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  • WEF initiative: local solutions to global issues

    ISLAMABAD: More than 20 cities of the world, including Islamabad, will be connected with Davos under the ‘Global Shapers Community’, an initiative of the World Economic Forum (WEF), in live two-day video conversation with local communities...

    Shaping Davos is a conservation that explores local solutions to global issues by engaging local stakeholders first and then connecting them to Davos...

  • Nato chief urges US and Turkey to 'sit down and find solutions'

    North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) chief Jens Stoltenberg on Friday urged the United States and Turkey to “sit down and find solutions” to a crisis in relations between the two key members of the military alliance...

    “I only urge the US and Turkey to sit down and find solutions because it is important for the alliance that we are able to work closely together, especially in that region, because Turkey is a key ally in our fight...

  • Solutions please

    READERS often complain that writers focus on problems and not solutions...

    This may be true to some extent but it is also true that some readers look for easy solutions to complex social problems, eg, how Pakistan can achieve good governance and rapid progress...

  • Quest for solutions

    COMMENTS on a number of my recent articles have stated that I have focused on delineating/diagnosing issues and have not given solutions...

  • Earthly matters: Solutions to save civilisation

    Last week, on the occasion of the European Climate Diplomacy Day, the Embassies of France and Germany hosted a photography exhibition entitled “60 Solutions” and the screening of a film, Home by Yann Arthus-Bertand at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA)...

    ” While this debate between rich countries (who want the world to cut emissions together) and poor countries (who want the rich countries to cut more of their emissions...

  • Natural disasters ignite blame game not serious solutions

    ISLAMABAD: A PML-N leader on Tuesday urged the PPP to set its house in order in Sindh and condemned the MQM for “failing to deliver” politically during the past decade...

    “If such incidents occur again, PPP will lose people’s support entirely,” Parliamentary secretary for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Mohsin Shah Nawaz Ranjha told the participants of a seminar on ‘Future Trends of Heatwaves and How to Cope’
  • Energy solutions

    PAKISTAN, to state the obvious, is mired in an acute energy crisis...

    Continuous power outages, crippling line losses, and cascading energy debt provide constant reminders of its manifestations
  • Sindh Assembly to deliberate on solutions to water problems on Monday

    KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly will have thorough discussion about the issue of water crisis in the province when it reassembles after two days on Monday...

    This was decided by the assembly on Friday when Senior Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nisar Ahmad Khuhro, after completion of the order of the day, sought permission from Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani to table a motion in that regard
  • Polio: no quick-fix solutions

    Writing about a similar effort in Nigeria — one of the other two countries aside from Pakistan and Afghanistan where polio remains endemic, the New York Times in November 2012 said that in “many communities targeted by the (polio) programmes, people perceive a gulf between global programmes like polio eradication and more immediate local health needs”...

    Why are they not able to generate a strategy grounded in an analysis of why...

  • Polio: no quick-fix solutions

    Writing about a similar effort in Nigeria — one of the other two countries aside from Pakistan and Afghanistan where polio remains endemic, the New York Times in November 2012 said that in “many communities targeted by the (polio) programmes, people perceive a gulf between global programmes like polio eradication and more immediate local health needs”...

    Why are they not able to generate a strategy grounded in an analysis of why...

  • Eurozone keen to help Greece on debt

    BRUSSELS: The eurozone turned its attention tentatively on Monday to helping Greece tackle its huge debt repayments, with a view to a deal on May 24, after Greek lawmakers passed unpopular pension and tax reforms one critic called “a tombstone for growth”...

    The preliminary talks, which are likely to focus on ideas to cap Greek debt servicing costs at 15 per cent of GDP or less, are going ahead despite opposition from fiscally hardline...
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