Pakistan

How TV Adverts Reinforce Gender Roles in Pakistan

Written by Arfah Zia 10:47 am

The female gender is forced to assume a secondary role in Pakistan, as existing and suppressive gender roles only seem to depict demure and unambitious women and girls.
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From Globalization to Deglobalization: An Unwelcome Transition

Written by Hamza Wyne 10:49 am

The world is moving from globalization to deglobalization, and with heightened racism and economic disparity before us, it might not be long before we are thrown into an era of deglobalization.
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Indian Chronicles: Disinformation Warfare Against Pakistan

Written by Muzamil Wasti 10:57 am

EU DisinfoLab has recently unearthed an Indian propaganda that aims to paint a negative picture of Pakistan globally. Such instances are not recent, as can be found in EU DisinfoLab’s report.
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The Case for STEM Education in Pakistan

Written by Abdullah Mian 10:48 am

Education, in particular STEM education, has the potential to inhibit wars and pave the path for development. For Pakistan, that is clearly imperative.
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Pakistan’s Water Crisis: A Devastating Plunge

Written by Daniyal Talat 10:52 am

Pakistan’s water crisis leaves the state at the edge of the precipice; primarily an agrarian economy, water is considered exceptionally indispensable to the Pakistani community.
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Pakistan’s Search For its New Bloc: Shifting Ideological Imaginaries

Written by Faruzan Anwer Butt 1:13 pm

With astringent estrangement reigning over Pak-Saudi relations, Pakistan must now search for its own kindred bloc, and it is probable that it looks to China, Iran, Russia, and Turkey for the creation of such.
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A Silver Lining: Coronavirus and the Environment

Written by Tooba Afzal 10:51 am

Pandemics are unwelcome guests that always overstay their visits. However, nature works in paradoxical ways — and sometimes sends a blessing in disguise. In this case, the coronavirus pandemic has noticeably stimulated the environment to regenerate itself.
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Pakistan-Azerbaijan Relations: A Strategic Alliance

Written by Sumaira Waseem 6:47 pm

An alliance that is secured by mutual support and burgeoning trade relations, Azerbaijan and Pakistan relations have amplified remarkably since the past two decades. With a possibility of a full-scale war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, support from its allies, especially Turkey and Pakistan, just might embolden Azerbaijan to conclude the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute.
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Domestic Abuse in Pakistan: A Ticking Bomb

Written by Amna Khan 6:52 pm

According to research, 90% of women in Pakistan have faced domestic violence. Although the number does not come as a surprise, it is difficult to shake away the unsettling feeling. COVID-19 has probably not only increased the numbers, but it may also have intensified the abuse.
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The Social Exclusion of Transgenders in Pakistan

Written by Arfah Zia 6:58 pm

Transgenders have invariably been ostracized in Pakistan and hence suffer economically and mentally. Although recognized as citizens by law, they have yet to be accepted by society.
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Recommendations for the Intra-Afghan Peace Process

Written by Sarmad Ishfaq 6:47 pm

Although the intra-Afghan peace process sounds promising on paper for Afghans and vested parties alike, fulfilling it will require serious work. The author considers five possible recommendations that could help achieve the objectives of the Intra-Afghan peace agreement.
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Pakistan & The November Lockdown? Possibilities & Prevention

Written by Maryam Farooq 6:44 pm

Will Pakistan’s decision of re-opening educational institutions cause another wave of COVID-19? If so, that will surely propel another lockdown, possibly in November.
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Holy Places of Sikhism: The Guru Nanak’s Gift to Pakistan

Written by Sarmad Ishfaq 6:47 pm

The legacy of the founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak, can be felt throughout the subcontinent. Pakistan, in particular, is blessed with some of the most spiritually significant places for Sikhs. The Guru’s birthplace, his iconic handprint, the place where he miraculously made a spring appear, as well as where he passed on are all present in Pakistan. Thousands of Sikhs come from India to perform pilgrimage to these sites and since the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, many more will join them.
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India vs. China in Ladakh: A Case of Indian Military Frailty

Written by Henri Kouam 6:47 pm

The ongoing skirmish in Ladakh against China has exposed the Indian military’s capabilities. Although India has the third-largest defense budget in the world, its conventional and outdated military approaches might cause the state to suffer substantial security losses.
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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Strengthening Ties, Tourism, & Trade

Written by Henri Kouam 6:47 pm

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the star project of the Belt and Road Initiative, holds immense potential for improved ties, increased tourism, and enhanced trade between the two countries. Moreover, due to the changing global travel policies and SOPs, particularly in the United States, Pakistan may become a more lucrative tourist destination for Chinese travelers.
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Pakistan: A Struggling Economy Amidst the Coronavirus

Written by Aleena Imran 1:21 am

Like all economies, Pakistan’s too has fallen ill to the coronavirus pandemic. The article specifically focuses on the impact the virus has had on Pakistan’s tourism sector, food & agriculture, SMEs, & also the manufacturing & mining sector.
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Pakistan and America: Friendship or a Marriage of Convenience?

Written by Mehwish Shah 11:00 pm

Pakistan & America have been allies for years – however, is this relationship merely based on America’s foreign policy needs in South Asia and nothing more?
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