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Separate and unequal

Our Constitution recognises the significance of education. Article 25A (added by the 18th Amendment) provides: “The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years…” In Article 37, the Constitution envisages, “the State shall (a) promote, with special care, the educational …

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Surgeons in China transplant a human head on corpse

A human head transplant carried out on a corpse by doctors in China-reported to be the first such surgery in the world-has caused controversy among medical experts. The transplant was announced by Italian professor Sergio Canavero, director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, at a news conference in Vienna on …

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Is REDD+ mechanism enough to fight climate change?

REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forest and enhancement of forest carbon stock in developing countries) is considered as an emerging global climate policy instrument for the conservation and sustainability of landscapes. Forests are the world’s largest carbon sinks.  REDD+ …

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Children’s access to education is a right

The Universal Children’s Day is celebrated all around the world today (November 20). While today is a day to celebrate children and the recognition of their rights, it should also remind us of our responsibility as adults, governments, and societies to ensure their protection, well-being, and development. We are living …

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Work on Karachi Package phase II to commence on Dec 15

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has asked the local government department to start work on 14 schemes of the Karachi Package’s phase II from December 15. The cost of the mega schemes has been estimated at Rs8 billion. The CM issued the directives while presiding over a meeting to review …

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Future of Agriculture Policy Institute hangs in the balance

THE Ministry of National Food Security and Research is on the verge of losing one of its organs — the Agriculture Policy Institute (API) — as it has remained dormant over the past decade. The institute came under fierce criticism at a recent meeting of the Senate’s Standing Committee on …

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Water as priority

In 2015, the UN replaced the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are more elaborate, specific and comprehensive. Known as the 2030 Agenda, the 17 goals identify 169 targets that are to be achieved in a span of 15 years. Goal 6 of the SDGs …

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