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Determining the minimum wage

SHAIKH ABDUL RASHEED, In the 2019-20 budget, the federal of Pakistan and provincial governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan raised the minimum wage from Rs15,000 to Rs17,500 a month for unskilled workers. The Sindh government increased its minimum wage from Rs.16, 200 to Rs.17,000 a month. The Punjab government already had set the minimum wage at Rs16,500 per month in …

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“Social Media and the Moral Disconnect”

By   Sher Zada, Technological advancement, Access to internet and introduction of social networking brought an unstoppable revolution in our life on one hand while on the other minimized our dependence on printed materials for getting information of our interests, for which we had used to travel and invest money in the market. Until now there are 4.388 billion internet users …

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Why tax exemption for the richest and privileged class?

Azhar Azad Mughal, Apropos to the startling revelation of the news item under heading Govt gives Rs20b tax relief to the richest class appeared on July 25-06-2019 in this well-recognised English paper. The news item has really stunned and shocked simple and average people like me.The govt’s claims to be the custodians of the rights of the poor and underprivileged …

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“Probiotics” A healthy Gut , A health man

FASIHA FAYYAZ KHAN PH.D Scholar “DEATH SITS IN THE BOWELS; A BAD DIGESTION IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL (HIPPOCRATES.Ca 400B.C)” Probiotics are defined as live microorganisms which can administrated in sufficient amounts give a health advantage on the host (FAO/ WHO). Probiotics are active microbial dietary supplements that have strong beneficial influence on host intestinal tract. The lactobacillus and …

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Charter of Economy

Azhar Azad Mughal, The present PTI-led govt has ageed in principles upon the formation of charter of economy proposed by Shabaz Sharif on the floor of the national assembly while speaking on the financial bill 2019-20.He was of the opinion that it is need of the time to reach an agreement with all the political forces of the country on …

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Ethiopia donates medicines for HIV children in Sindh

By Dr.Abdul Razak Shaikh, A consignment of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ARV) medicines, donated by the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia for the treatment of children infected with HIV in Ratodero area of Larkana would be handed over to the Sindh health department by the end of this month as informed by the World Health Organization (WHO) officials in Pakistan on Thursday. …

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Entrepreneurship and Empowerment of women in Pakistan

By Saddia Mazhar, Today in this competitive world, women entrepreneurship (WE) and women empowerment plays significant role in the socio-economic development of all under developed countries like Pakistan. Women represent around 48% of Pakistan total population, while female employment participation is only 19-20 women took just 19 per cent of micro-finance loans compared to 82 per cent of men. Pakistan has …

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Ambassador Yusuf Buch: Journey from Manhattan to Muzaffarabad

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai Secretary General World Kashmir Awareness Forum, 97 years old, icon and most recognizable authority on Kashmiri freedom struggle, Ambassador Yusuf Buch died on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 5.44 p.m. at his residence in New York City. Akhtar Husain, his nephew informed me about his demise around 6.00 p.m. and the management of Waterside Plaza, his …

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Salary of government employees raised in Sindh Budget

By Dr.Abdul Razak Shaikh, The Sindh government allocated Rs284.5 billion for provincial Annual Development Plan (ADP) for the next fiscal (2019-20) against Rs343.9 billion budget estimates and Rs172.9 billion revised estimates for the current fiscal year. The budget 2019-20 was presented in the provincial assembly on Friday by Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah. The actual size of the provincial …

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Khojaly Genocide in Azerbaijan

Sadia Bajwa, The 20th century is remembered as the century of human destruction and genocides. Two deadly world wars resulted in the death of millions of people. Besides these wars, the 20th century also saw some tragic genocide events which shattered beliefs of peace and harmony. In 1994, on the day of 10th June, 642 inhabitants of Oradour-Sur-Glance in France …

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