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Let’s Share Economic Hardships

Let’s share economic hardships

Laal Khan is a poor taxi driver. Hailing from a small village in Bannu, Khan has been living in a shanty town in Islamabad, working almost for 18 hours a…

Unaddressed economic challenges

The debate and anxiety throughout Pakistan in the aftermath of the stalled Extended Fund Facility (EFF) programme signed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in July 2019, ended unsuccessfully on…

Tax bailout for economic revival

According to various Press reports, all businesses in Pakistan, as elsewhere, badly hit by lockdown in the wake of Covid-19 epidemic, are demanding a comprehensive tax bailout claiming that loan…

Economic growth?

The claim of nearly four percent economic growth may have created a ripple of excitement among government circles but it does not seem to have brought any significant change in…

Putin’s Russia

President Vladimir Putin has won the 2024 Russian presidential elections without much trouble; he received nearly 88 per cent of the total votes and won another six-year term without facing…

The languages of history

In Pakistan, there are not many writers who write about history in Urdu or any other regional language, with an independent and objective lens. But there are certain writers who…

When women succeed, Pakistan succeeds

Within the intricate tapestry of Pakistan’s socioeconomic context, the position and influence of women have always been characterized by inadequate representation and marginalisation. Nevertheless, a significant change has occurred in…

How to help the people

The drastic reduction in petroleum prices has led to sighs of relief among the people of the country, who had been reeling under ruthless inflation. The decision might go some…

A pre-election watch

Since elections are likely to take place in January 2024 – at least per the announcement by the Election Commission of Pakistan – the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)…