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Poverty in Muslim World is Rapidly Increasing: Zubair Mughal

Poverty can easily be driven away through Islamic Microfinance (Tunis) Half of global poverty reside in Muslim world while the Muslim population is 24% of the total global population, if the dangerously increasing poverty in the Muslim community is not controlled soon then it will be alarming. These concerns were addressed by Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer, AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics while speaking at Islamic Microfinance Symposium that was held at…

Produce and poverty: Agriculture sector

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 It is admirable that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is making a long-term five year plan for Pakistan. However, it is shocking that there is no provision in the five-year plan to improve the country’s agriculture sector. Although Pakistan is largely considered to have an agriculture based economy, our farm production yield is appalling when compared to other nations. After the arrival of pesticide, fertilizer and tractors decades ago, our country's agriculture…

‘Main goals of ALP are food security, poverty alleviation’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Chairman Dr Iftikhar Ahmad on Friday said that main goals of Agricultural Linkages Programme (ALP) with US were focus on food security, poverty alleviation and promoting broad based equitable and sustainable agriculture. He expressed these views during a meeting with US Department of Agriculture (USDA) delegation led by Embassy of USA in Pakistan Agriculture Counselor Clay M Hamilton at PARC. He said the government of Pakistan and…

400 million children living in extreme poverty: WB report

WASHINGTON - The number of people living in extreme poverty around the world has sharply declined over the past three decades, but it still includes roughly 400 million children, or one-third of those living in such abysmal conditions, according a new World Bank analysis. The analysis released for the first time gives an in-depth profile of the poorest people in the world found that 721 million fewer people lived in extreme poverty in 2010 – defined as under $1.25 a day – compared to…

Unemployment tops agenda of political parties: Pakistan

By Sajid Chaudhry ISLAMABAD: Unemployment has been termed as the most urgent issue to be addressed by the political parties in their manifestos for the general election 2013 as the nation is going for polls to elect the political parties to catch hold of power in the Centre and provinces today (Saturday). According to an analysis done by the PILDAT, other economic issues that have been identified and will be addressed by these political parties included, rising inflation, cost of…

World Bank pushing poverty eradication, education goals

April 20, 2013 FRANK FUHRIG World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has a goal of "virtually ending" extreme poverty by 2030. "I have no doubt that the world could end extreme poverty within a generation, but this will be much harder than most people realise," he said Thursday. "It is far from a given. It will take ingenuity, focus, commitment, and visionary leaders. But if we succeed, we will have accomplished one of humankind's most historic accomplishments." Ahead of the World Bank…

Government promoting breeding programmes of indigenous cattle

October 22, 2012: Livestock is increasingly becoming an important sector of national economy, contributing even more than all the other agricultural crops combined with 53 percent share in the agriculture sector. The government is promoting and supporting the breeding programs of indigenous cattle thereby to enhance the productivity and to meet the growing export challenges. This was stated by secretary livestock Iran Elahi while inaugurating the national goat show at University of…

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