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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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Concern behind China-Pakistan economic corridor

  The People’s Republic of China has reaffirmed its commitment for the multi-billion dollar project of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), in a letter from the Chinese President to the Pakistan premier, which further reinforce the friendship between the “iron brothers”. On the other hand, Prime Minister of Pakistan ordered Cabinet minister to remove all the “irritants” as described by Minister for Planning and Development and take them into confidence, in …

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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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KPK education a model for other provinces

  Based on demographic profiling, Pakistan has a population of 196 million people with a median age of 21 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 58 percent with male literacy at 70 percent and female literacy rate being 46 percent. Pakistan comprises of a young population which …

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Online technology available to get access to free and quality education

  Interview with Ms Tara Uzra Dawood – President, Dawood Global Foundation PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Tara Uzra Dawood: I am the CEO of Dawood Capital Management Ltd and the President of Dawood Global Foundation and LADIESFUND. I have studied at Cornell University, Oxford University and Harvard Law School, and am a member of the New York Bar. LADIESFUND is the National Women’s Awards, women and youth …

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Enhancing wheat production in Balochistan

  A long-term strategy needs to be devised to make Balochistan self-reliant in wheat. The province is known as the fruit basket of Pakistan because of its production of high-quality fruits in bulk. The province can also become the country’s food basket if its wheat yield potential is fully and efficiently tapped. It has wheat varieties yield potential of 6.5MT/hectares, but it is getting only 2.4MT/hectares. The province gets 95 …

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The effects of growth-based fiscal policy

  A recent study by John Merrifield and Barry W. Poulson measured the effects of fiscal policy variations in case of three US states: California, Montana and Utah. The study concludes: ‘A measure issue in the debate over tax policy is the supply-side impact of income tax rate cuts. Using the Poulson and Kaplan (2008) estimates of the negative relationship between marginal tax rates and state economic growth, we show …

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Import of used cars — An unfair advantage at the cost of domestic industry

  PAMA submits proposals for budget 2015-16 The automobile industry which has developed sufficient capacity to cater to the needs of automobile market is experiencing the pinch of the unfair advantage being given to the importers of the used cars at the cost of the local industry. It is surprising that instead strengthening the base of the domestic auto industry that generates a huge number of job opportunities besides imparting …

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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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