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    Pakistan Problems And Their Solutions In Urdu

  • Sindh Assembly to deliberate on solutions to water problems on Monday

    Earlier, the adjournment motion of PTI’s Khurram Sherzaman about provision of clean drinking water in the province was declared non-maintainable on technical grounds and ruled out of order...

    Mr Sherzaman in his motion had said the province was facing a water crisis and the report of the Supreme Court’s commission had said that more than 75 per cent people in Sindh drank unsafe water...

  • 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...

  • TV channels’ nightmarish Urdu pronunciation and an Urdu pronouncing dictionary

    URDU pronunciation of some Pakistani TV channels is giving nightmares to many, though the owners and anchors of those channels may not even be aware how mercilessly they have been slaughtering our national language...

    Aside from intermingling English words and phrases with their Urdu conversation, these innocent anchors mispronounce many Urdu words, sometime rendering the sentence ridiculously incorrect...

  • Some solutions to Pakistan's professor mafia

    Earlier this month, Professor Pervez Hoodbhoy wrote an article describing the mechanisms of what he termed Pakistan's professor mafia and the various "academic crimes" that this racket commits to the detriment of Pakistan's higher education system...

    Professor Hoodbhoy went on to explain how the country's higher education system legitimises and gives room to such instances, analysing in detail the Higher Education Commission’s (HEC)...

  • Pakistan calls for inclusive political solutions to disputes

    UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan told the international community on Tuesday that the protection of civilians is best served by “addressing the root causes of conflicts, and finding inclusive political solutions to disputes and seeking peaceful settlement of conflicts”...

    Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told the Security Council, “this strategy would lead us to sustainable and enduring peace and security; it has been demonstrated time...

  • Gboard introduces Roman Urdu to Urdu feature

    Google has recently launched its Roman Urdu to Urdu Google Keyboard (Gboard) feature for both Android and iOS...

    pk's (TJ) review, Gboard’s Roman Urdu to Urdu feature is smart and accurately translates Roman Urdu text into Urdu script in real time...

  • Teen Navilet: French in Urdu, or Urdu in French?

    It happens very seldom in the literary history of a language that a non-native speaker produces creative writing that bears the hallmark of a literary style that is honed over years of studying and absorbing classical literature in that language...

    In Columeau’s case, French and its Provencal dialect are his native languages, and Urdu and Punjabi the languages that he speaks with native fluency...

  • 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...

    Inequalities not just in wealth and income, but also in power, education, health and other political, social and economic areas...

  • Earthly matters: Solutions to save civilisation

    For years now, the French film-maker and photographer, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, has been documenting how the fossil fuel era has exacted a heavy cost on the earth’s fragile environment...

    To show how humans have altered the face of the earth in the last century or so since oil was first discovered, he takes a bird’s eye view that goes beyond scientific statements and reports...

  • WEF initiative: local solutions to global issues

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

    Shaping Davos journey starts in cities around the world where ‘Global Shapers’ bring together mayors, business leaders, social activists and academics to discuss the issues from a local perspective...

  • Creative solutions

    Apropos “Creative Solutions” (July 3)...

    The focus of our policy planners should not only be on universal access to education for our youth, but provision of an education tailored to the administrative, economic, technological and security needs of our country...

  • 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...

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