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    Is Pakistan A Ticking Time Bomb

  • Call for paying attention to ticking population bomb

    KARACHI: “There are tiny bombs exploding all over the place, nothing on the atomic level yet,” said Dr Mehtab Karim, vice chancellor of the Malir University of Science and Technology, while speaking at an event titled ‘Is the population bomb ticking?’...

    “India and Pakistan have shown concern for their high population growth and have launched family planning programmes in the early 1960s but the current low rate of contraceptive use...

  • Waste from quarantine centres in KP termed a ticking bomb

    They said that the SoPs were part of National Action Plan Covid-19 Pakistan circulated to all provinces two months ago when there was no confirmed case in the country...

    Experts say province lacks mechanism for proper disposal of PPEsHealth officials said they knew that there had been positive cases isolated in their homes in Hayatabadd and Hassan Garhi and city areas but the waste from there was not handled properly that could be a...

  • Time ticking as nations meet on Paris climate deal

    But time is ticking, the EU’s top climate official Miguel Arias Canete said, as ministers work to narrow their differences and better understand how to implement the ambitious accord — with less than two months to go until the next UN Conference on Climate Change (COP23), in Bonn in November...

    ” “We need a rule book to be able to monitor and verify and compare emissions of all the parties and see how far we are towards the targets,”...

  • With clock ticking, Palestinians pin hopes on Paris summit

    RAMALLAH: After a pair of diplomatic victories, the Palestinians are now setting their sights on a Middle East peace conference in France next month in a bid to rally support as they prepare for the uncertainty of the Trump administration...

    The Palestinians are hopeful that a strong international endorsement in Paris will insulate them from what they fear will be a close alliance between President-elect Donald Trump and Israeli Prime...
  • Is the clock ticking again for Argentine debt? Ask the IMF

    BUENOS AIRES: A collapse in Argentina’s peso currency this week and soaring borrowing costs have fuelled investors’ concern that Latin America’s third-largest economy is heading for another debt restructuring...

    The International Monetary Fund’s next review of the country’s $57 billion lending programme on Sept 15 should provide a sign of whether Argentina’s lender of last resort now thinks the same
  • It’s still ticking

    Pakistan remains stuck in its overpopulation crisis...

    While official documents repeatedly view the youth bulge as an economic dividend, it is often forgotten that Pakistan is practically last in all development and social indicators...

  • Marching against a ticking clock

    The concentration of power at the centre in denial of a federal structure has neither worked for India nor for Pakistan...

    The Congress party chief should be relieved that India does not quite yet face the challenge the Nazis posed in Europe, which really is a less acknowledged blessing albeit with a time limit...

  • Dispossession of Palestinians a time bomb for ME: UN

    “The isolation, exclusion and dispossession of Pale­stine refugees in Syria, Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan and Lebanon represent a time-bomb for the Middle East region,” Pierre Kräh­enbühl, the Comm­issioner General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refu­gees, said at a meeting of the agency’s Advisory Commi­ssion of major donors and host governments, held in Amman, Jordan...

  • It’s feeding time here, all the time

    One of the myths surrounding those wrestling greats of yesteryears was their extraordinary large meals -- that the meat of an average-sized goat or sheep made up one-time meal for a pehlwan...

    When the food had been laid out on tables and 200 or so guests got up from their chairs in unison to ‘attack’ the food, the foreign guests took the move for a bomb alert and ran for cover towards exit doors...

  • Time after time

    But once inside a shop, you realise that there is more to do with time here than just the wall clocks...

    On the shelves and inside the showcases you also see pretty timepieces and table clocks and inside the glass counter showcases there are the wristwatches all reminding you of the importance of keeping time...

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