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Family Cult Prevails Again in Pakistan Elections

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Despite applying article 61.62 and 63 of constitution of Pakistan the winning horses in election 2013 so far surfced on political scene belong to same family. It has remained political tradition of both India and Pakistan that the family rules once rules for ever. If in India the families that are elected to parliament always [...]

Bitcoin Mining Bad for the Environment; Gridcoins are Better.

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Bitcoins are the latest “virtual currency” to hit the market. Although, around since 2009, Bitcoins are still in the process of gaining mainstream foothold in the currency market. This peer to peer digital currency system is known for its decentralized system and focus on mining through brute force algorithms which require a considerable amount of [...]

Pakistan’s Remittances Inflows and its Impacts

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Pakistan is one of the ten leading countries witnessing high inflows of remittances sent by its overseas workers from different countries, which is the strong support to ailing economy of the country at times when all its earning resources are drying up. The contribution of overseas Pakistan is commendable and caused a major role in [...]

Pakistan Labor Force Participation Lowest in the Region

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Pakistan’s labour force participation in economy is estimated to have reached at the lowest in the region on the subsequent closure of industries, slow down in business growth and limited employment opportunities in the market. The country’s labor force is estimated to amount to 58 million in 2011 and its participation was stood at 33 [...]

Pakistan Fast Growth 100 Break Entrepreneurial Records

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AllWorld Network listed the Pakistan Fast Growth 100 (Pakistan100), a ranking of the fastest growing non-listed companies in Pakistan. The Pakistan100 is a program of AllWorld Network in partnership with Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter and presented by Cyan Limited. Growing at 55% a year and collectively employing 41,000, the Pakistan100 were announced worldwide [...]

Pakistanis Spend Rs 22.5 Billion on SMSes

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Pakistan’s mobile phone users have been severely affected with SMS addiction as they spent Rs 22.5 billion for generating 175.6 billion text messages in 2010. The texting fever caused by the bundles offers and lowering charges of cellular operators on their networks that showed of 15.66 percent or 23.75 billion in 2010 compared with 2009 [...]

Pakistans Seafood and Meat Exports on the Rise

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Pakistan’s traditional sectors are working in a highly challenging scenario with multiple crises like energy and high cost of production whereas the non-traditional sectors are performing well silently with their increasing share in the country’s economy. The livestock and fishery are two emerging potential sectors which are not only contributing handsomely to the GDP but [...]

Pakistan’s Chief Justice Receives PETA Award for Banning Manja

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The chief justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry is being sent an award by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for banning cruel manja kite string in the Punjab province of Pakistan. PETA India has been working towards banning the use of metal and glass-coated manja across India. Now, PETA India is [...]

Pakistans Branchless Banking Becomes Model for the World

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Pakistan is becoming one of the countries with tremendous growth in the development of branchless and mobile banking is witnessed despite of the fact it is still on the way of its maturity stage. The branchless and mobile-banking are penetrating at accelerated pace throughout the country with number of players in the banking and cellular [...]

Broadband Internet: The Next Big Thing in Pakistan

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The internet technology is considered as the next big thing in Pakistan with its rapid expansion in the country which has been creating its demand itself in the changing and advanced lifestyle of the people. The internet users and services providers have been on the rise in the capital cities in particular and in different [...]

United Colors of Bennetton: The Message of Love

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When a clothing company struggling for survival, campaigns for world peace, people are bound to suspect the campaign and look at it as a desperate attempt to seek attention, But the Italian clothing company is holding its own and insists that the controversial ads of world leaders kissing on the lips are about tolerance and [...]

The Global Warming: Causes, Remedies and Risks

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- Introduction – The Seas and the Oceans – The Earth Atmosphere: A new Model for Solving the Global Warming – The thermal Factors at the Earth-Surface Introduction In this article a series of texts that I have been sending since the year 2004 to several official addresses will be resumed. It refers to the [...]

Pakistan’s USF Ranked Top in the Region

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Pakistan has unmatched talent and intelligent minds and diligent workforce despite of the fact it has limited resources, countless barriers and widespread corruption. The people of are committed to make a difference in their respective field to bring the name of the country in the list of exceptions. Universal Service Funds (USF) is one of [...]

P@SHA launches social innovative fund

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Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA) in collaboration with Google on Thursday launched a $ 250,000 worth Social Innovative Fund to finance innovate and constructive ideas of young entrepreneurs and students of Pakistan. Google Inc. has granted an amount to IT entrepreneurs’ body to launch P@SHA innovative fund for sponsor different IT and technology projects to [...]

