June 2016

War on Terror & the Growing Abuse of Human Rights

War on terror and Growing Abuse

Unprecedented violation, rather abuse, of human rights started immediately after the 9/11. Since then the United States has waged a war on terror but rather than protecting the humans, this unending battle has resulted in colossal abuse of human rights at global level. The war has contributed to the violation of human rights in a number of ways. First, people …

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World in Focus (April-May 2016)

NATIONAL Apr 18: Declaring the operation in Shawal area of North Waziristan – the last phase of Operation Zarb-i-Azb — successful, the Army started clearing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other unexploded ordnance in the area. Apr 20: SUPARCO and China Great Wall Industry Cooperation (CGWIC) signed a contract for the development and launch of Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1) …

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Preserving Biodiversity, Reiterate the Resolve on World Environment Day 2016

research report

A famous Urdu proverb “Zinda Hathi Lakh Ka, Mara Hua Sawa Lakh Ka,” which, in English, loosely means that a valuable thing becomes even more profitable after its death, seems true for the illegal trade of wild animals. The etymology of this famous proverb does also have an implied mention of this illegal trade that is in full swing nowadays. …

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Energy Crisis Causes, Effects and Remedies

Energy Crisis

Not so long ago, have Pakistanis seen halcyon days, when the land of milk and honey was ignorant of energy crisis, load shedding and other such terminologies. But it proved to be a nine day’s wonder until mid-2000s approached and our beloved country plunged into darkness. A country’s development and progress is heavily dependent on the energy sector. Calling it …

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Who’s gonna be the World’s Next Top Diplomat, UN Secretary General Election 2016

Worlds Next Top Diplomat

At the stroke of midnight on 31 December 2016, the current Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Ban Ki-moon will step down after completing two terms in office. The marathon campaign for the selection of a new Secretary General (SG) to replace Mr Ban has already begun with the UN General Assembly’s letter to all member states inviting nominations …

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Behaviour management of youth has become quite an onerous task, both for parents and teachers. These little angels give us tough time. Talk to any parent or teacher, they complain regarding the behaviour of the young generation which is replete with resentment, impertinence and ingratitude. This problem does not exist only in low-socioeconomic, uneducated class but very much in well-educated …

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The PARIS AGREEMENT, Opportunities for Pakistan

The Paris Agreement

“We are in a race against time. The era of consumption without consequences is over. — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon Global warming refers to increase in the average temperature of the earth’s surface. There is a general consensus among the scientists that its principal cause is the burgeoning use of fossil fuels which release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases …

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Former Additional Secretary, Education, Punjab Professor Manzoor Hussain Mirza (13 August 1930 – 28 March 2016)

Professor Mnazoor Hussain Mirza obituary

A great educationist and an economist, Professor Manzoor Mirza who hailed from the well-known and historical town of Bhimber (Azad Jammu and Kashmir State), now settled in Lahore, has died at the age of 85.  He belonged to the Mughal race whose members of the ruling class in Delhi were post-1857 abortive freedom attempt from the British rule in India, …

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