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Premarital Screening for Mental Illness

By: Khadeeja Rana For every role we want to adopt in this world, we follow a set procedure to learn the tricks of the trade: be it formal education or information passed down by elders. When it comes to parenting, we mostly rely on our instinct and experience, yet in some cases, people are ill-equipped to be successful parents. Mainly, …

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Letters to the Editor ( December 2017)

Letters to the Editor (February 2018)

World Times Urdu You have taken a very good step of publishing World Times Urdu. I found its first edition highly informative. This will help us in easily understanding the topics. This step has solved my all problems. I really appreciate your efforts and hope they will take you to the acme of success. I request you to please publish …

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Late Marriages and Reproductive Health

Late marriage is a growing phenomenon, especially in the urban areas of Pakistan, due to multiple socioeconomic factors. In our society, this problem consequently affects women in a variety of ways and impedes their efforts on getting settled in their married life. The reproductive health of married women gets affected the most; thereby complicating things for them to survive in …

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Pakistan still stuck in Malthusian growth

The provisional results of Pakistan’s 6th census show that the country now hosts 207 million people. The results exhibit that Pakistan is still stuck in Malthusian growth, even if things on the economy front are getting better. But, economic development doesn’t mean that a substantial rise in living standards has occurred; that is what we mean by Malthusian.  Pakistan’s population …

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The Vulnerability of Pakistan’s Economy ADB’s premonitory concerns

On September 26, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released its updated Asian Development Outlook – 2017. The report contains warnings for Pakistan that the country’s economy is increasingly becoming vulnerable to external shocks and funding shortfalls. Xiaohong Yang, ADB’s country director for Pakistan, said given the coming challenges in the near future, the “Government of Pakistan must carefully manage external …

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Letters to the Editor (November 2017)

Letters to the Editor (February 2018)

Balochistan Needs A Cancer Hospital In this era of technological advancement, it is regretted that Balochistan, the country’s biggest province in terms of area, is deprived of a state-of-the-art cancer hospital. The number of cancer patients in the province is quite high. Every year, many cancer patients die due to non-availability of a cancer hospital in the province. More than …

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10 Days for Pakistan

By: Usman Akhter Celebrating Independence Day rekindles a sense of patriotism and revives a feel of responsible citizenship. This helps the country progress as citizens feel a sense of belonging. This leads to harmony, forbearance, inclusiveness, and a desire to achieve great heights for Pakistan. Therefore, celebration of Pakistan’s Independence Day symbolises unity, brotherhood, social equity and peace for all …

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Blue Whale Challenge

The Blue Whale Challenge has been headlining news in recent weeks because of the reports that a number of teens have committed suicide after following 50 tasks suggested by the game. This sinister internet game, named after a habit displayed by certain blue whales in which they beach themselves on purpose to commit suicide, emerged in 2013. A man was …

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