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Nov

Pakistan needs to create more jobs: WB

Published in Dawn, November 22nd, 2019 ISLAMABAD: The country’s economy needs to create more jobs by taking advantage of the large influx of a well-educated young labour force, says a new research by the World Bank. The ‘Labour Market Analysis’ using data from a Pakistani online job portal finds that although there is an excess supply of […]

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Nov

Data release: Remittances to low- and middle-income countries on track to reach $551 billion in 2019 and $597 billion by 2021

Published in World Bank Blogs,  October 16, 2019 We have decided to release the latest data on worldwide remittance flows via this blog. For the latest data on global migration and a well-rounded discussion of issues relating to migration, remittances and development, please refer to the recent World Bank report. The first part of the blog covers[…]

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Nov

‘If you haven’t seen Lahore…’

Ahmad Rafay Alam Published in Dawn, EOS, November 17th, 2019 ‘Smog’ is not only limited to Lahore; in fact, all of Pakistan is at serious risk from high levels of air pollution ‘If you haven’t seen Lahore, you haven’t even lived’ goes the popular saying. Ironically, it’s become increasingly difficult to ‘see’ Lahore because of the all-encompassing[…]