Adnan Ali

  • Floods have ravaged the country from Sindh and Balochistan in the south to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan in the north. Unprecedented rainfall has resulted in historical floods that have killed more than 1400 people across the country, and no exact number has been put on houses, bridges, ...

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  • Climate change is a reality that has implications for everyone. Global temperatures are on the rise because of global emissions fuelled by human activities. The impact of climate change is disproportionately more on the poor, be it a country, community or individual. Developing countries are ...

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  • Pakistan has been a constant recipient of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) packages to float the ill-structured economy. Whenever Pakistan felt that our economic parameters were over-stretched and could not be contained, the IMF’s dose of dollars did the course correction, albeit for the ...

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  • When Mehmud Ghaznavi invaded India in 1036, the conversion of the ‘Kafirs of Kafiristan’, now Nuristan, was on his checklist. The romantic tales of the Hindukush people (Bashgali and Kalasha) had not only spread over the subcontinent, but also spread rapidly in Britain when explorers mentioned ...

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  • The growth of China from a poor country to a developing one and now, a world leader in economic growth is a modern-age miracle. If future historians will glory one feat that this era achieved, it will be China’s gargantuan poverty alleviation programme which saw 800 million people lifted out of ...

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  • The latest Pakistan National Human Development Report (NHDR) was published by the United Nations Development Programme in 2017. The last NHDR report, published in 2003, focused on poverty, growth, and governance. The latest report was an instant hit: it was all over the news, TV and social media. ...

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  • Climate change is the greatest risk facing us all. The Conference of Parties (COP26) concluded in Glasgow, Scotland where world leaders met to decide on the collective struggle against climate change. It is the first conference which openly called out the coal/fossil industry for damaging the ...

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  • Energy is a global issue which is directly linked with the global climate crisis. The global reliance on fossil fuel for electricity generation, vehicle combustion, and industrial usage has resulted in an unprecedented amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. It is a major chunk of the climate change ...

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  • The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is unequivocal on climate change; it is real, and it is happening. Climate change refers to the long-term changes in weather patterns and temperature. Humans, like other species, had very little impact on the weather and over ...

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  • The Vietnam war was undoubtedly one of the blot spots on the history of the United States until Afghanistan. The country and its people went in arms with the unfolding of the Vietnam war when the small in-and-out gig to bulwark the spread of communism turned messy. The national narrative was not ...

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  • Chitral was the biggest district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in terms of area before its division into two units: Upper and Lower Chitral though the division is yet to be crystallised. It frequently remains in the news and social media because of its tourist attractions like the Shandur festival, Terich ...

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