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  • Creating the right kind of jobs should be the priority for Pakistan

    In an evolving world of work— the rapid creation and destruction of jobs— the issue of unemployment has acquired centrality in the development process and has led to the question of whether jobs, or workers, should be protected?Looking from an egalitarian perspective, the welfare of millions revolves around four things: full employment (including self-employment), fair wages, reasonable prices and an accelerated programme for community...

  • Pakistan needs to create more jobs: WB

    ISLAMABAD: The country’s economy needs to create more jobs by taking advantage of the large influx of a well-educated young labour force, says a new research by the World Bank...

    The ‘Labour Market Analysis’ using data from a Pakistani online job portal finds that although there is an excess supply of highly educated workers, certain industries, such as information and communications technology (ICT), lack workers who have specialised...
  • Pakistan's younger women riding a digital wave in drive for better jobs

    When Kainat Naz joined a women-friendly technology boot camp a year ago, she had no idea it would completely change her life and her views on how women can work in conservative Pakistan...

    Naz, 22, had never ventured far from her home in Orangi Town in Karachi, one of the five largest slums of the world, but was feeling dissatisfied with her current teaching job
  • State executions in Pakistan decreased by 73pc in 2016: Amnesty International

    State executions in Pakistan dropped by 73 per cent in 2016 as compared to the previous year, with over 360 convicts put on death row and more than 87 hanged, rights group Amnesty International said in its latest report released on Tuesday...

    According to the report, Pakistan was joined by Iran, Saudi Arabia and Iraq as one of the countries with the greatest number of state executions in 2016, amounting to 87pc of death sentences carried...
  • SAG 2016: Pakistan’s first women boxers determined to land big punch

    KARACHI: History will be made in Shillong, India when Khoushleem Bano, Rukhsana Parveen, and Sofia Javed, step into the SAI-SAG Centre donning their prestigious green blazers with the Pakistani flag embroidered on it...

    The three fighters will become the first female boxers from Pakistan to feature in an international sporting event when they step into the ring on February 13 at the ongoing South Asian Games
  • Moor selected as Pakistan's submission to Oscars 2016

    Oscar fever officially kicks off in Pakistan as the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has announced Moor as its selection for submission to the Foreign Language Film Award category at the 88th Academy Awards next year...

    Directed by Jami, Moor is a drama film that follows the tragic story of a poor train station master and his son after the sudden demise of his wife
  • 2016 World T20: Muddled Pakistan have plenty to ponder

    Pakistan will end 2015 with the bitter taste of a 3-0 rout at the hands of a largely inexperienced England side...

    The T20 series defeat, in harmless conditions in the UAE, set the alarm bells ringing but anyone who has followed Pakistan's limited-overs performances over the course of the year would agree that it did not come as a surprise
  • 2007-2016: A decade of deadly insurgent attacks across Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: At least 70 people were killed Monday in a bomb attack on mourners outside a hospital in Quetta...

    Here is a list of major attacks against civilians by militant groups in the country since 2007:October 18: Bomb attacks targeting former premier Benazir Bhutto kill 139 people in Karachi as she returns to Pakistan for the first time in eight years
  • Pakistan launches new polio vaccine, aims for 2016 wipeout

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday formally launched an injectable polio vaccine, an important step to accelerate its polio eradication campaign as the authorities vowed to wipe out the disease by 2016...

    More than four million children will benefit from the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), which will be incorporated into the country's routine immunisation schedule and given to children alongside other jabs
  • Pakistan women to tour England in 2016

    LONDON: England’s women cricket team will play three one-dayers and three T20 games against Pakistan next year, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Tuesday...

    The three ODIs will form the fifth round of England’s matches for the ICC Women’s Championship as they look to qualify for the 2017 World Cup, which will take place in England
  • Pakistan seeks 120 LNG cargoes for 2016-2020 delivery

    SINGAPORE: The Pakistan State Oil Company launched two tenders on Monday to buy 120 cargoes in total of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) over five years, setting a new bar for requirements following big recent purchases from Egypt and Jordan this year...

    A global glut in gas supplies has caused spot LNG prices to plunge, prompting some countries to take advantage of the cheap supplies to become importers for the first time
  • No journalist murdered in Pakistan in 2016, says CPJ report

    No journalist was murdered in Pakistan “in retaliation for their work” in 2016, a first since 2001, a recent study reported...

    The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent organisation working to promote press freedom worldwide, in its special report launched on Monday said that it “did not identify anyone singled out for murder in Pakistan because of journalist work” — for the first time in 15 years
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