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‘Positive attitudes turn society towards development’

Positive attitudes of people can turn the society towards development. These views were expressed by Kadhan Chairman Jahan Khan Chandio while addressing the participants of an event on the closing ceremony of USAID funded project ‘Enhancing water and sanitation governance access’, in two union council of Badin district, implemented by …

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Pakistan vulnerable to desertification

Increasing desertification is turning vast swatches of fertile land into parched areas and poses a risk to the global environmental sustainability. It is also creating socio-economic instability in many countries of the world. This was stated by the Climate Change Minister Senator Mushahidullah Khan at the 13th session of the …

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Chairman HEC on higher education and research in Pakistan

Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, Professor Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed has said the current focus of HEC is to improve the quality of higher education and standard of academic research in Pakistan and ensure that the research being produced is beneficial for the nation and society. “The race for rankings and impact factor …

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Punjab government to organize maize production competition

Punjab government is looking forward to holding a maize production competition in the maize growing districts of Punjab, chief minister Punjab has directed to organize this competition. According to APP Punjab agriculture department told them yesterday that they are completing the necessary arrangements to hold the competition for interested growers …

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Farm modernisation in Sindh

THE pace at which Sindh’s farmers have adopted modernisation has been pathetically slow. As a result, the desired per-acre productivity has not been achieved despite the fact that Sindh has huge potential. It is only some progressive farmers or those with large landholdings who tend to adopt advanced practices. But …

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Measures being taken to strengthen disaster management

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lt Gen Omar Mehmood Hayat Tuesday said that Pakistan was taking every possible measure to strengthen its disaster management mechanism. The chairman expressed these views during a meeting with Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Stefano Pontecorvo. “Mutual cooperation between the two countries in this all important sector of sustainable development …

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Engendering policing in Pakistan

Police is the first respondent to Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG). Their attitude and response can have a dramatic impact on developments, including the prevention of future violent acts and the protection of victims. The basis of Gender Responsive Policing (GRP) is an organisational …

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All state institutions should fulfill constitutional role: CJP

“The Constitution is supreme. All state institutions should fulfill their responsibilities according to the law,” said Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar during a full-court reference held at the Supreme Court on Monday to mark the start of the new judicial year. The CJP said justice can …

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A question of honour

Despite Pakistan being the first country in South Asia to make sexual harassment a legally punishable crime in 2010, patriarchal social ideals of ‘proper feminine behaviour’—predetermined for women—actively discourage the victims from seeking justice. The ‘Protection Against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2010’ defines sexual harassment as, “any unwelcome sexual …

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