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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Recovering from 2022 Floods

Recovering from 2022 Floods Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Damage, loss and needs assessment following the unprecedented floods in Pakistan calls for ‘building back better’, based on the principles of the poor first, transparency, inclusion and climate resilience. The assessment estimates total damages to exceed USD 14.9 billion, and total economic losses …

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How Can A Nation Prosper

How Can A Nation Prosper A high literacy rate is the fundamental driver of positive change in the socio-economic framework of a country. It ensures the improvement of the healthcare system of the country as literate people are more aware of the prevention and cure of diseases. A high literacy …

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Confucius and Our Brain Drain

Confucius and Our Brain Drain Revered Chinese philosopher, who is often portrayed as a teacher, advisor, philosopher and reformer, Confucius believed that those who aspired to command others must cultivate discipline and moral authority in themselves. Confucius lived in a period of the Zhou dynasty when China had splintered into …

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And the Blame Game Resumes

And the Blame Game Resumes The Saga of Perpetual Instability and Pakistan-Afghanistan relationships Although Pakistan and Afghanistan have historical linkages, both countries, at the same time, also have a long history of levelling allegations of interfering in each other’s internal affairs. The recent border skirmishes and insurgent attacks across the …

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