Author Archives: Humera Habib

Why I am a Proud Pakistani

Belonging to a country is reason enough to be proud of it. However, for those who still need to be reminded of reasons to be a proud Pakistani, here are some things that worth being pleased about: • Pakistan came into existence on 27th Ramazan, the most sacred day of the Holy month • Pakistan is the second most populous Muslim country in the world, next only to Indonesia • The 62-kilometre-long Baltoro Glacier, in northern Pakistan, is one of the longest glaciers outside the polar regions • Pakistan has as many as six major cultural sites that are categorised ...

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Responsibilities and Independence of Media

KARACHI: The Institute of Business Management (IoBM), in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), released a study on Thursday analysing the Media Responsibility and Independence Index (MRII) in Pakistan. With the emergence of electronic media in the country, civil society and journalists have complained that media trespasses all ethical barriers in its rush to break news. The newly emerged breaking news culture in the last decade has forced the media professionals and academicians to debate on the subject in order to outline a charter or code of conduct to avoid sensationalism of news. While the journalists ...

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The Beautiful Pakistan

“See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.” (Ray Bradbury) Pakistan is blessed with excellent tourist spots nearly all over the country. Historical places merge into natural sights in the most appealing manner. We have the sights worth-seeing at Banbhor, east of Karachi, with its famous museum. Makli in Sindh has the largest necropolis (large graveyard east of Karachi), with its famous museum. Makli in Sindh has the largest necropolis. Thatta is famous because of Makli. Moenjo-daro near Taxila, Harappa near sahiwal, the Lahore Fort, ...

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Land of Pakistan

The country has a generally hot and dry climate, with desert conditions prevailing throughout much of the area. Along the western border and in a section of the north are semiarid steppelands and deserts; a subtropical climate with marked summer rainfall is found in a small section of the northeast along the Himalayan foothills; and a mountain climate that varies with altitude is found in the north. The Indus is the chief river of Pakistan and is the nation’s lifeline. It flows the length of the country and is fed by the combined waters of three of the five rivers ...

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Education System of Pakistan

Introduction It is mandated in the Constitution of Pakistan to provide free and compulsory education to all children between the ages of 5-16 years and enhance adult literacy. With the 18th constitutional amendment the concurrent list which comprised of 47 subjects was abolished and these subjects, including education, were transferred to federating units as a move towards provincial autonomy. The year 2015 is important in the context that it marks the deadline for the participants of Dakar declaration (Education For All [EFA] commitment) including Pakistan. Education related statistics coupled with Pakistan’s progress regarding education targets set in Vision 2030 and ...

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MAJOR PROBLEMS OF AGRICULTURAL SECTOR OF PAKISTAN

Introduction: Agricultural sector is the backbone of our economy. But the growth of agriculture in Pakistan is facing a lot of problems. Due to various causes, per acre yield is very low in Pakistan as compare to other developed countries. PROBLEMS OF AGRICULTURAL SECTOR Problems of agricultural sector are categorized as below: A.         TECHNO-ECONOMIC PROBLEMS 1)      Limited Cultivable Area The total area of Pakistan is about 79.6 million hectares, out of which only 23.7 million hectares (28%) area is used for agricultural purposes. About 8 million hectares area is idle and un-utilized. There is vast sub-division and fragmentation of land ...

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