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Disasters and educational infrastructure – Part I

The frequency and intensity of natural disasters has alarmingly increased in recent years, predominantly due to climate change. Both developed and developing countries have been impacted alike. However, research that…

Fine Educational Institutions

Fine educational institutions

Random thoughts Lately a large number of educational institutions have been established in the private sector, a blessing to the many students who are thus being provided with a good…

Data-driven developmentDr Murtaza Khuhro

The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) stands as the principal government agency responsible for collecting and disseminating statistical data across various economic, social, and demographic dimensions within Pakistan. Given its…

A fund for the vulnerable Raza Hussain Qazi

During COP28 in the UAE, the signatories of the 2015 Paris Agreement achieved a consensus on the operationalization of new funding arrangements, including a Loss and Damage Fund. It is…

Pathway to progress

Education is a vital instrument for a state’s development. Young people are considered as the future of the nation. In Pakistan, this future seems to be at risk. This is…

Paradigm shift in tax policy

‘The impact of economic growth on the lives of people is partly a matter of income distribution, but it also depends greatly on the use that is made of the…

Every job but their own

Writing about education issues in our country is taxing, because much of it boils down to identifying a lot of shortcomings, bad priorities and poor decision making. We spent the…

FBR’s resistance to tax reforms

Fiscal consolidation should be as growth-friendly as possible. In general, tax base-broadening reforms are identified as growth-oriented reforms. To the extent that they reduce distortions to economic decisions on work,…