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  • 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...

  • PSP, PML-F join hands ‘to end rural-urban divide’ in Sindh

    KARACHI: The Pak Sarzameen Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional on Monday agreed to work together for the development and progress of the country, particularly Sindh...

    A PSP delegation led by its chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal called on PML-F chief Pir Pagara Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi and discussed with him the overall political situation in the country with a specific reference to the governance and other problems being faced...

  • Rural-urban divide

    The nearest burns centre was 150 kilometres away — and it had the capacity to treat only 10 patients, while the number of burns victims was much higher...

    In Sehwan, to save the lives of the wounded, visitors to the shrine and other citizens on their own took them to the Taluka Hospital Sehwan — where there was no functional burns ward or trauma centre...

  • LG polls: The rural-urban divide in Islamabad

    The last such exercise was held under military rule in 1979 on a non-party basis and was limited to rural areas only...

    In this special report, Dawn recounts the electoral history of Islamabad and explains the mechanism and heirarchy of the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation...

  • Social protection systems equally important for rural, urban populations, says Marvi

    ISLAMABAD: Minister of State and Chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon has said that social protection systems are as important for people living in urban areas as for rural populations...

    She said that understanding the emerging practices and learning the needs of equitable and inclusive development in urban areas is very important from the prospective of any social safety net...

  • Shifting of billions from urban to rural areas remains untaxed

    KARACHI: Shifting of billions of rupees from urban to rural areas ahead of Eidul Azha cannot be calculated by bankers, but the thriving business of sacrificial animals raises serious questions about the tax disparity that exists along the urban-rural divide...

    While hundreds and thousands of animals are sold every year in Karachi alone, other parts of the country also witness the same trend that results in a flow of money from urban...

  • MQM-P slams PPP govt for giving urban jobs to rural Sindh citizens

    KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan on Saturday once again accused the Pakistan Peoples Party-led Sindh government of being “corrupt, biased, and racist” and demanded that the National Accountability Bureau launch a probe into all government jobs given during the past 10 years by the provincial government...

    Speaking at a press conference here, MQM-P convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that the urban areas of Sindh had...

  • Over 50pc of Asia-Pacific region’s population may become urban by 2018: report

    ISLAMABAD: The Asia-Pacific region will no longer be understood as predominantly rural by 2018 when its population is expected to become more than 50 per cent urban, says ‘the State of Asian and Pacific Cities 2015’ report released on Monday...

    This historic change and how it is managed is arguably the biggest challenge facing the Asia and Pacific region’s governments and cities at the start of the 21st century...

  • 54pc of urban population lives in 10 major cities: report

    ISLAMABAD: 10 major cities in Pakistan make up more than half – 54pc – of the total national urban population, The State of Pakistani Cities Report 2018 has found...

    The report was launched by the Ministry of Climate Change and UN Habitat with the support of the Australian government...

  • Karachi’s rural population increases by over 275pc in census

    KARACHI: While the urban population of Karachi division comprising six districts has increased by over 63 per cent since the previous census conducted in the country 19 years ago, a surge of over 275pc was recorded in the rural population of the division during the corresponding period...

    In the 1998 census, the total population of Karachi division was 9...

  • Transgender population to be counted in population census for first time

    For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the country's transgender community will be included in the national population census...

    The Lahore High Court on Monday instructed the federal government, National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) and the interior ministry to include the transgender community in the census while hearing a petition filed by a transgender individual Waqar Ali in November 2016...

  • Report on gender and violence in urban Pakistan launched

    KARACHI: Does there exist a connection between frustrated gendered expectations and violence in Pakistan? Apparently so, reveals the research report Gender and Violence in Urban Pakistan, launched at the IBA on Thursday...

    Co-authored by Dr Nausheen Anwar, Dr Daanish Mustafa and Dr Amiera Sawas, the research has investigated how different permutations of gender — men, women and transgender — help drive different types of violence... ...

  • Bangladesh eyes sterilisation to curb Rohingya population

    PALONGKHALI: Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilisation in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control failed...

    More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources in the impoverished country...

  • ‘Depression rising alarmingly in Pakistan's urban areas’

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association on Thursday said depression in the country was much higher than the world average while its incidence was alarmingly greater in urban centres than rural districts...

    7 per cent citizens of Karachi are affected with mental illness, while 43pc people in Quetta and 53...

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