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The profundity of economic power

The US has warned of potential sanctions for any country considering business deals with Iran hours after India signed a 10-year contract with Iran...

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The power sector - some hard facts

Among many sectors of fiscal drain, the circular debt of the energy sector is one area on the economic landscape of Pakistan which is acting as a...

11.05.2024 70

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Truth and nothing but the truth

Shehbaz Sharif made some honest appraisal of the current governance and economic challenges faced by his government at the World Economic Forum...

04.05.2024 50

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It’s all about the economy

Karachi, being Pakistan’s premier industrial and financial centre and home to 90 percent of the multinational corporations operating in Pakistan,...

27.04.2024 40

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Pakistan on the IMF doorstep again

With Pakistan embroiled in an acute burden of debt, to the extent that 70 percent of its revenue is diverted to pay off debt, there is no way but the...

20.04.2024 20

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‘Education emergency’

‘All hands on deck for education of the poor is the call of the day.’ Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif went to the extent to declare an ‘education...

13.04.2024 80

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From rags to riches

Forbes has published its list of ‘World Billionaires ranking for 2024’. The much touted is the list of 200 richest people of the world. The...

06.04.2024 30

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What does 24th IMF programme mean?

It has been argued by many political and economic analysts that the 24th IMF programme could usher in a tsunami of inflation in the country with...

30.03.2024 50

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It’s IMF way or the highway?

Announcing the staff-level agreement on the successful completion of the 23rd short-term facility, the IMF (International Monetary Fund) has confirmed...

23.03.2024 60

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CPEC turnaround: how realistic is goal?

President Xi Jinping of China in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif stressed that “China and Pakistan should continue their...

16.03.2024 70

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Pakistan’s addiction to borrowed money

Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in his speech at Ziarat, Balochistan, in 1948 stated that: “We Musalmans in general and young...

09.03.2024 40

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Challenging times

With the unfolding of a new chapter in Pakistan’s checkered political history, the much turbulent and fought for milestone of holding the elections...

02.03.2024 20

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There’s need to focus on economy

Breaking a two-week impasse following elections, Pakistan’s political power-brokers, after extensive negotiations, have reached an agreement to form...

24.02.2024 40

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Country at the crossroads

The election held on Feb 8th in Pakistan threw up a number of surprises with a significant shift in the country’s political landscape. The election...

17.02.2024 30

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Circular debt once again in focus

Circular debt in the energy sector is a mystery which no government could so far unfold. Over the last two decades it has rolled over from one...

10.02.2024 30

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Corruption, justice and accountability

Pakistan’s ranking on the global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), announced this week by the Berlin-based corruption watchdog, Transparency...

03.02.2024 30

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A question of national identity and pride

A passport serves as a symbol of a nation’s global standing and the level of respect it commands in the international community. It is a key...

27.01.2024 40

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The rampant energy theft

Pak-Arab Refinery Company (PARCO) reported this week an incident of oil theft that purportedly took place at a government pipeline at Karachi’s Bin...

20.01.2024 20

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India, Pakistan: 2024 is year of elections

The general elections in Pakistan in February 2024 would soon be followed by the general election in India. Both have parliamentary form of...

13.01.2024 30

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IPR regime: compliance not a govt priority

There are laws that provide a foundation for the protection of ‘ Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), but the laws are weak and their enforcement or...

06.01.2024 30

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The World Bank says it all

That the growing political uncertainty and institutional imbalances are adversely affecting the country’s perception is a fact. This time it is no...

30.12.2023 30

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Govt’s quest for FDI: the way forward

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has been crucial in supporting developing economies to participate in global trade by facilitating the flow of...

23.12.2023 60

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Energy sector – ‘a nightmare’

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar in a statement this week has described the energy sector as “a nightmare for the country” mainly...

16.12.2023 20

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Unveiling the malaise and despondency

The recent success on IMF (International Monetary Fund) funding, a bullish stock market, the rupee value stabilizing against dollar, the jubilation in...

09.12.2023 20

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The way forward

Discussions and arguments on the politics of the day — at all levels and at all times — are in the DNA of our nation. One widely-argued current...

02.12.2023 30

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GSP+ status: a major success

The European Parliament has decided to extend the existing GSP (Generalized System of Preferences) for another four years (till 2027), whereas,...

25.11.2023 70

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The health toll of air pollution

One thing which still remains binding between Pakistan and India and reminds us of each other is the weather and the atmospheric environment and its...

18.11.2023 10

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Unchallenged grey market in Pakistan

The greatest challenge facing the country is its failing economy and one of the factors contributing towards it is the diminishing revenue generation...

11.11.2023 50

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Pakistan must adapt to climate change

Pakistan is among the top ten countries most vulnerable to climate change, according to the 2020 Global Climate Risk Index. The environmental changes...

04.11.2023 100

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When the chips are down

When the chips are down, the going gets tough and as a consequence taking hard and strategic decisions becomes inevitable. The incumbent government...

28.10.2023 30

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There’s hope for a better tomorrow

Pakistan is undergoing testing times in political stability and economic sustainability. Hope for a better tomorrow in economy, off and on, knocks on...

21.10.2023 10

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Loss-making SOEs must be privatized

The SOEs are required to be privatised. This compulsion is driven by no other reason than that going forward, no money will be available to continue...

14.10.2023 40

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Implementation – a key challenge

The World Bank issues ‘policy advice’ to Pakistan, from time to time, on key reforms, structural weaknesses and the gaps in governance and systems...

07.10.2023 60

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The changing world order: a perspective

Driven by spectacular economic excellence and independence of countries, which for years remained subjugated under the domains of one or the other...

23.09.2023 100

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G20 summit a big moment for India?

Riding on the success of the landing of Chandrayaan-3 on moon, India hosted a BRICS meeting and soon thereafter a G20 meeting. The timings for both...

16.09.2023 70

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Bills: repenting for the sins of others

Jolted by the severe backlash against highly inflated power bills resulting in protests across the country joined by political parties and businesses,...

09.09.2023 10

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