Tax Corruption in Pakistan

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Zeeshan A. Shah

 

Never believe what you publish – Never Publish what you believe Unknown

 

In the case of Pakistan, we would have to disagree. It is one of the more corrupt countries in the world today, not because of the corruption index in place but because of the chronic diseased mindset of the people who thrive through pain, hunger, lack of shelter, lack of governance and lack of the will to take action against corruption. Continue reading “Tax Corruption in Pakistan”

Rising Hysteria – Youth Migration Challenges for Karachi

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Zeeshan A. Shah

In 1947, Pakistan became a sovereign state. Since then, Karachi became the capital city and the tipping point for discovery, exploration, history and economics – the city of hope. Due to the high birth rate in Pakistan, similar to other low income high populated countries in the developing world, we are burdened with too many young people. Karachi remains traumatized today crossing the 24 million population mark making it the fifth or sixth most populous city in the world.

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Will Corporations Pay Damages for Climate Change?

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Zeeshan A. Shah

 

Fossil Fuels are Killers. Over 63 % of the world’s emissions have happened because of 5 major corporations, Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP, and Shell.

 

The result is the Climate Change we feel today. This change is not based on fallacy and rhetoric but is the major cause of concern for the poorest and most vulnerable populations resulting in loss and damage beyond average proportions.

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Rising Sea Levels

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Zeeshan A. Shah

 

Global Sea levels have been rising at an alarming rate this century.

Since 1900, the recorded rise in sea levels has been documented at the rate of 0.6 inches per decade but post 1992, recorded levels have seen an increase to 1.2 inches per decade – a significant rise in the last 2000 years. This indicates future surges in tidal flows in coastal regions with high tides and storms.

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Pakistan and the Global Water War

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Zeeshan A. Shah

Over 7 billion people today need food and water to live and survive. Another 2 billion will be added to that number by 2050. Estimates say that human beings can survive a month without food, but not more than 15 days without water.

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Tears of Shame

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Zeeshan A. Shah

 

If you wish to thrive for 100 years, then educate your Children  – Dalai Lama  

 

In a recent UN report on Sustainable Development Goals –SDGs, Pakistan has been identified as having one of the worst indicators in Education Development. It has saddened many of us to know that the country ranks below standard as millions of Out of School Children still struggle for basic primary education with little or no early childhood development, leading to a Generation Crisis.

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The Forgotten

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Zeeshan A. Shah

On August 30th every year, the world marks the International Day of the Disappeared, many countries around the world falling back to recall the gravity of the crisis – a shocking and terrifying experience that some of us went through in our lives; the loss of our precious children. No one knows where they went. Every year, the world remembers the loss and recalls the days of fear, never to be forgotten. Each time, we shiver when we think of those Forgotten Ones.

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