Known for its splendid mountains, natural beauty, hospitable people, distinctive culture, and linguistics, Gilgit Baltistan is the talk of the town for welcoming outsiders with open arms. Each year, thousands of tourists flock to the region to spectate its beauty and diversity. However, the beauty of the region was once stained by the Dogra tribe. Gilgit Baltistan was liberated from the Dogra rule on November 1, 1947, and this year marks the 74th independence of the region.
Expo 2020 in Dubai is said to be the “greatest show on Earth” by many. The world’s largest fair was projected to commence in 2020. However, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the date of the opening changed to October 1st, 2021. With that being said, the first look of it was worth the wait. Nestled in art, culture, history, landscapes, landmarks, and technological achievements among other things, 192 countries unlocked their untold tales and narrate them to the world with the aid of digital art, installations, live shows, special performances, and music. Pakistan’s theme at this year’s expo is ‘The Hidden Treasure,’ and true to the theme, the pavilion exhibits the transcendent history and culture of the country.
Lebanon’s harrowing economic crisis is primarily triggered by corruption and countless debts. To contextualise the gravity of the crisis, one must understand that the country’s debt is equivalent to 150% of its output. Marred by extended civil wars and sectarian conflicts, Lebanon witnessed the worst recession. Due to this, It wasn’t long before there were major upheavals in the political structure of Lebanon. To free itself from this predicament, the author, Palwasha Khan, recommends the reformation of Lebanon’s institutions as well as the promotion of private investments.