Agriculture reforms to impasse malnutrition problem




Malnutrition is a pathological condition resulting from eating a diet in which nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the physical function of an individual is impaired to the point where he or she can no longer maintain natural bodily capacities such as growth, pregnancy, learning abilities, physical work and resisting or recovering from disease. The term covers a range of problems from being dangerously thin (underweight) or too short (stunting) for one’s age to

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Agriculture reforms to impasse malnutrition problem


Malnutrition is a pathological condition resulting from eating a diet in which nutrients are either not enough or are too much



such that the physical function of an individual is impaired to the point where he or she can no longer maintain natural



bodily capacities such as growth, pregnancy, learning abilities, physical work and resisting or recovering from disease. The



term covers a range of problems from being dangerously thin (underweight) or too short (stunting

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Farm reforms to impasse malnutrition problem




Malnutrition is a pathological condition resulting from eating a diet in which nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the physical function of an individual is impaired to the point where he or she can no longer maintain natural bodily capacities such as growth, pregnancy, learning abilities, physical work and resisting or recovering from disease. The term covers a range of problems from being dangerously thin (underweight) or too short (stunting) for one’s age to

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Desperate need for farm reforms




High prices are the ultimate signal that demands are outstripping supply and that there is simply not enough food to feed the ever growing population of this already giant country. Pakistan faces a number of challenges to agricultural growth including technological fatigue, policy deficits, infrastructural, credit and marketing constraints and water, and soil health related ecological and environmental problems. Public sector agricultural research and development has not adequately

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WB sanctions $500 million to Pakistan for energy reforms




STAFF REPORT ISB: The energy sector of Pakistan has been in tatters for past few years and industrialization and domestic decree due to power shortage has left a number of unemployment and other associated social issues. The World Bank (WB) has recently approved an amount of $500 million financial support to Pakistan which will be soon processed.

This was revealed by Ministry of Finance. The sources apprised that the amount has been sanctioned in lieu of carrying out energy sector

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WB sanctions $500 million to Pakistan for energy reforms


STAFF REPORT ISB: The energy sector of Pakistan has been in tatters for past few years and industrialization and domestic decree due to power shortage has left number of unemployment and other associated social issues. The World Bank (WB) has recently approved an amount of $500 million financial support to Pakistan which will be soon processed.

This was revealed by Ministry of Finance. The sources apprised that the amount has been sanctioned in lieu of carrying out energy sector reforms

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Education reforms are requisite for knowledge based economy




THE UNDULATIONS in Pakistan`s education system are not new and are a customary of education system we inherited from British colony during occupation of subcontinent. Most of hackneyed practices and conventional education methodology still stales the education system and drops its effervescence with passage of time.

Knowledge is oxygen for productivity and economic growth, while focusing on role of information, technology and learning in global traverse. The modern economies are

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Policy reforms required to improve academic rankings




Ahsan Jamil



THE PUNJAB University (PU) has sprinted ahead remarkably by notching up to the 15th slot among South Asian Universities and top of the rankings table in Pakistan, as per recently issued rankings by Cybermetrics Lab, Spanish research organization. More than 20,000 universities from around the world were scrutinized, evaluated on set criteria, and based on the overall aggregate PU emerged out as a strong contender that can compete with global academic players in terms

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Major reforms required to stem academic corruption




By Ahsan Jamil

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan was awarded the mission to integrate the concept of quality assurance in higher learning with enhanced levels of international compatibility through capacity building. And, to safeguard public interest by enforcing good practices in education and encouraging continuous improvement in the management of quality in higher education.

Along with public sector universities, private sector is also an exponential variable

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Experts for reforms in transport system




STAFF REPORT ISB: Experts at a discussion stressed the need to reform the mass transport system in Pakiatan saying that the change in parochial approach is must to better understand the issues related to this sector.
The political discussin was arranged in Islamabad by the Pakistan Sustainable Transport (PAKSTRAN) Project. Purpose of the event was to create a better understanding of sustainable urban transport concepts amongst stakeholders, particularly the policy makers.
The panel

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FAFEN plans drive for structural reforms in edu




STAFF REPORT SWAT: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has planned to launch a countrywide advocacy campaign for structural reforms in the education sector of Pakistan as part of its new project ILM Ideas- Education for All – Making it Possible.
The campaign, which will be simultaneously run on radio, print, electronic and social media, is aimed to advocate for constructive and sustainable reforms in the education sector.
This initiative will be based on successful voice and

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Policy reforms best option




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VCs at odds with KP govt over university reforms


STAFF REPORT PESH: Vice chancellors of government universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are at odds with the provincial higher education department over the proposed criteria of their removal and performance evaluation.
Sources said the VCs of 19 public sector universities in the province had shown concerns over three to four points of the reforms proposed by the working group about themselves.The sources said major concern of VCs was about the appointment and removal of a vice chancellor as

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