As Pakistan makes its return to a democratically elected government, we must consider how the country’s challenges will be confronted by its new leadership.
As the fifth most vulnerable country to the effects of climate change, Pakistan needs to undertake radical action to protect its population. Phasing out from using fossil fuels to control local emissions is a way forward especially since Pakistan has powerful wind and solar energy potential.
Pakistan's transition to democracy is mired by multiple challenges including an unpredictable delay in election, resulting in risking the essence of democracy and undermining people’s political rights. Fear of an indefinite delay in the election process continues to raise concerns among political stakeholders, experts and concerned citizens.
In Pakistan, 77% of children cannot read and understand basic text in English. Adult literacy rate is at a dismal 58%, while 28mn children remain out of school. In this situation, e-learning platforms promoting reading can be explored taking advantage of the expanding technology profile of households in the country.
Pakistan introduced its very first National Action Plan for Human Rights in 2016 but it appears to have faded in the backdrop of technical inconsistencies and the government’s inability towards compliance. This failure, due to a lack of political will, bureaucratic hurdles and resource constraints, has led to the continuation of human rights violations.