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Pakistan sugar industry: a sweet-bitter saga

Pakistan sugar industry: a sweet-bitter saga

Pakistan’s sustainable economic growth begins with a strong agricultural base since it is an agrarian economy. The agriculture sector contributes around 21% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employing more than 40% of the labor force. It provides food to the rapidly growing population and …

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Can the future of Pakistan be cashless?

Can the future of Pakistan be cashless

Currently, only about 21% of Pakistan’s adult population has formal access to financial services whereas, 34% of Pakistan’s population uses a smartphone with a broadband connection and this number is expected to grow significantly due to increasing availability of inexpensive …

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Win over modern, commercial shrimp farming

Win over modern, commercial shrimp farming

Sindh, Balochistan has huge sea food potential to take big share in world markets Shrimp is considered favorite seafood in many Western countries including USA. The demand for quality shrimp worldwide is growing each year. Depletion of natural shrimp stocks …

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Urban farming inspiration

It was certainly a blessing to have ‘chai-paratha’, with family and friends, on a chilly but pleasant morning, around 60 kilometers away from home, at Gharo. It was later justified as veracious decision to leave my cozy bedroom or clannish …

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Flag protection an economic opportunity

Flag protection an economic opportunity

Any country, when drafting its maritime policies, is faced with a dilemma that is similar in nature to most other economic matters. These countries have to choose between a protectionist stance and adopt flag protection policies or opt for openness …

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