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    1947 Pakistan Population Pyramid

  • Scientists discover hidden chamber in Great Pyramid

    CAIRO: Scientists have found a hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza, the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs...

    In an article published in the journal Nature on Thursday, an international team said the 30-meter (yard) void deep within the pyramid is situated above the structure’s Grand Gallery, and has a similar cross-section...

  • Ramazan of 1947, and now

    RAMAZAN of 1947 also fell in the long and thirsty days of the subcontinental summer...

    The collective act of fasting paralleled at the time the collective act of waiting, the patient longing for dusk, a metaphor for the collective longing for a country, for the creation of Pakistan...

  • ‘The Ramazan of 1947 and now’

    The Ramazan of 1947 was also hot and humid...

    Shouldn’t be we ashamed that even after 68 years of independence we are unable to provide electricity and water to our people? Shouldn’t we be ashamed that more than half of our population has no access to potable water and sanitation? Shouldn’t we be ashamed that millions of our children don’t go to schools and most of the schools in rural areas are without teachers, roofs, furniture,...

  • Remains of 3,700 year-old pyramid found in Egypt

    The remains of an Egyptian pyramid built around 3,700 years ago have been discovered near the well-known “bent pyramid” of King Snefru, the antiquities ministry announced on Monday...

    The pyramid from the 13th dynasty was found in Dahshur's royal necropolis, some 30 kilometres south of Cairo, it said...

  • Pakistan's population has ballooned to 207.8m, provisional census results show

    Pakistan's population has surged to 207...

    The sixth population census in Pakistan, finally carried out by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) earlier this year after a gap of nearly two decades, reveals an acceleration in the population growth rate of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), even as growth in Punjab and Sindh has slowed compared to previous results...

  • Pakistan hosts second largest refugee population globally

    KARACHI: Pakistan hosts as many as 1...

    It was also stated that globally the ongoing conflict in Syria was producing the highest number of refugees, while the Afghan refugees in south-west Asia remained the world’s most protracted refugee population, with 95 per cent of this population being in Pakistan and Iran...

  • Uncontrolled population growth termed major threat to Pakistan

    UMERKOT: Uncontrolled population growth is a major threat to Pakistan while absence of prior consultations and institutional set-up, highly centralised approach, inadequate progress measurement and monitoring mechanism are the key factors for the failure and poor implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)...

    It was organised by a local NGO in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme...

  • Pakistan’s population to exceed 300m by 2050: UN

    ISLAMABAD: New projections released by the United Nations say Pakistan is among six of the 10 largest countries in the world whose population has been projected to exceed 300 million by 2050...

    At present, the country’s population has been estimated to be around 190m...

  • ‘Half of Pakistan’s expected 260m population will live in cities’

    ISLAMABAD: By 2030, the population of Pakistan is expected to swell to 260 million, with half of that number living in urban areas...

    We are now working on preparing a State of Pakistan Cities Report, which will serve as an important tool for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, which was adopted at the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador on October 20, 2016,” he said...

  • Early figures paint picture of population boom

    ISLAMABAD: Torghar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has emerged as the only district in the country where population has seen a decline in 19 years, provisional census results showed...

    Among the other 23 districts of KP, Peshawar division has emerged to be the most populated region, registering an increase of 113 per cent from a population of 2...

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