World Governance” which is a new term coined with increase in globalization. Global governance means political interactions between countries aimed for problem solving and act more social. It means that no one country has the responsibility and power over the other for compliance. Global governance becomes even more important with the …

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Improving revenue collection

  Even a cursory look at the development of Singapore shows that the country has grown mainly by ‘living within available means’ or avoiding deficit financing. The country has also become hub of industrial and commercial activities because of very low taxes being collected from corporate entities and individuals. The added advantage is confidence in government policies, while Pakistan continues to suffer from budget deficit, trade deficit and on top …

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Is there any incentive for investment?

  Even a cursory look at the budget proposals suggest that the entire focus of the government is on revenue mobilization rather than enhancing size of GDP and accelerating growth rate. Though, the incumbent government aims to achieve a double digit growth the necessary impetus are missing, the most obvious being the proposed allocation for the public sector development program (PSDP). Historically, the successive governments in Pakistan have been making …

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