Research Report

Gulf Cooperation Council

gulf cooperation council

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a political and economic alliance made up of six Middle Eastern countries located in the Gulf region on the Arabian peninsula. The bloc aims to boost economic cooperation between members and, through collective security, to guard against any threat from neighbouring states and from Islamic extremism. The GCC also aims to achieve unity among …

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, Eliminating Gender-based Violence

16 days of activism

Violence against women is, in fact, a delineation of the flawed thinking that is not willing to grant women and girls their due rights. People with this mindset treat women only as an object of sexual satisfaction, sumptuousness and unconditional slavery and loyalty. Those infested with this thinking, owing to their ego and false beliefs, think that degrading women is …

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Universal Children’s Day

Universal Childrens Day

Lives of 1.8 million Pakistani children are in danger Once there was a time when we were kids and were at the centre of our parents’ lives; and now when we have our own children, our lives revolve around them. But, we must not limit our love and care only to our own children rather we should widen this circle …

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International day of the Girl Child

International day of the girl child

“If we educate a boy, we educate one person. If we educate a girl, we educate a family – and a whole nation.”  (An African proverb) The above-quoted saying, in fact, exhibits the realization that the African societies do have, but we are oblivious to which even today. Perhaps, a lack of this recognition is impeding our girls’ way to …

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International Literacy Day 2015

International Literacy Day

Let’s Resolve to Promote Education in Pakistan Education is the foundation stone of a civilized society. It is the ladder that helps in reaching the pinnacles of social, moral and economic development in a country. All the saner minds around the world, individually and collectively, are amply aware of the importance of education because a person’s power of reasoning and …

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Economic Survey 2014-15: A Roundup

Economic Survey of Pakistan

The targeted economic growth for the outgoing year was missed by a long shot. Last year, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced a target of five percent GDP growth but the tally could only muster up 4.24 percent. The performance of the agriculture and manufacturing sectors is more revealing of why targeted growth was not achieved. Agriculture comprises 20.9 percent of …

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Population of Pakistan

Form Yesterday to Today and Tomorrow The difference of human development standards between developed and developing countries, makes life luxurious at some places but miserable at some. And that is just because of not acting upon the ages-old proverb “cut your coat according to your cloth,” meaning that population growth should be directly related to resources. And many developed countries …

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Wealth Having It All & Wanting More

Wealth - Having it all and wanting more

Global wealth is increasingly being concentrated in the hands of a small wealthy elite. These wealthy individuals have generated and sustained their vast riches through their interests and activities in a few important economic sectors, including finance and pharmaceuticals/healthcare. Companies from these sectors spend millions of dollars every year on lobbying to create a policy environment that protects and enhances …

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