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World Economic Forum’s Annual Global Competitiveness Report Examines, Recovery from COVID-19 Can Build Productive, Sustainable, and Inclusive Economic Systems

Geneva, CH/Islamabad:  The World Economic Forum released the Global Competitiveness Report 2020 today. The long-standing Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) rankings have been paused. A special edition, published this year, elaborates on the priorities for recovery and revival, and considers the building blocks of a transformation towards new economic systems. The report assesses the features that helped countries be more effective ...

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QUETTA: UoB Academic Staff and Lecturers Demand Immediate Recovery of Dr. Liaqat Ali Sani  

QUETTA: Officials of Academic Staff Association, University of Balochistan and Balochistan Professors and Lecturers Association have demanded immediate recovery of Dr. Liaqat Ali Sani within 24 hours otherwise they would boycott ongoing Bachelor’s Degree examination. It was demanded at a press conference at Press Club here in Quetta. Talking to the media Dr. Kaleemullah said, “We strongly condemn the indifference ...

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QUETTA: Dr. Liaqat Ali Sani Goes Missing in Mastung

QUETTA: Chairman Brahui Department at University of Balochistan Quetta Dr. Liaquat Ali Sani has gone missing along with his two more Prof. Shabir Ahmed Shahwani and Prof. Nizam Shahwani in Mastung area of Balochistan Saturday morning.   According to the media reports the professors were on way to Khuzdar from Quetta for official visit of ongoing BA exams. Professors’ vehicle ...

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U.S. Embassy and EducationUSA Highlight U.S. Higher Education Opportunities to Celebrate International Education Week

ISLAMABAD: The U.S. Embassy and EducationUSA celebrated International Education Week (IEW), November 16 to 20, with a series of events encouraging students across Pakistan to consider U.S. colleges and universities as their higher education destination. Known for cutting-edge programs and high-quality student experiences, U.S. universities continue to provide future leaders with a global learning environment in which to succeed and ...

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CPDI launches Report on State of Budget Transparency in Pakistan

KALAT:  Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives has launched its annual report on State of Budget Transparency in Pakistan. The report points out shortcomings in the budgeting process at the federal and provincial levels and states that budgets in Pakistan should be prepared in consultation with the stakeholders and information should be shared with citizens proactively during all stages of ...

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Struggles of a Baloch Student

By: Shagufta Nadir Malkani Baluchistan, a province that is largest in terms of land area, with 12.34 million of Baloch population; mainly, known for its cultural diversity, be it Pshtun, Baloch, Hazara and Sindhi, the province has given place and integrity to each one of them open heartedly. Most populous cities in the province are Quetta, Gawadar, Kalat, Turbat, Kharan, ...

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“Nook Abad”, a community devoid of a library

By: Aziz Ejaz Few days ago a group of enlightened youth approached me in order to know my remarks on the issue of a community that lacks the facility of a public library. They were on perusal of a way out, as asked to put some suggestions in context of fulfilling an edgy aspiration which the entire community most principally ...

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How can Balochistan prosper if its poor children are out-of-school and uneducated?

By: Munaj Gul Muhammad Tariq Baloch, 13, gets up early in the morning and moves to the nearby garage in Turbat city every day so as to earn a little sum of money for the family. He uses the work tools at a very young age rather than picking up books to be at school. And schooling has not been ...

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Right should be given to the deserving people

By: Ismail Baloch COVID-19 has become a great challenge worldwide. It is affecting people in every walk of life, with different impacts in every country. It is also affecting people in Pakistan financially and it will most likely increase poverty. The COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan was confirmed on 26 February 2020. Till today thousands of cases have been tested positive ...

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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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