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The kids are on their way. The latest Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) estimated that nearly 40 percent of the country's population is below 15 years of age. That means there are roughly about 80 million under-fifteens out there! If they were a country, these kids - who were born after the turn of the millennium (2000), hence the crude and arguable usage of the term 'millennial' here - would be the 16th most populous country in the world, equivalent of the European powerhouse Germany. Is Pakistan prepared, or even preparing, for this wave that is about to hit the shores?

Here is a teaser: Karachi begins at Tando Adam; True or False? False, said I; true said Sajid Hamid, district scout secretary Pakistan Railway Scout Karachi. Once a train reaches Tando Adam it has entered the jurisdiction of Pakistan Railway Karachi, which is responsible from that point to the metropolis for everything that concerns the running of the train, its security, emergency handling in case of accident, he said.
Artists share their dreams and ideas while exploring miniature in traditional as well as contemporary themes in a group show at Clifton Art Gallery, Karachi. The paintings were oozing imaginations and expressions. Our young artists are more open and candid in sharing their inner feelings and thoughts. Their opinions about the world outside and around are mirrored in their paintings.
Scientists studying the effects of artificial sweeteners in mice and humans say they have found that eating them may increase the risk of developing glucose intolerance, a risk factor for diabetes.
Manufacturers of modern household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines and microwave ovens are taking a marketing cue from carmakers. Their products now come with a stylish brand identity recognisable through the range, instead of the uniform finish which used to be typical of what were known as white goods or whiteware.
It's not enough any more for a laptop to just be portable. Nowadays, they have to be small, light, quick and bendable so they can be variously put to use as laptops, tablets or stand-up monitors.
The "sans dents" or toothless ones. Of all the revelations about Francois Hollande in the tell-all book by jilted former first lady Valerie Trierweiler published last Thursday one phrase attributed to him stands out as particularly damaging.


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