Why leave Pakistan?

By Nasra M Shah Published in The News on December 24, 2023 A general impression these days is that any Pakistani who can find the means to leave the country is keen to do so owing to the increasing cost of living, personal insecurity and deteriorating quality of life. A closer look indicates that international migration from […]



Gender and population

By Nida Kirmani Published in DAWN on December 23, 2023 ACCORDING to Pakistan’s 2023 census, our country’s population has officially surpassed the 240 million mark — an increase of 33.8m people since the previous census in 2017. The growth rate jumped from 2.4 per cent in 2017 to 2.55pc in 2023, which is a worrying reversal of[…]



More than $2.2 billion promised for global refugee crisis at UN forum

By Emma Farge Published in news.yahoo.com on December 16, 2023 GENEVA (Reuters) -Countries and businesses at a major U.N. forum pledged more than $2.2 billion towards a global displacement crisis and promised jobs for tens of thousands of refugees in an outcome the United Nations chief said would help “stem the tide of misery”. Thousands of people[…]