Litter Louts Manifest Uncouth Behaviour of Society

Adil Bebek, an emeritus professor of divinity at the Marmara University intends that Islam’s emphasis on cleanliness and its anti-pandemic rules could make a serious difference for Muslims to protect themselves from the deadly pandemic. Certain activities at public places are normally evaded like coughing, sneezing, speaking in a loud way and snuggling into someone else in a very close range where your germs could be passed from one to another. As an overseas Pakistani, I learnt that the nations who made headway in their lives acquiesced to the rules of cleanliness as part of their social manifesto. It provides the basis for a healthy and progressive society.

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Heeding the Lessons of Failure in Competitive Exams/CSS

Our youth is living in an era of competition either in quest of knowledge to get admission in the best universities of Pakistan or attaining executive positions in the administrative departments of the country. Hence, they have to strive to outdo in the competitive exams in the execution of their emulations. Veritably, Pakistan is not soaring high in providing job opportunities for its youth. To acquire social status in society and securing any executive job has become a constant factor of stress for fresh graduates in the country.

After exploring the system of competitive exams in Pakistan, these may be categorised as Competitive Exams, Entrance Exams, Assessment Exams, Board Exams, and Spoken IELTS /TOEFL Exams in Pakistan in terms of their popularity and difficulty level.

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IMF Quells Pakistan

Keeping in view the preconditions of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for releasing future tranches of its $6 billion loan, the cabinet’s recent approval of a draft law to make the State Bank of Pakistan autonomous body ushered an unending debate about how much freedom should the State Bank enjoy. Many have raised fears about its long-term impact not only on the economy but also on the country’s overall sovereignty.

The central bank in a developing economy performs both traditional and non-traditional functions. The principal traditional functions performed by it are the monopoly of note issue, banker to the government, bankers’ bank, lender of the last resort, controller of credit and maintaining stable exchange rate.

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 Covid-19 Ushers Wheat Crisis in Pakistan

The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has severely affected the global and Pakistani economy. Major victims of the COVID-19 outbreak are micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Experts fear that the pandemic’s economic fallout will considerably derail the country’s recovery process.

This is a matter of grave concern that an agricultural country faces the problem, “Less Wheat, More People”. According to the World Food Programmer more than a third of Pakistan’s population faces food insecurity, the crisis came to the surface with its full-fledged intensity around mid-January 2020 when the Flour Mills Association (FMA) raised the wheat flour price by 6 PKR per KG hitting a total of around 70 PKR per KG. This was an increase of 20 PKR per KG since the inception of the PTI government.

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COVID-19 Commenced a New Era for Delivery of Education in Pakistan

Education is a fundamental right of every human being. UNESCO is leading this initiative with its Education 2030 Agenda. It has predicted that only six in ten young people will be finishing secondary school in 2030. Pakistan has a gigantic challenge. The mass education format of a classroom takes on every child being average in picking up concepts and it doesn’t regale either the brighter or the slow to catch-up students. Online education (EdTech) helps control such a challenge by allowing students to learn at their own pace and encourages them to complete their secondary education.

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COVID-19 Pandemic has Slowed the Economic Growth of Pakistan

Two of the biggest South Asian nations —Pakistan and India started their economic journey around the same time after gaining Independence. To my surprise, there was a point in the 1960s when Pakistan’s per capita GDP used to be higher than that of India’s. However, over the years, India has not only surpassed Pakistan’s per capita GDP but has taken a commanding lead on almost every economic forum but Pakistani citizens are forced to confront the harsh reality of extreme poverty.

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