Speaking at the launch of the tree plantation drive in Islamabad – part of the government’s countrywide five year ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ campaign, the premier reiterated his vow of restoring Pakistan’s forest cover the plantation of 10 billion trees before the completion of his term. PM Khan kicked off the Spring Tree Plantation Campaign… Continue reading Recreating ‘Native Forests’ using the Miyawaki Forest
Rabia, you are part of the C-suite management of a leading Pakistani company, was it a long journey? Rabia Wafah Khan: The days are long, but the years are short – however, in a real sense, it has been an exciting journey where I have lived and learned and have grown both personally and professionally.… Continue reading Rabia Wafah Khan, Chief Financial Officer Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited: Celebrating Pakistani Women
Arshia, Head of HR at a leading Pakistani company, Engro Fertilizers – has it been a long journey? Arshia Ahmad Saqib: Well, it has been 20 years now; my career journey, like most, came with its twists and turns, but I still regard it as truly fabulous. I have had the opportunity to work in… Continue reading Arshia Ahmad Saqib Head of HR Engro Fertilizers: Celebrating Pakistani Women
As Chairperson of Pakistan’s foremost securities company, AKD Securities and working in a male-dominated environment. What was the most challenging part? Hina Dhedhi Junaid: Firstly, I’d like to say that the environment at AKD Securities Limited is very welcoming regardless of gender. It is quite an open atmosphere where equal opportunities are provided based on… Continue reading Hina Dhedhi Junaid, Chairperson AKD Securities: Celebrating Pakistani Women
Zartaj Gul Wazir, Minister of State for Climate Change I acknowledge and appreciate whosoever created reserved seats for women in the parliament even if people call him a dictator. At least we have women representation in the parliament now. We need to bear in mind that women face countless difficulties while trying to obtain tickets… Continue reading 8 March Women’s Day: Have quotas helped Pakistani women Parliamentarians?
Since the turn of the century, Pakistan has become a more inward-looking economy. Despite a rapid recovery from the COVID19 shock, a long-term examination of export performance reveals structural stagnation. In 1990, Pakistani firms served 0.19% of the world’s import demand. By 2019, they served only 0.12% – a decline in their market share of… Continue reading Trade policy fit for Pakistan’s productivity growth – Gonzalo J. Varela
Pakistan’s economy is strained by an imbalance in its import-export equation. Country’s inability to produce value-added products is crippling its export potential for many decades. And a fast-growing population, rural-urban migration and growth of cities is increasing demand for energy sources. Pakistan imports almost 80% of its energy resources, causing a huge spike in its… Continue reading Mari Petroleum Company awarded four new blocks
Located on Karakoram Highway at an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level, Hunza is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Pakistan with almost 1.2 million tourists having visited the region in 2018, and with the success of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s visit to the northern areas, further growth happened in 2019,… Continue reading Keeping Hunza Clean Project
Kashmir has suffered so much that it’s hard to point a day as its darkest. Yet, February 23rd, 1991 can perhaps be called the darkest day in the history of Kashmir. On this cold and dark night in 1991, Indian army barged into the twin villages of Kunan and Poshpora in Kupwara District. The area… Continue reading Forgotten Women of Kashmir: Thirty Years On…!
Cathy Scott-Clark is a prominent British journalist and author. In July 2012, her story, “Mass Graves of Kashmir” published in Guardian abruptly shocked the world. Her famous lines on top read, “For 22 years this contested region has endured a regime of torture and disappeared civilians. Now a local lawyer is discovering their unmarked graves… Continue reading Mass Graves of Kashmir