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  • Hockney presents ‘Bigger Book’ at world’s largest book fair

    FRANKFURT: David Hockney presented the largest book ever devoted to his art on Tuesday, a limited-edition volume costing $2,500 that spans more than 60 years of work by one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century...

    “David Hockney: A Bigger Book” — a collaboration with publisher Taschen —weighs 35 kg (77 pounds), measures 50 by 70 cm (20 by 28 inches) when closed and comes with its own custom-made stand...

  • Rethinking urban and rural

    THE most confounding finding from the provisionally released statistics from the latest census is that Pakistan’s population is still only 36 per cent urban, with so-called rural areas having a share of 64pc...

    For social scientists and for people who are familiar with Pakistan’s economy and demography, and for even those who travel across much of Pakistan, these figures reveal serious methodological issues in how concepts such as...

  • Poverty and inflation

    POVERTY means the lack of basic human needs, such as clean water, clothes, shelter and education...

    When the supply of money increases and value of money decreases, the prices of goods rise up; it is called inflation...

  • Of human organs, desperate poverty and greed

    In the waiting room, an employee curtly tells the people present to not take any photographs and to switch off their mobile phones...

    One of the doors leading from the room bears the sign “Society of transplant physician [sic] and surgeons (head office)”...

  • Poverty and terror

    THE very rich and very poor have one thing in common — the rich will do anything to protect their wealth and the poor will do anything for a meal...

    Does terrorism factor in their quest for a meal?There were times when one heard of stolen cars and kidnapped people being taken to Fata for ransom...

  • Infrastructure development and poverty alleviation new Murad govt’s top agenda

    KARACHI: Former chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, who has been nominated by his party for the same office again, has said that the new Pakistan Peoples Party government will pay special attention to infrastructure development, poverty alleviation and improvement of health and education sectors in the province...

    He said this while talking to media after laying a wreath and offering fateha at the Quaid’s mausoleum on the occasion of...

  • Belt and Road Initiative can lift 32m out of poverty: World Bank

    WASHINGTON: China’s massive Belt and Road infrastructure drive could speed up economic development and reduce poverty for dozens of developing countries, the World Bank said on Tuesday in a new report that called for deep policy reforms and more transparency for the initiative...

    The long-delayed report said that the Belt and Road — a string of ports, railways, roads and bridges and other investments connecting China to Europe via...

  • House call 2.0: Women GPs bring remote care to rural Pakistan

    Healthcare in rural Pakistan and the careers of women doctors are being revolutionised as internet access grows across the country, allowing people with limited mobility because of geography or culture to interact online...

    Women doctors more than 1,500 kilometres to the south in the port of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, face their own challenges, with their careers often put on ice once they marry and become mothers in the...

  • 'Increasing access to land crucial for empowering Pakistan's rural women'

    Development experts stressed on Tuesday that increasing access to land, and eliminating discriminatory practices and customs that prevent women from acquiring property are crucial for empowering Pakistan's rural women...

    According to a press release, the speakers expressed these views at an event organised by the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the International Labour Organisation, in connection with...

  • Literary notes: World Book Day, great libraries and Pakistan

    It is often argued that in this age of technology, reading habits are going through a change and more and more people read either online or prefer e-books...

    Some believe that e-books will soon make printed books disappear as the sale of printed books is falling in many countries and libraries in the West are now resorting to e-lending...

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