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Europe — the new hot spot

Source: “Perilous Journeys: Unravelling irregular migration” from Pakistan by the National Commission for Human Rights In 2022, Pakistan was not...

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Pakistan needs to cut reliance on foreign AI solutions, says ADB official

KARACHI: “Without developing local AI capabilities, Pakistan may become increasingly dependent on foreign AI solutions,” said ByeongJo Kong,...

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‘Need to cut reliance on foreign AI solutions’

KARACHI: “Without developing local AI capabilities, Pakistan may become increasingly dependent on foreign AI solutions,” said ByeongJo Kong,...

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Even if banks were willing to lend to the private sector, there is not much demand at the current monetary policy rate

When the government’s needs are very high along with interest rates, the private sector will always be crowded out, said JS Bank President & CEO...

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ADB stresses reforms for a sustainable pension system

KARACHI: The current pension system in Pakistan suffers from low contribution rates, making it unsustainable in the long run, said Asian Development...

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Financing a genocide in Gaza

Israel is the largest recipient of US foreign aid, receiving about $300 billion in assistance since it was recognised as a state by the US. Since...

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ADB links support with IMF’s clean chit

“Given my interactions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the dialogue decisiveness of the current government, I feel very hopeful that...

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Remittance dependence in a changing world

Source: World Bank Export of manpower has brought it the welcome buoy of remittances that supports it balance of payments. Ramazan led the quantum...

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Stagnant contraceptive use

Nisreen weeps after her toddler daughter dies, but the tears are few. This was her second girl to die, primarily from neglect — and she has six more...

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The poor and the poorly paid

—Fatima S Attarwala Pakistan has many economic strata — those who can afford six-figure Eid clothes without batting an eye and those who are...

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Finance minister Aurangzeb eyes new IMF deal by end of June

• Finance minister will lead delegation to Washington for negotiations in mid-April • Says global lender has been ‘very receptive’ to a...

30.03.2024 30

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Why startups fail

Not too long ago, the venture capital (VC) and tech sector was the place to be where employees were paid hands over fist. And then came the wave of...

04.03.2024 10

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Voter turnout’s weak link with the economy

People were determined to vote in the 2024 elections. However, despite the increase in absolute terms, voter turnout dipped in terms of percentage....

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Show connects climate projects with investors

KARACHI: A UK-funded road show managed to connect eight climate projects with potential investors after a two-day event, which ended on Sunday. The...

21.02.2024 10

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Increased financial digitisation will come from a mindset shift

A FAMILY was driving home from a wedding when they witnessed two masked men on a bike with guns snatch a laptop case from a person on a motorbike and...

19.02.2024 20

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Keenu announces management buyout

KARACHI: Digital payment services provider Keenu has announced its management buyout, which took place last year. One of the larger players, Keenu,...

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Textile industry seeks cheaper money, energy to boost exports

KARACHI: From April onwards, the country has a substantial opportunity to increase textile exports and capture a larger chunk of the world market,...

09.02.2024 10

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Castles in the air

Are voters swayed by election manifestoes? Reading through the documents, it appears that the political leaders do not think so. While each manifesto...

05.02.2024 10

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An election of Gen Z and millennials

If every single Gen Z and millennial voter cast the ballot for a specific party, the party would win without needing Gen X or the boomers. According...

29.01.2024 20

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Eggs-pensive omelettes: Egg prices see Rs10 hike over last year

Over the last year, the price per egg has increased by about Rs10, of which the Rs5 hike has come over the last month alone. Though some media reports...

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Bangladesh woes open window for textile exports

KARACHI: Fuelled by dissatisfaction with a government-imposed pay increase, hundreds of garment workers in Bangladesh took to the streets last month,...

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Pakistan’s debt has climbed alarmingly in last fiscal year

— Fatima S Attarwala Caretaker Finance Minister Shamshad Akhtar stated the obvious when she stressed that Pakistan will remain dependent on the...

20.11.2023 20

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How has PIA escaped privatisation or closure for all these years?

In the minute it took you to read this little piece, Pakistan International Airlines lost over Rs234,000 or roughly equivalent to the minimum wage of...

13.11.2023 20

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The country’s state-owned enterprises are in shambles

Those who bought tickets from Pakistan International Airlines recently rued the day as hundreds of flights have been cancelled recently. This is...

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Cryptocurrencies in Pakistan: A high-tech replacement for hawala-hundi?

Under-invoicing solar panels and bags filled with cash to move dollars informally are so last century. There are more high-tech ways to remit money...

30.10.2023 20

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The luxury of water

One out of every two people in Pakistan does not have access to safe drinking water, according to the World Bank. Unicef numbers are even more stark:...

23.10.2023 20

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Ignoring mental health

The world mental health day is tomorrow. Some schools will use it to increase awareness about it in students, and a few companies may see it as an...

09.10.2023 30

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Petroleum price parity with the US

After the recent jump in petrol price to Rs331 per litre, Pakistan’s rate rose to $1.1, a cent more than the current rates in the US. However, the...

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