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Brick by brick

The brick kiln industry in Pakistan is a highly profitable sector. With over 20,000 brick kilns, the country is the third-largest brick producer in South Asia, employing approximately 4.5 million…

Saying it with bricks

What options does an ordinary man have in this country to find redress for the wrongs he suffers in his daily existence? For anyone who has observed the situation that…

Hybrid rule 3.0?

IT is a right royal mess that is hard to clean up. A hung parliament through a controversial election has pushed the country deeper into the mire. It has been…

Bridging the huge tax gap

The new coalition federal government will soon be in power, after controversial elections of February 8 2024, allegedly marred with post-voting manipulated results to favour the favourite. These were the…

Back from the brink

After an exchange of missile attacks on alleged Baloch subversive elements in each other’s territory, Pakistan and Iran have been quietly rowing back from the brink of a breakdown in…

We need to move on BRICS Plus

BRICS membership of five states – Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took effect on January 1, 2024. As of the August 2023 Summit in…

BRICS success challenges the US-led dominance!

The world is witnessing seismic shifts across economic, geopolitical, and cultural lines, and the ongoing conflict between Russia and the West is having a profound impact on the global power…

The BRI as disruptor

If the often-used Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Silk Road analogy is true, and indications are that it is, then by bringing some ancient Silk Road history to bear,…