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Hurdles being faced in documenting economy – Part I

Hurdles being faced in documenting economy – Part I

The economy of Pakistan, like any other economy is of two types: 1) documented or formal economy and 2) undocumented or black economy. Documented economy connotes that the business as well as employment is registered with the relevant registration authorities, as well as taxation authorities. On the other hand, undocumented …

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Remittances inflow supports economy to certain degree

Remittances inflow supports economy to certain degree

Interview with Mr Muhammad Idrees, President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry PAGE: Tell me something about yourself and your career, please: MUHAMMAD IDREES: Well, I have been elected to lead the largest Chamber of Pakistan as its President for the year 2021-22. I have remained associated with the Businessmen Group …

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How to recycle a huge ship – safely and sustainably

How to recycle a huge ship – safely and sustainably

Shipbreaking is among the most dangerous jobs in the world, according to the International Labour Organisation. This is the process of breaking up huge old ships into spare parts. It almost always happens in developing countries and comes with an unacceptably high level of fatalities, injuries and work-related diseases. In …

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COVID-19: A disaster for seafarers

COVID-19: A disaster for seafarers

Prior to 2020, it would have been considered unimaginable, that a virus could disrupt the global economy, sequestering billions in their homes with global productivity sinking like a stone. It has been 8 months since the previously inconceivable became an everyday reality and since then, most of the world’s population, …

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Time for firm path on sustainable development goals

Time for firm path on sustainable development goals

The world today is dealing with a crisis of monumental proportions. The vicious, novel coronavirus is wreaking havoc across the globe, destroying lives and ruining livelihoods. The primary cost of the pandemic as seen in the loss of human lives is distressing, but the secondary effects on the global economy, …

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