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Lahore smog: How to protect yourself from toxic smog?

PAKISTAN-POLLUTION-ENVIRONMENT

Adopt these precautionary measures to keep yourself safe from smog For the past few days, Lahore city has turned into a gas chamber with entire city covered in smoke and surrounded by a toxic cloud of chemicals. Air pollution in Lahore has shot up dangerous gases such as Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulphur-Dioxide which can cause harm and discomfort ... Read More »

Polio eradication goal is zero cases everywhere and no more viruses anywhere

A health worker vaccinates a child against polio outside her home during Polio – National Immunisation Day (NID, while her sisters watching in Sherpow in Landhi town, Karachi Pakistan.

Opionion article by the Representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Pakistan Dr. Michel Thieren in connection with World Polio Day It is inevitable that polio will be stopped, will all likelihood even by the year’s end. Wherever the virus is still actively transmitting, mostly in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the core polio epidemiological indicators attest that this virus is ... Read More »

65 years of friendship: Pakistan-China ties can improve regional security, economic growth

Pakistan China mark 65 years of Pakistan-China diplomatic ties

Pakistan and China mark 65 years of diplomatic ties and friendship “Pakistan and China, enjoy special friendship and have achieved much .. But we must continue to work for lasting peace and stability in the region to attain regional security and economic development” By Masood Khan This year, 2016, is a special year for Pakistan-China relations. On the 65th anniversary ... Read More »

World’s 10 best countries for working women

World's 10 best countries for working women

Finland, Norway and Sweden are the top 3 countries for working women The Nordic countries — Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland —  are the best countries to be a working woman, according to The Economist’s glass-ceiling index 2016. In these countries, women are present in the labour force at similar rates to men. Finland has the largest share of women who have gone through ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Middle East Policy: Striking a balance between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia

Is it possible for Pakistan to strike a balance between ties with Saudi Arabia and Iran? The answer is Yes. Former Ambassador Masood Khan explains how.. By Masood Khan The essence of President Hassan Rohani’s visit to Islamabad was bilateral relations between Pakistan and Iran but the strategic overhang of the visit was no less important. Post-nuclear deal with six ... Read More »

SMEs can promote women’s economic empowerment

Nepali women working in the fields in Dhulikhel, Nepal. Photo by Sana Jamal

International Women’s Day 2016 Feature Article  “I seek training, not for me, but for my family members, so that they understand what I am doing when I go out of the home to attend trainings, sell the product, and liaise with traders and officers”: Nepali women vegetable farmer By Dr Kamala Gurung and Dr Pranita Bhushan Udas On 21 January ... Read More »

Sad news for Pakistan – Books import almost halved in 2014-15

Shelves without books

ISLAMABAD: Import of books declined by 45.89 per cent in fiscal 2014-15 to Rs71.453 million from Rs132.898m in 2013-14. Pakistan imports books from 45 countries. The daily Dawn quoted the Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir as saying that local publishers were more interested in publishing syllabi and local books. This information was provided by the minister in a written reply to ... Read More »

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