Why citizens must drive smart city transformations
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Why citizens must drive smart city transformations

WHEN cities begin to struggle with overpopulation, vehicular traffic, and pollution or face a resource crunch such as difficulties managing its power or water, it needs to evolve and transform into a smart city. And although several cities around the world have either crossed or are about to cross the threshold where they have no choice but to evolve, there’s
Survey shows people in KP want increase in health, education allocation
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Survey shows people in KP want increase in health, education allocation

PESHAWAR: Over half of the population of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa trust local government tiers for services and majority of the districts want the government to allocate
Mixed review: Punjab praised for 'tremendous strides' in education service delivery
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Mixed review: Punjab praised for ‘tremendous strides’ in education service delivery

KARACHI: Following the successful passage of the 18th Amendment, exclusive authority over education was devolved to the provinces. The federal government relinquished power hoping devolution
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Telenor Pakistan: Giving Invisible Children an Identity in Pakistan

There’s an estimated 1.1 billion people around the world who don’t officially exist as they were never registered at birth. One third of the population in Pakistan is effectively invisible because of this, living without access to education or healthcare. GSMA’s Case For Change came to Pakistan to highlight how
Pepsi was among the first brands to patronise cricket in Pakistan
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Pepsi was among the first brands to patronise cricket in Pakistan

AYESHA SHAIKH: As Pakistan’s ad industry celebrates 70 years of existence, where do you see Pepsi in the brand landscape? SALMAN BUTT: Pepsi has been integral to Pakistan’s ad landscape. PepsiCo have been operating here for almost 50 years, and during the 80s and 90s, Pepsi was among the first
7 powerful brands making a visible difference in road safety
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7 powerful brands making a visible difference in road safety

A decade ago, distracted driving merely meant attending calls, texting, listening to music and touching up makeup while driving. The automobile industry introduced the auto transmission car in an attempt to reduce cognitive dissonance sparked by such distractions. However, innovations since then- WiFi, Google maps and a plethora of apps
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The World Cities with the Most Powerful Brands

Guardian Cities global city brand barometer. Source: Saffron Brand Consultants To establish our list of the world’s most powerful city brands, we asked Saffron, a brand consultancy that prides itself on its expertise in urban branding, to update its 2008 study of European cities into an assessment of 57 major

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