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Maria Farooq

I am a self-motivated and hard-working researcher and academician. I am English language teacher and also M. Phil scholar. I am interested in world politics, international affairs and cultures and world history.
  • Poverty in Pakistan – The Human Cost

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    This video is part of a project that my students undertook in my supervision. It peeps into the living condition of people from different strata of society in Pakistan, and deliberates as to what measures can be taken, by whom, to reduce poverty?

  • Education and Pakistan’s Future

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    This video is part of a project that my students undertook in my supervision. It gathers viewpoints from different members of Pakistani society on the future of Higher Education in Pakistan and the response of the people in reaction to different issues arising in the education system.

  • Hepatitis C: A Growing Death Threat in Pakistan

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    Dr Farrukh Ali Khan, a US based Pakistani doctor, predicts that the incidence of  hepatitis C will triple in next 10 years, if it keeps on increasing at the current rate. Such a statement throws a glaring light on the ineffective policies and planning of the government and its inability to control the […]

  • Pakistan’s Kyoto Clean Development Mechanisms and Earth Day

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    Tagline: Market based mechanisms at work in Pakistan despite its subscribing to the Kyoto Protocol I see the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the same market-based mechanism which is being followed in Pakistan. Non-control of industries and their functions leads to environmental hazards like the disaster in the […]

  • Releasing the Workplace Potential of Young Professionals

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    In the lead article Work in the Developing World Arrianna Marie writes, “[there] must be the right type of jobs, filled by the right type of workers”. I believe the process of sustainability and development has to include one more step in its methodology – which is to provide the right type […]