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Population census, 2017 – II

The first article last week on the census of 2017 focused on the provisional results with regard to the overall size and growth rate of the population of Pakistan. This…

Population Census of 2017: key findings

The PBS has recently released the detailed results of the 2017 Population and Housing Census. This enables analysis of variables which were not made public earlier, including the size of…

Budget 2017-18: In the same old mould!

Majority of the Pakistanis would certainly be dejected after hearing the budget speech of Ishaq Dar today (May 26, 2017). Not because there will be no relief for the poor…

Expo 2017 exposes misplaced priorities

Expo 2017 is the tenth time we are doing more of the same, showcasing virtually the same products for virtually the same markets. We are also using the same template…

Fiscal outcome 1st quarter, 2017-18

The information on fiscal operations in the first quarter of 2017-18 of the federal and provincial governments has been released recently by the Federal Ministry of Finance (MoF). The figures…

Population census 2017

The massive undertaking of the Population Census has finally been completed after a big gap of nineteen years. Thanks are due to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, to the hundreds…

How TLP won 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021

“When you’re bleedin’ a guy, you don’t squeeze him dry right away. Contrarily, you let him do his bidding. Suavely. So you can bleed him next week, and the week…

Human Capital Report 2017

Pakistan has been ranked almost at the bottom (125) of a list of 130 that were tested against four key areas of human capital development; Capacity, largely determined by past…

Electoral Reform Bill 2017

The parliamentary committee on electoral reforms set up in 2014 under the chair of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has after three years of mulling over the matter, finally tabled a…