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Punjab’s Dwindling Forests

Punjab’s dwindling forests

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is premised on the belief that the world would be a better place for our children if we act responsibly. The…

Living In Thin Air

Living in thin air

Oxygen, water, food, shelter and sleep – these are the five basic human needs for survival on our planet. A person can survive without food for at least 21 days.…

Denying Change

Denying change

Climate change – which has posed a major environmental threat to the people – now stands the risk of being viewed as a hoax. US President-elect Donald Trump has vehemently…

Climate action

For years now, a strange paradox has existed within the Muslim world. On the one hand, Muslims - who represent more than a fifth of the global population - live…

Water politics

The news that India has completely stopped the flow of River Ravi into Pakistan in a calculated move is both shocking and surprising. This may be a death sentence for…

Climate and the religious lens

The condition of Pakistani cities shows that we are suffering from an intellectual, professional and moral crisis. There is a sense that the existing government institutions and people cannot be…

The rise of nanomaterials

Nanomaterials represent a rapidly emerging industry that is impacting a large number of products ranging from electronics and agriculture to medicine and the defence industry. Nanotechnology depends on the discovery…

Planning for the future

This requires us to acquire the highest level of expertise in new and emerging technologies to be able to leapfrog into the future. We must also establish a clear roadmap…

The UAE’s success story

When the United Arab Emirates (UAE) observes its Founding Day on December 2, it will be celebrating an unusual success story in the Arab and Muslim world. The UAE’s population…