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Social welfare for GB

VERY November, the people of Gilgit-Baltistan commemorate their freedom and accession to Pakistan. The Pakistani state actively promotes the region as the most beautiful part of the country, highlighting its…

Social breakdown

DUE to a variety of factors, inflation is rampant, and many economists do not see any relief in sight. There is a need to understand more about the impact of…

Taxes, inflation & social welfare

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has achieved a historic milestone of collecting taxes of Rs 4.17 trillion in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year, for which…

Women in social cohesion

The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Index 2021 ranks Pakistan at 153 out of 156 countries. Categorised on indicators of social cohesion including education attainment, health and survival, economic participation…

Decline of social democracy

In the last two decades, social democratic parties have been in severe electoral decline. While they were a major force in West European politics for much of the post-war period,…

Benefits of social cohesion

SOCIAL indicators have gained significance as critical variables, used to measure sociopolitical strength and the well-being of societies and communities. While academic and research efforts, mainly in developed nations, are…

Natural Disaster, Social Catastrophe

Natural disaster, social catastrophe

Pakistan’s economy is vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. Pakistan, in 2016, stood at the fifth highest in the list of countries facing climate risk, according to the…

Social Media As Oppression

Social media as oppression

First off, let me briefly define social media so as to differentiate it from traditional media as well as ‘alternative media’. By social media I imply such outlets where the…

Strengthening growth with social equity

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has developed a new metric of national economic performance as an alternative to GDP - the Inclusive Development Index (IDI) - which focuses on living…