Today’s Solutions: July 21, 2024

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The story “pedal”-er: how an ice-cream cart library is changing lives in Karachi

Mohammad Noman bikes carefully and purposefully through the labyrinthine lanes of Karachi's Lyari Town, among the rush and bustle of everyday life. Though his ice cream cart suggests otherwise, he isn't here to sell frozen desserts. Rather, his mission is to share stories. The storyteller in Read More...

Three black women wearing golden goddess like clothing in a church like setting.

These refugee-owned businesses are flourishing

Contrary to popular belief, refugees actually benefit their host nation’s economies according to a study compiled from 30 years of data. Refugee-founded businesses have an enormous potential to invigorate economies, increase job opportunities, and reduce public spending. The Entrepreneurial Read More...

Karachi skyline during the day

How a Karachi resident turned a neglected park into an urban oasis

Hot weather is nothing new to people living in Karachi, Pakistan’s biggest city, where heatwaves can sometimes bring life-threatening temperatures of 44˚C upon its population of 15 million. But while the shade is in high demand in this concrete jungle, greenery is rather scarce. In light of Read More...

Pakistan's Supreme Court building

Pakistan appoints Justice Ayesha Malik as first female Supreme Court judge

Late last week ruling party members of the Muslim-majority nation of Pakistan announced the appointment of their first female Supreme Court judge. The decision to make 55-year-old Justice Ayesha Malik the first female judge on the Supreme Court since the country’s independence was thanks to Read More...

‘World’s loneliest elephan

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ arrives at Cambodian wildlife sanctuary

Remember Kaavan, the so-called “world’s loneliest elephant?” We wrote about him back in September when the elephant finally received medical approval to travel and leave the Marghazar zoo in Pakistan where he has been living alone for years under abysmal conditions. Now, just a few months Read More...

Twins born with a fused skull

Twins born with a fused skull return home after successful surgery

The story of Safa and Marwa Bibi is one that speaks volumes to the power of compassion. It also shows us just how far medicine has come. Safa and Marwa are twin girls who were born joined at the head, meaning their skulls were fused together. The girls are what is known as craniopagus twins, the Read More...

‘World’s loneliest elephan

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ set to leave zoo for a better home

In 2012, an elephant by the name of Kaavan lost his partner at the Marghazar zoo in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. Ever since then, Kaavan has been without any elephant friends, languishing within a zoo that has been ordered to be closed because of abysmal conditions. Kaavan’s sad story Read More...

Pakistan is hiring the unemplo

Pakistan is hiring the unemployed to plant trees across the country

COVID-19 has created mass unemployment in countries around the world. As governments scramble to fund relief programs, Pakistan is taking advantage of the opportunity to support citizens who are suddenly without income and heal environmentally devastated regions of the country Read More...

Pakistan’s Billion Tree proj

Pakistan’s Billion Tree project is bringing the bees and honey back

In 2018, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the Billion Tree project, a lofty country-wide effort to plant 10 billion trees over a 5-year span. The project has already led to the planting of hundreds of thousands of trees, resulting in a huge boost in bee populations. Apparently, Read More...

See the glorious way a desert

See the glorious way a desert grows when it rains

It has been nearly seven years since the residents of Sindh’s Thar desert, located in Pakistan, saw a decent amount of rainfall, but this year has been different. This year’s rains have transformed the harsh landscape and its inhabitants. Farmers are tilling their land, planting seeds, and Read More...