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Mishandled Developmental Projects

Mishandled developmental projects

"Thinking well to be wise: planning well, wiser: doing well wisest and best of all"-Malcolm Forbes The concept of planning is in-built within living species, especially man and animals, for…

Why Does Militancy Arise?

Why does militancy arise?

Ina recent discussion on the dynamics behind extremism in the country, particularly in the Pashtun belt, a number of factors were enumerated by the discussants. Broadly, the assumption seemed to…

CPEC: Opportunity And Potential

CPEC: Opportunity and potential

The much touted China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is stirring up a lot of commotion as well as parleys in many circles from various walks of life. Even the indigenous population…

Codes To Bind Politicians

Codes to bind politicians

Codes of conduct seem to have become the rage. Even a country like Britain, which always prided itself on unwritten conventions, has been toying with codes. Last month the standing…

The NFC debate

Once again there is debate surrounding the National Finance Commission (NFC) Award, driven by short-term fiscal concerns and external pressures. It is important to acknowledge the pivotal role the NFC…

Achieving food security

The COP28 UAE Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Actions represents a significant milestone in global climate negotiations. This declaration acknowledges the interconnection between climate change and…

No money and not smart

The rapid changes taking place around the world are not superficial. These are changes that are altering how the world works. We heard the ‘we need to get our house…

Vital role of investments in power sector

When discussing investments for economic progress, some major industry players often receive well-deserved recognition. The power sector, however, that stands out as an essential enabler for the entire economic landscape…

Elephant in the room

To understand strategy in a simple manner three questions are quite helpful. When deciding on a course of action ask these questions: What next, what next and what next. As…

Dreams of disruption

Some people like superhero movies while others prefer horror movies. My favourite category of movies (and TV series) are tales of founders of companies that built the world we live…