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The case of disabled persons in Pakistan

June 16, 2016

The ILO and UN experts report that 15% of the world’s population is disabled and 80% of them are of employable age.The report by the UN also highlights that “persons with disabilities are disproportionately represented among the poorest segments of the society and 80% of them reside in developing countries.” According to a recent survey, […]

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SPRING Accelerator: a solution for the underserved?

June 16, 2016

Among the crudest issues of the country, women empowerment remains a subject facing immense challenges and mobility could easily be one of the major contributing factors. Considering the dismal figures quoted by the World Economic Forum 2014, Pakistan sits at the bottom of the rankings for gender gap in economic and labor participation, proving the […]

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The socio-economic benefits of Cholistan Jeep Rally

June 16, 2016

The Cholistan desert, locally termed as Rohi is known for its nomadic lifestyle, tourism assets and rich cultural dynamics. The Cholistan Jeep rally, a two-day event, was introduced in 2005 by a group of dynamic individuals at Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP). It was a unique approach designed to promote the area as a […]

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Women empowerment through IT skills

June 15, 2016

Aurat Foundation, recognized as the leading institute for female empowerment in Pakistan has developed a skill building initiative for women in collaboration with USAID. The program that targets female graduates, will offer training in developing IT skills and place them in software houses as paid interns. The females will be trained for 6 months and […]

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LCCI -developing the environment for entrepreneurial success

June 15, 2016

The Chamber of Commerce plays a key role in supporting businesses and the private sector at all levels of the economy. Over the years we have seen that fueling the private sector development drives economic growth. The chambers’ across the globe make significant contributions in developing strategies for sustainability of businesses and job creation. The […]

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RIMS: the restaurant invoice monitoring system for...

June 14, 2016

Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) has developed a web based monitoring tool (RIMS) in collaboration with Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB). According to Dr. Siddiqui, Head of PRA, the system is designed to maximize tax revenues and facilitate linkages between the revenue authorities and food businesses. The system will be installed at all leading eateries across […]

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Lahore Music Meet: the problem-solving platform for...

June 12, 2016

Music in Pakistan draws inspiration from all around the globe; South Asia, Middle East and the West. The Pakistani music industry has produced global icons and performers. The talented artists are trained in many different genres like classical, ghazal, qawwali, sufi, folk, pop, rock and hip-hop; all of which are performed in regional and national […]

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Pakistan: the next big opportunity for the...

June 11, 2016

Stefano Pontecorvo, the Italian Ambassador to Pakistan, recently spoke at a seminar in Rome (Italy) titled “Investment opportunities in Pakistan”. He expressed the business interests of 40 Italian companies that are willing to explore opportunities in the Pakistani market. According to the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) spokesperson, the event was attended by […]

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HEC launches a PKR 2.91 billion fund...

June 11, 2016

Responding to the growing startup trend in Pakistan, the government announced a PKR 2.91 Billion fund to accelerate the growth and innovation process for startups. The establishment of the fund will be done through Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC). The aim of the fund is to help innovative, knowledge intensive initiatives to secure funding […]