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Institutional Poverty

Institutional poverty

Eradication of extreme poverty and hunger was the first millennium development goal (MDG) agreed by all the member states of the UN in 1990 with a target to halve the…

Spare The Young Ones

Spare the young ones

Ever since the law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) stumbled upon the fact that high-grade universities are also producing terrorists, something that the underprivileged citizens have known for years, they have been in…

Water Security

Water security

“Water is not only for life … water is life.” This quote by the UN secretary general “reflects the critical importance of water as a need that connects all aspects…

Leena’s Challenge

Leena’s challenge

In Fiyoaree, Maldives, Leena wakes up everyday just a little before sunrise for her morning prayer. She prepares breakfast for her family and gets her two children, nine-year-old Fathimah and…

Nature’s Unanswered Call

Nature’s unanswered call

Every year, several international days are observed to renew pledges and create awareness about certain issues. The quarters that matter and can take the required actions are also persuaded to…

When Democracy Returned

When democracy returned

The International Day of Democracy is being marked today throughout the globe. I have expressed on a number of occasions that the Pakistan Movement was a purely peaceful struggle and…

Water Security

Water security

“Water is not only for life … water is life.” This quote by the UN secretary general “reflects the critical importance of water as a need that connects all aspects…

Right To The City

Right to the city

“Contemplating those essential landscapes, Kublai reflected on the invisible order that sustained the cities, on the rules that decreed how they rise, take shape and prosper, adapting themselves to the…

When Hunger Becomes Deadly

When hunger becomes deadly

Around 22 percent of the country’s population is undernourished. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN has initiated World Food Day. The day is celebrated every year on…

The Climate Question

The climate question

Climate change-driven natural disasters around the world have taken more than half-a-million lives around the world and incurred financial losses worth billions of dollars. However, the policy adopted by governments…