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‘Economic wars’ and national strength

The seventh annual edition of the ThinkFest literary event was held in Lahore this past weekend. Dr Yaqoob Bangash – whose day job as a historian makes him especially sensitive…

Huge global economic policy challenges

‘The world is facing numerous extreme, interlinked challenges, including a climate emergency and growing economic inequalities between and within countries. Tackling these problems requires funds to flow in the right direction,…

Economic dystopia incentivized

Can you guess what country has the world’s worst financial inclusion statistics? It is Pakistan. With 115 million unbanked adults (adults with neither a bank account, nor a mobile money…

Economic impasse — yet again

The political impasse triggered by the Deputy Speaker’s 3 April ruling dismissing the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan by terming it unconstitutional alleging that it was backed by…

STEM (ming) socio-economic stagnation

For a country like Pakistan which suffers from chronic shortages of capital, energy and technology, the three most important ingredients needed to achieve sustainable growth, its salvation lies in making…

Internet and economic growth

IN 2017, Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg published a manifesto about the future, where he argued that connecting everyone to the internet is necessary for building an informed community. His thoughts…

Short-, medium-term economic challenges – IV

We now discuss whether there is an excess capacity in the sector and what kind of challenges in transmission and distribution system are currently faced. We also address the subject…