Pakistan Manpower Export to Saudi Arabia Inviting Huge Remittances

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Pakistan’s manpower is not educated, skilled based and talented but its export is one of the vibrant factors for our economy to attract huge foreign exchange in the country with continuous and tremendous growth of international remittances sent by them. Saudi Arabia being a Muslim state is attractive for millions of Pakistani workers who seek [...]

Economics 101 and 501: The Quest for Happiness

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Economics is the science that deals with the production, consumption and distribution of goods and services. The concepts of supply and demand are at the very core of economics and the word is derived from a Greek word Oikonomia, meaning “managing a household”. A good economy is one of the fundamental indicators of a well [...]

Pakistan’s Fashion Industry Booming With Lawn Season

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The spring season came with scorching heat and rising mercury but this weather has heated up lawn fashion in the city, depicting eye-catching billboards of the models and actresses on the roadsides. The fashion industry witnessed a significant progress in last decades however the peak display of its potential and talent by its movers and [...]

Pakistan Losing it’s Potential to Attract Foreign Direct Investment

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Pakistan has been spot as one of the potential markets for foreign investors who are shifting their business to Asian and African countries in a bid to capture unexplored regions with their technology, capital and money. The developed economies are recovering with very slow pace therefore its signs will also reflect in developing economies of [...]

The Qadri Affect

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It was the 4th of January when Malik Mumtaz Qadri opened fire and killed a powerful governor Salman Taseer of the most populous province of Pakistan. He killed him to protest against the controversial blasphemy laws of which the late governor was very vocal in publicly condemning. The reaction to the murder amongst the masses [...]

Security Sector Reforms in South Asia

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State Security Reform (SSR) is a concept that is currently used in state transformation in normal times, post-conflict and peace-building situations in transitional societies. As a relatively new term, Security Sector Reform (SSR) was coined by Clare Short, then minister for International Development of U.K in a large public speech in London in 1998. The [...]

Pistachio, Almond and Raisins and Their Importance

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Tahira Abbas, Dr. M. A. Pervez, M. Adnan Shahid, Dr. Rashad M. Balal, Dr. C. M. Ayyub Dry fruits are rich source of energy and nutrition and are utilized in every part of the world with equal liking. Their demand is increasing day by day due to their various health giving aspects. These fruits are [...]

Encounter of a Dummy with Finance

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Higher the risk, higher will be the return echoes in the ears of yours when you start undertaking the introductory courses related to conventional finance. Then these talks take you to the introduction of a numerous types of risks, which a lay man never have heard of or concerned to in his whole simple life. [...]

Lal Masjid Tragedy and Aftermath

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Lal masjid is a mosque located in sector G of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. A clash took place between radical Islamist living in the mosque and the Pakistan armed forces in July 2007. ASSESMENT OF THE ENTIRE EVENT Religion is the sensitive spot in our people when you play with that you are putting [...]

Economic Potential of IPI Gas Pipeline

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Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) Gas Pipeline is envisioned as harbinger of development and prosperity for South Asia. Often it is termed as “Peace Pipeline” as it could fulfill the energy requirements of energy-starved economies of these developing countries. The idea of IPI Gas Pipeline was conceived in 1995 when Iran and Pakistan signed an initial agreement for [...]

Hydroponics:A charismatic approach for getting high crop yield

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M. Adnan Shahid, G. Akhtar and Dr. Rashad M. Balal, Dr. M. Afzal, T. Abbas Hydroponics is a technique of growing crops in water instead of soil, containing all required nutrients for better plant growth because physiological requirements of the plants can be met without the use of soil and sunlight. There are two types [...]

Sugar Crises Multiplies the Miseries of People

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The artificial sugar crisis created by sugar mafia including sugar mills, hoarders and trade cartels has multiplied miseries of common man in Pakistan as by increasing the prices of commodity from Rs.60-65 to 100-120 within a month has made sugar out of reach of people affected by worst ever floods which had swept away every [...]

A Great Test of Global Solidarity – and the Pakistani Diaspora

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The Pakistan floods are a tragedy of biblical proportions which Pakistanis are confronted with at every turn. In this tragedy – unlike the story of Noah – there was no Messiah to warn us and it appears, no Messiah to save us. As Pakistanis we have wailed against our government for its ineffective response and [...]