Dr Nasra Shah, Professor at GIDS presented at the International Conference on Population Growth titled “Opportunities and threats: Population growth and the way ahead” on December 2, 2021. The conference was organised by PRC, Forman Christian College. Dr Shah’s presentation was titled “International Labor Migration from Pakistan: A Safety Valve or a Slippery Slope”. She highlighted the aspects of concern including the declining trend in worker outflows and lack of skill improvement, but also drew attention towards the positive aspects in terms of rising remittances through formal channels. She concluded that the future will be determined by a combination of economic and non-economic factors.
By Maleeha Lodhi Published in DAWN on September 19, 2022 IN the midst of the worst catastrophe Pakistan has faced in living memory, uncertainty looms about the future. But with that comes an opportunity to rebuild lives and make the country resistant to the ravages of climate change. The challenge is to plan for a future in […]
By Salman Siddiqui Published in The Express Tribune on September 13, 2022 KARACHI: In line with expectations, the flow of workers’ remittances sent by overseas Pakistani increased by 8%, to $2.72 billion in August, the State Bank of Pakistan reported on Tuesday. Remittance inflows during August were mainly sourced from Saudi Arabia ($691.8 million), United Arab Emirates[…]