Lessons for Pakistan: how equal opportunities for rich and poor helped the Nordic country become a world reference in education

Lessons for Pakistan: how equal opportunities for rich and poor helped the Nordic country become a world reference in education

In Finland, students have few evaluations. The Finns met the asphalt in the 1920s. Until the early twentieth century, what they knew was basically poverty. In contrast, when in 1909 Paulista Avenue became the first asphalt road in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, in Finland an agrarian economy predominated...

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Special report: An in-depth assessment of Budget 2018-19

Special report: An in-depth assessment of Budget 2018-19

Democracy in Pakistan is historically linked to lower GDP growth rates, widening deficits and instability. And yet people of the country seem to prefer the democratic route. Politicians might have a vested interest but why are citizens invested in a democracy that fails to deliver? The Budget 2018-19 provides some clues to...

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Abortion in the Islamic world (Rava Special Report)

Abortion in the Islamic world (Rava Special Report)

Of the 5 countries in the world where abortion is completely prohibited – El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Malta and the Vatican – none is Muslim majority. That does not mean that it is not a taboo in some Islamic societies. In general, Muslims do not agree with abortion and...

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Eid al Adha: Animal Cruelty Contradicts the Spirit of Islam

Eid al Adha: Animal Cruelty Contradicts the Spirit of Islam

Muslims often stand in contradiction with the ethical values Islam celebrates. While we are celebrating the most important Islamic festival, we need to reflect on our understanding of Islam and our collective behaviour. Our approach to slaughtering significantly reveals the current reduction, if not the betrayal, of Islam’s message and...

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Marital Rape – The ugly face of a beautiful relation

Marital Rape – The ugly face of a beautiful relation

Despite the prevalence of marital rape, this form of domestic violence has received relatively little attention from society over the years.  Nonetheless, rape is rape — it doesn’t matter if the perpetrator and victim exchanged holy vows or have children together.  Simply put, it’s about time the very real, very severe issue...

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The Epidemic of Broken Marriages – The Psychology of Trust Issues in Pakistan

The Epidemic of Broken Marriages – The Psychology of Trust Issues in Pakistan

Trust—the act of placing confidence in someone or something other than yourself—is social superglue. It is the binding for the deepest love, the strongest friendships, and the world’s communities. Modern society is built on trust, and in the absence of trust, fear rules. With this in mind, it is easy to understand...

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Pakistan’s shame: the open secret of child sex abuse in the workplace

Pakistan’s shame: the open secret of child sex abuse in the workplace

Like millions of Pakistani children, Ahmed had to work to support his family. The sexual abuse he suffered is as commonplace as the government’s failure to act.  A man works at a carpet loom in Nagarparkar, in Pakistan’s Sindh province. Photograph: Nadeem Khawer/EPA Awad was 12 when his employer started...

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5 Years of PML-N: The good and bad times of Nawaz Sharif

5 Years of PML-N: The good and bad times of Nawaz Sharif

As the current government gas completed its constitutional five-year tenure, the country prepares to hold the general elections on July 25, 2018, in order to elect the new members of the 15th National Assembly. Failures When Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court, on July 28, 2017, he had...

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8 questions to understand why Israelis and Palestinians fight

8 questions to understand why Israelis and Palestinians fight

Palestinians clashed with the Israeli army, which responded with gas and snipers. They are the worst clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in the last four years and coincide with the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel. What sparked the clashes this time was the transfer of...

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Color Therapy|Benefits of Color Therapy in Treating Lifestyle Disease

Color Therapy|Benefits of Color Therapy in Treating Lifestyle Disease

Colors are undoubtedly the smiles of nature!! They enlighten our minds with the power of their intensity and bring brightness to our lives. Such wonderful colors also have to the power to heal diseases, which is seen in color therapy, which is a form of healing therapy. Color therapy and...

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