Thursday, July 14, 2016

End of One Child Policy in China

Isabelle Attané published report titled The end of One Child per Family in China in in the issue of Population & Societies , No. 535 , July August 2016, INED.
She provided a comprehensive analysis of one child policy in china.  China was able to reduce fertility rate but at  the same time this policy has a long lasting effects on the demographic profile of China . This policy resulted into the disturbed sex ratio, increasing abortion and socio-pyscho effects on the chinese society.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Infant Mortality Rate in India failed to achieve Millennium Development Goals

Mostly developing countries including Pakistan and India , failed to achieve Millennium  Development Goals . The Hindu pointed out that India did not able to reduce Infant Mortality Rate according to the target set by MDGs . (Infant mortality rate: Target set by Millennium Development Goals not met)
Talking to the Hindu , Thomas Chandy, CEO -"Save the Children " pointed out that services are not reaching to marginalized sections of society whereas Purnima Menon -Senior Research Fellow in IFPRI’s Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division related it poor nutrition. 
I am agreed with both of them but i want to  point out some inter-related factors responsible for high infant Mortality rate in India.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Workshop on Disaster Management , Emergency Response and First Aid

Department of Geography, G.C. University Faisalabad has organized a work shop on Disaster Management , Emergency Response & First Aid from 20th April to 21 April. Dr. Muhammad Zuber, Dean Faculty of Sciences was chief guest and Dr. Nadeem Sohail was guest of honour of the event. Instructors from Civil Defense were Sami Ullah , Abdul Hadi and Mudassar Nawaz and instructors from Rescue 1122 were Faraz Bakhtiar and Muzammil Hussain. Moreover, Punjab Patrolling Police personals Shahid Manzoor and Rana Faisal Shahzad gave informative lectures on Road safety. They trained 250 students. Dr. Zuber , Dr. Nadeem Sohail and Dr. Kashif Mahmood distributed shields and certificates on the successful completion of workshop.
Workshop is very informative and instructors from three different agencies trained students how to respond during disaster and provide first aid to victims.  

Earth Day 2016 celebration in Government College University Faisalabad

An Earth Day 2016 was celebrated at GC University Faisalabad by Department of Geography on 22 april 2016 and Walk was arranged by hundred of students. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali (Vice Chancellor) and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zuber (Dean of Science and Technology) also participated in the walk.
Dr. Kashif Mahmood (Coordinator Department of Geography) addressed key Environmental and Climate Change issues.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Urban Transition in Pakistan

Urbanization is not a new story in Pakistan. Six to eight million Muslims crossed the new border and entered into Pakistan during partition in 1947 and majority of them settled in the cities of eastern Pakistani provinces of Sindh and Punjab. The second big migration flow towards cities occurred in 1965 and 1971 during the wars between India and Pakistan. In the 1990s, the anti-soviet insurgency resulted into further migration to the urban centers. Four million Afghans crossed Durand line (border between Pakistan and Afghanistan) and arrived in the North-Western Pakistan (Khyber Pakhtwankhawa) in 1992. In the beginning, they resided in the border refugee camps, Pakistan government forbade Afghans to cultivate land due to already existing economic struggle in these rural areas and the consequence was that they settled in the city of Peshawar and Quetta (Kugelman, 2013). After 9/11 incidence in 2001, Pakistan emerged as a front line state in war against terrorism.