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Political realities, social cultures

For most of those who live in today’s Pakistan – the country made up primarily of young people as well as the very young – the era of Gen Ziaul…

China: developing a strong socialist culture

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core has attached great importance to the development…

Events in Afghanistan

The current Afghan situation is to be seen on a bigger canvas not limited to events after the Soviet invasion in 1979 or the new World Order in the post…

A socialist approach

Cuba’s socialist approach to developing vaccines against Covid-19 differs strikingly from that of capitalist nations of the world. Cuba’s production of four vaccines is grounded in science and dedicated to…

Using social media

SINCE Twitter’s creation in 2008, the microblogging platform has become an irreplaceable part of both media and the internet, as millions of users type out short text-based messages to their…

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…

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…

Catalysts for social transformation

The traditional approaches of service delivery adopted by NGOs are fast losing credence in a world that is shaped by a benign ideological coercion. NGO-led mega projects of social services…

Making A New Social Contract

Making a new social contract

In the aftermath of the harrowing attack in Lahore and the occupation of Islamabad by religious bigots, the same old catchphrases are repeated on the air waves by the influential…