Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:33:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Investment in education and health necessary for human capital development http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/investment-in-education-and-health-necessary-for-human-capital-development/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/investment-in-education-and-health-necessary-for-human-capital-development/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:58:50 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22395 With the contribution of human capital in total wealth growing globally, the creation of a skilled labor force that is more productive and better able to adopt and adapt to new technologies is at the core of a long-term growth path for Pakistan. To this end, improvements in education and learning need to go hand …

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Dividends of state investment in education and health http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/dividends-of-state-investment-in-education-and-health/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/dividends-of-state-investment-in-education-and-health/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:57:32 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22419 Education is critical to the social and economic development and has a profound impact on population health. Education and health projects in the public sector are considered to be the biggest initiatives any government can undertake. Undoubtedly spending on these two sectors is a measure of social and economic value in a developed world. Pakistan’s …

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Islamic finance education in Pakistan – challenges and growth http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/islamic-finance-education-in-pakistan-challenges-and-growth/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/islamic-finance-education-in-pakistan-challenges-and-growth/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:56:19 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22398 Islamic finance industry in Pakistan has witnessed a strong growth in Pakistan over the last decade, with the share of Islamic banking sector reaching 14.8% of the total banking market and share of Islamic mutual fund industry capturing 30% market share depict a strong demand at the grass root level. In addition to it, Takaful …

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Academia-industrial linkage: a real need of time http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/academia-industrial-linkage-a-real-need-of-time/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/academia-industrial-linkage-a-real-need-of-time/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:55:23 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22403 The collaboration between industry and the academic world has always been an important but complex topic. Due to the rapid evolution of the business environment and the vast transformations throughout the academic realm, the subject is now even ‘hotter’ than it has ever been. Efforts were being made to utilize capabilities of educationists and researchers. …

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Health and education – key issues confronting Balochistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/health-and-education-key-issues-confronting-balochistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/health-and-education-key-issues-confronting-balochistan/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:54:07 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22442 Balochistan is the country’s poorest province with standards of living and social indicators lagging substantially behind the rest of the country. There is a strong nexus of high illiteracy with high poverty in the province. A lethal combination of militancy and poverty continues to keep the province far behind the other provinces in performance improvement …

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How will modern technologies change the way of teaching in the future? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/how-will-modern-technologies-change-the-way-of-teaching-in-the-future/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/how-will-modern-technologies-change-the-way-of-teaching-in-the-future/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:53:43 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22440 Technology is a major part of our lives today; since we wake-up in the morning to the time we go to sleep at night we are surrounded by technology and use it several times throughout the day for multiple purposes. Technology has slowly and gradually penetrated in our lives without many of us realizing its …

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Pakistan-China free trade agreement – a subject of review http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/pakistan-china-free-trade-agreement-a-subject-of-review/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/pakistan-china-free-trade-agreement-a-subject-of-review/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:52:50 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22446 Prime Minister Imran Khan recently returned home from his first official visit to China. Certainly, Pakistan actually needs trade not aid from its close friend. The country’s worsening trade balance with China raises concerns about the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) the two countries signed in 2006. Critics say that FTA deal should be scrapped as …

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Mission of Ali Hajvery Free Drug Bank http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/mission-of-ali-hajvery-free-drug-bank-2/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/mission-of-ali-hajvery-free-drug-bank-2/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:51:47 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22472 Since 2012 Ali Hajvery Free Drug Bank (AHFDB) has restored 800,000 lives by providing free of cost medicines to deserving patients to patients at Mayo, General and Mian Munshi Hospital. The non-profit organization was founded by Dr. Zaheer-ul-Hassan Mir with the vision to cater to the needs of growing population of patients entering public hospitals. …

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Healthy competition and growth very likely to improve the quality of professional education in Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/healthy-competition-and-growth-very-likely-to-improve-the-quality-of-professional-education-in-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/healthy-competition-and-growth-very-likely-to-improve-the-quality-of-professional-education-in-pakistan/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:50:41 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22428 KSBL is instinctive in keeping its curriculum modern and according to market needs Better policy making, public-private partnerships and PR management can help Pakistan boost economy and education sector Interview with Dr. Zeeshan Ahmed – Dean of Karachi School of Business and Leadership In a conversation with Pakistan & Gulf Economist, Dr. Zeeshan shares about …

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Mutual cooperation of academia-industry can open up job market and will give boost to economy http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/mutual-cooperation-of-academia-industry-can-open-up-job-market-and-will-give-boost-to-economy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/mutual-cooperation-of-academia-industry-can-open-up-job-market-and-will-give-boost-to-economy/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:49:55 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22431 Cognitive, socio-emotional and technical skills basic requirement for Pakistan’s youth development Interview with Dr. Khusro Iqbal – an HR expert PAGE: Kindly tell me something about yourself: Dr. Khusro Iqbal: I have got PhD degree and relevant Senior Managerial experience in Soft Marketing, Human Resources, Capacity Building, Medical Sciences, MIS, Administration, Training, Legal Management and …

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