Monthly Archives: October 2012

Pakistan and International Financial Markets

 Pakistan ranks at 58 out of 62 economies in the Financial Development Index of 2012, losing 3 points from its position of 55 in 2011. The Financial Development Report 2012 depicts commercial and retail access to finance shrinking in Pakistan. … Continue reading

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Extremism: a snapshot from history

It was 1980 when I passed the middle school examination and entered class nine. Imparting school education to children was not commercialised across the country, as it is now. The public schools were far more multiclass in terms of their … Continue reading

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Education For All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report on Girls Education

Pakistan’s progress in getting poor girls into schools is less than half of that in India and Nepal, and a quarter of Bangladesh, according to a new report published by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) this week. … Continue reading

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Our education emergency

As I write this, I am reminded of the conversation I had with the renowned New York Timesjournalist, Nicholas Kristoff, about the fate of Pakistan. He had specially come to Lahore to visit some of Kashf Foundation’s clients in order to document … Continue reading

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58pc of Pakistanis facing ‘food insecurity’

ISLAMABAD, Oct 16: The Senate was informed on Tuesday that up to 58 per cent of the country’s population suffered from ‘food insecurity’. Giving details, the Minister for National Food Security and Research, Mir Israrullah Zehri, told the upper house … Continue reading

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