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Inflation — a world phenomenon

Consumers around the globe are experiencing higher prices for commodities and services. The reasons for this may vary from country to country but the underlying reason is that Covid-19 led to…

AQI and population growth

The recent rise in Lahore’s smog levels were anything but unprecedented; the city is perhaps the most polluted in the world as it ranks above 100 on the Air Quality…

Population explosion

The world's population in the year 1800 was only one billion which in 2020 had swelled up to 7.8 billion people. It is expected that by 2100 the world's population,…

Population census 2017

The massive undertaking of the Population Census has finally been completed after a big gap of nineteen years. Thanks are due to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, to the hundreds…

Resilience in a riskier world

Over the past two decades, the Asia-Pacific region has made remarkable progress in managing disaster risk. But countries can never let down their guard. The Covid-19 pandemic, with its epicentre…

World Bank in Karachi

ACCORDING to media reports and the World Bank website, the Bank has approved a multimillion-dollar loan for six projects in Karachi. These include $40m for making the Karachi Water and…