Author: Muhammad Raza

The women in Tharparkar are experiencing transformative empowerment through Thar Foundation’s pioneering initiatives aimed at enhancing financial inclusion, agency and socio-economic opportunities. From excelling as Women Dump Truck Drivers, Solar Plant, and RO Plant Operators to leading sports teams in football and cricket, these women are not only breaking barriers but also venturing into business start-ups focused on skills such as tailoring, embroidery, and handicrafts amongst others. Beyond providing livelihoods, these programs foster self-sufficiency and independence whilst also enhancing women participation in work force resulting in holistic empowerment. Thar Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) wing of Thar Block-II entities,…

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The Islamic financial industry has witnessed a phenomenal growth in the past decade in terms of the number of Islamic financial institutions and their asset base which is a strong indicator of its steady demand at the grass-root level. In Pakistan, this demand is evident from the growth of full-fledged Islamic banks as well as Islamic windows of conventional banks. By 2020, the Islamic banking branch network in the country is projected to cross 3,300 branches while the Islamic banking industry‚Äôs growth is projected at 20% by the State Bank of Pakistan. According to an estimate, the industry currently employs…

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