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  • Zardari talks about social media, social media responds

    Former president Asif Ali Zardari addressed an energised crowd at the old Jinnah terminal upon his return to Pakistan Friday after nearly 18 months in self-imposed exile...

    During his wide-ranging speech, Zardari spoke about how social media is redefining politics and evolving as an effective political watchdog...

  • Social media bombarded with greetings for Pakistan

    KARACHI: As an unfancied Pakistan outclassed the favourties India in every department of the game to lift the Champions Trophy at The Oval on Sunday, celebrities, politicians, cricketers and commentators took to Twitter to shower praise on the greens shirts...

    Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi (@LodhiMaleeha) tweeted: “Congra-tulations Team Pakistan for a stunning and decisive win...

  • The social sciences in Pakistan: then and now

    KARACHI: In the late 1990s, a group of researchers and academics decided to look at the state of social sciences in Pakistan, at a time when the internet was not considered the bane of many academics’ existence...

    Akbar Zaidi’s journey at a lecture titled ‘Still dismal one decade later? Social science in Pakistan since 2002’ held at the Alliance Française on Thursday...

  • Code for Pakistan brings technology geeks to solve civic and social issues

    ISLAMABAD: A two-day Islamabad Civic Hackathon — an event organised by Code for Pakistan (CfP) and OPEN Islamabad — concluded Sunday with participants working constantly to develop mobile/web applications and digital tools which address civic and social issues...

    The participants were encouraged to develop solutions around five themes: education, health, social change, sustainable city, and poverty and development...

  • India-Pakistan cricket fans switch sides on social media

    NEW DELHI: Rival cricket fans from India and Pakistan have switched sides on social media ahead of a hotly awaited World Twenty20 clash, in protest over long-running tensions between neighbouring countries...

    “Something pretty interesting is happening in India and Pakistan on Facebook right now,” Zuckerberg said in a post...

  • Social immobility in Pakistan

    Now count how many of these individuals come from social and economic backgrounds significantly different than your own...

    What are the odds that a person in Pakistan, whose household income growing up was Rs200,000, will find him or herself facing the same life chances, professional opportunities, and social status as someone who grew up in a household that earned Rs50,000?When I look around my own social space, I find almost no...

  • ‘Balancing GDP growth, social stability important for Pakistan’

    ISLAMABAD: With an annual growth of nearly five per cent, Pakistan’s economy is now on the path to stability, and taking this advantage the government should try to create a balance between the economic growth and social stability, Ambassador of Japan Takashi Kurai said on Monday...

    While he acknowledged that creating a balance between the two is difficult for many countries, he emphasised that it is a very important task for...

  • Situationer: Pakistan's social media conundrum as election looms

    THE Federal Inves­tigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime wing arrested two men in Rawalpindi in October last year, who were suspected of posting on social media material and content deemed to be contemptuous of major state organs...

    The duo was said to be spreading propaganda through various fake social media accounts using proxy servers...

  • Comment: Lack of role models and social media keeping Pakistan’s youth away from sports

    While cricket is still thriving as a sport, thanks to the great amount of money involved, Pakistan’s national game hockey besides squash, athletics, table tennis, tennis, snooker and almost all other sport have taken a nosedive where the standards are concerned...

    Being a media person and an avid fan of sports, my curiosity has grown about the decline in sports in Pakistan...

  • Pakistan among countries with least spending in social sectors: UN

    ISLAMABAD: The United Nations has placed Pakistan in the group of Asia-Pacific countries that spend the least on social protection, education and healthcare...

    According to the ‘Social Outlook for Asia and the Pacific 2018’ report published by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) on Tuesday, other countries in the group are Bangladesh, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal and Timor-Leste...

  • Pakistan fails to capitalise on oil price dip: ADB

    ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank says that Pakistan’s economy has failed to achieve its growth potential in spite of benefiting from lower prices of oil which accounts for almost a third of its imports...

    The ADB approved $1 billion for projects in Pakistan to improve transport and trade...

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