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How Pakistan can be a hub of trade of Halal food products?

  Halal food is often used in reference to foods and drinks, which are permissible for Muslims to eat or drink under Islamic law or in other words Halal is any object or an action which is permissible in Islam. The criteria specifies both what foods are allowed, and how the food must be prepared under the law of Islam. These foods include types of meat and animal tissue. The …

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Fast-expanding Halal food market

  One amazing aspect of capitalism is that markets operating under this system harbor no biases; they are commercial to the core. With too many loose ends of capitalism showing off in the last three decades, the world at large hardly desisted from embracing Islamic finance. Same is the case with Halal food industry, which has grown worldwide at an amazing pace. According to the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and …

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Seafood — A prospective wealth of Balochistan

The coastline of a province carries most productive marine ecosystem Balochistan is rich in seafood resources. It enjoys diversity of marine life in nature. Its coastline is the most productive marine ecosystem of the world. According to an estimate, 60 species of fish and 10 of shrimps, including the best in the world, are found in the province. It produces 200,000 tons of fish per year, of which 80,000 tons …

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The ultimate fate of growing global market for halal food

  The existing size of Muslim population around the globe and its faster growth rate but more importantly superior quality standards of Halal food are responsible for enormous growth of Halal food market. Apart from Muslim countries many non-Muslim countries now share significant percentage of global trade of Halal food. The factors driving global Halal food trade include: 1) growth in Muslim population, the primary market for Halal food, 2) …

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Education holds the key to human development

  Pakistan is rich in natural resources and to make the best use of the enormous natural resources, the country not only needs skilled and healthy people but educated person get much appreciation as the better human capital equipped with education in science and technology can be instrumental in increased productivity with brining in modern technology in all economic sectors. This will together enhance industrial productivity and increase exportable output …

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Education: The money minting game

  Gone are the days when imparting education was considered an Ibadat, now it is a billion dollar industry in Pakistan. While many complaint about high cost of education, they actually support those who rip them in the name of education. Be it a small school, a chain of schools or private university the sole motive is money minting. It may not be out of context to say many of …

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Habib University: a world-class liberal arts and sciences institute

  Policy frameworks provided in a draft Vision 2025 for Pakistan have objectives at substantial growth in access to education as well as making important developments in quality of education in the country. Pakistan ranks 113th out of 120 states in the UNESCO‘s all education development index. There is still a high dropout rate at the primary, secondary and tertiary stage in the country whereas a yearly expenditure is very …

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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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Higher education cost is prohibitively higher

  Though, many generation have passed away Pakistan continue to suffer from the legacy of British Raj, which never encouraged people from their colonies to get education. It was taken very conveniently as an extension of cast system followed in Indian subcontinent for centuries. Ideally, the education system in Pakistan should have changed after independence but it seems British Raj has been replaced by the local feudal system. One factor …

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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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