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January, 2023

  • 27 January

    Significance of Soil Health

    Significance of Soil Health What The Experts Say If soils are managed sustainably, they can de-carbonize the atmosphere and reduce the greenhouse effect. Hence, they can play a crucial role in mitigating climate change by reducing GHG emissions because they can store carbon in its most stable forms for thousands …

  • 27 January

    ILO’s 17th APRM

    ILO’s 17th APRM Key Highlights of the Singapore Statement International Labour Organization (ILO), which is the United Nations specialized agency dealing with work-related issues, held its 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting in Singapore from 6-9 December 2022. Singapore President Halimah Yacob and ILO Director General, Gilbert Houngbo, opened …

  • 27 January

    Global Shield Against Climate Risks

    Global Shield Against Climate Risks On 14 November 2022, G7 and V20 group of nations most vulnerable to the effects of climate change launched an ambitious scheme to give speedy financial support to communities battered by climate disasters: the Global Shield against Climate Risks which, with an initial funding of …

  • 26 January

    Dr Muhammad Mohiuddin

    Dr Muhammad Mohiuddin Dr Mohiuddin received his MBBS (MD) degree from Dow Medical College in Karachi, and after completing his surgical training at Civil Hospital Karachi, he moved to the United States where he completed his first fellowship in Transplantation Biology at University of Pennsylvania (Verdi DiSesa) and later fellowship …

  • 26 January

    One Man, 29 Gold Medals Dr Hafiz Waleed Malik

    One Man, 29 Gold Medals Dr Hafiz Waleed Malik The doc who made us all proud Recently, when most Pakistanis were busy in discussing a dance performance by a TikToker Ayesha, history was being made in our country’s medical field. A student of Ameeruddin Medical College (AMC), which is affiliated to …

  • 26 January

    Women in Judiciary

    Women in Judiciary Justice with a gender perspective “A more gender-diverse judiciary will have far-reaching effects on people’s access to justice and the quality of justice.” — Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Conventions of traditional jurisprudence portray the law as a rational and gender-neutral regulation of human conduct, which is …

  • 24 January

    The Looming Debt Default

    The Looming Debt Default Emerging economies are facing a high risk “The debt crisis facing developing countries has intensified … A comprehensive approach is needed to reduce debt, increase transparency, and facilitate swifter restructuring—so countries can focus on spending that supports growth and reduces poverty. Without it, many countries and …

  • 24 January

    Reko Diq Agreement

    Reko Diq Agreement A fair deal or a mine of controversies? To ensure sustainable economic activity and growth, it is necessary to improve the investment climate in Pakistan by way of providing incentives in direct and indirect taxes and ease of transfer and repatriation of foreign investments to large-scale foreign …

  • 24 January

    Reinvigorating Pakistan’s Economy

    Reinvigorating Pakistan’s Economy An 11-point Structural Reforms Package 1. Invest in human capital The young population has to be absorbed not only into the domestic workforce but also into the overseas markets in advanced countries. Investment in human capital through education, not for obtaining degrees and credentials but to assimilate …

  • 23 January

    State of Global Water Resources

    State of Global Water Resources World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has recently published its first State of Global Water Resources report which gives an overview of river flow, as well as major floods and droughts. It provides insights into hotspots for changes in freshwater storage and highlights the crucial role and …