Tenacity and strength of character are the traits that distinguish Mahbub ul Haq, a native of Pakistan who served as chief economist in the Pakistan Planning Commission and in the World Bank. After these fruitful stints, he joined the cabinet of Pres Zia ul Haq, first as Minister of Planning and later as Finance Minister and Minister of Commerce. As special advisor to the administrator in the UNDP, he emphasized to his team of consultants as they were preparing the 'Human Development Reports' that the most important requirement of the task is moral courage to stand up for what one believes is right. He returned to Pakistan in 1995 to set up the Human Development Centre for South Asia with his wife, Khadija Haq.
Publication Name: World Development
Subject: International relations
My gay sister
A woman realizes that although she has accepted the fact that her sister is a lesbian, she cannot accept her sister's plans to become a mother. She discovers that her parents have begin to place more pressure on her to begin a conventional family since they learned of her sister's plans.
Publication Name: New Woman
Subject: General interest
Scientists have discovered that waking bats during their hibernation period can lead to impeded chances of survival. Bats weigh very little, and the additional weight loss that results from being disturbed can be fatal.
Publication Name: The Economist (UK)
Subject: Business, international