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Microfinancing for better future

Microfinancing for better future

The 2018 Economic Survey revealed that in Pakistan the percentage of people living below the poverty line has fallen over the decade but still stands worryingly at 24.3% in 2015-16. The adverse economic and social effects of poverty are well-researched …

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Pakistan economic growth to remain fragile

Pakistan economic growth to remain fragile

Pakistan continues to suffer from ‘confidence deficit’, mainly because of poor economic indicators. Over the last one year, the level has gone down further because of the disparity because the officially released data and the ground realities. The miseries are …

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Quality healthcare in urban slums of Karachi

Quality healthcare in urban slums of Karachi

Pakistan and Gulf Economist approached the relevant authorities of SINA Health Education & Welfare Trust to get the first-hand knowledge about the healthcare facilities being provided by the trust. Following are the excerpts of the conversation: With majority of the people …

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Poverty menace: still a long way to go

Poverty menace: still a long way to go

The nature of poverty is complex, and its causes are diverse. It is characterized by a lack of access to essential goods, services, assets, and opportunities to which every human being is entitled. There should not be any hunger, everyone …

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CSR at the core of organizations in Pakistan

CSR at the core of organizations in Pakistan

National Bank Of Pakistan National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) is one of the largest commercial banks of Pakistan and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an integral part of NBP’s corporate policy. It has institutionalized by creating a separate division and …

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