More resources needed to alleviate poverty

By Salman Siddiqui Published in The Express Tribune, December 31, 2019 KARACHI: Under its flagship poverty alleviation programme ‘Ehsaas’ (compassion), the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is providing interest-free microfinancing to around 80,000 people every month in a bid to help them start a business.However, the country needs far greater resources to improve lives of 60-70 million people living […]

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PTI govt approves removing over 0.6m people from BISP

By: Rizwan Ghilzai Published in Express Tribune,  December 24, 2019 ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Tuesday approved removing over 600,000 beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Programme. The decision was taken on a recommendation forwarded by the Sania Nishtar-led Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division, taken up at the weekly federal cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran[…]

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The social history of Punjab — I

By: Tahir Kamran Published in The News, December 22, 2019 The social history of the Punjab has been an understudied area of scholarship. As these lines are being written, very few scholarly endeavours of noticeable worth, underscoring social history of the region of such historical significance as the Punjab, are inevitable. Under the British, the Punjab was[…]