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Ehsaas Emergency Cash program requires redesigning in upcoming phase

By: Muhammad Yousaf World is globally facing the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 crisis is a huge challenge for human beings worldwide. Since it is not only affecting human beings physically but also mentally, socially and financially. The impact of the pandemic is different in every country, However, it is an alarming situation that pandemic is affecting people in Pakistan financially and ...

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Strict implementation of laws on tobacco consumption and Illicit Trafficking is required

Karachi: Society for Protection of Rights of the Child (SPARC) organized an online discussion session on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Speaking on this year’s theme “Better Knowledge for Better Care”, anti-tobacco activists stressed upon the need to improve the understanding of tobacco smoking as a drug problem and how the improved knowledge will result in reducing ...

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The dilemma of political parties and democratic process in Pakistan

By: Saad Dehwar Baloch It is often said that, political parties are the main bricks of democracies in any modern society, through which societies can protect their social, cultural, civil, economic rights. Politics is often described as an art— which is the key to coping up existing problems faced by any society. It also shapes the behavior of a society ...

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UNHCR donates medical equipment to Children Hospital Quetta

QUETTA: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency provided state-of-the-art medical equipment to Children Hospital Quetta as part of its ongoing work to support the Provincial Government and improve public health care services in hospitals in Balochistan. The equipment valued at Rs.7 million includes a fully automated chemistry analyzer, an instrument used for the biochemical testing of total bilirubin, urea, creatinine, liver ...

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Sindh governor tests positive

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail tested positive on Monday as the nationwide tally of Covid-19 patients jumped to 13,915 on Monday, with 5,526 cases reported in Punjab, 4,996 in Sindh, 1,984 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 781 in Balochistan, 318 in Gilgit Baltistan, 245 in Islamabad and 65 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The virus has claimed at least 292 lives while ...

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Emerging Technologies Can be Tool to Combat COVID-19.

ISLAMABAD:  China-Pakistan Study Center (CPSC), Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) in collaboration with Mishal Pakistan and Wusool hosted a webinar ‘Emerging Technologies: Important Tool to Combat COVID-19. The wabinar was attended by senior academics, researcher, media, diplomats and members of the civil society community. Speakers from government, development sector and international institution expressed their views on significance of technology ...

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USEFP Announces 2021 Fulbright Student (Master’s and PhD) Program

Islamabad: The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) invites Pakistani students to apply for the prestigious 2021 Fulbright Student Program (Master’s and PhD) and Fulbright-Higher Education Commission PhD Program, which fully funds PhD study at top universities in the United States. The application form is available online at www.usefpakistan.org, and the application deadline is May 13, 2020. U.S. Ambassador ...

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AGAHI announces Pakistan 2029, State of Future Index Report

KARACHI:  The second edition of Pakistan State of Future Index “The Future of Possibilities” launched – the current edition explored potential developments that would impact the country’s outlook in the coming years. The index included two new variables; internal and external debt. The 32 variables in the 2029 edition covers: population, CO2 emissions (kt), alternative and nuclear energy (% of ...

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