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Future tech: promise against poverty

Do you anticipate the technological landscape changing significantly, in ways that are currently unpredictable, by December 2025? Furthermore, do you believe that the issues of poverty, hunger, disease, lack of…

Planning for the future

This requires us to acquire the highest level of expertise in new and emerging technologies to be able to leapfrog into the future. We must also establish a clear roadmap…

Rising but lagging: female entrepreneurs

Despite experiencing some growth in the past three decades, female participation rates in Pakistan’s labour force lag behind regional averages. In the current LFS (2020-2021) female employment to population ratio…

Navigating the future

In the realm of technological advancement, Pakistan stands at the crossroads of innovation and opportunity. The evolving landscape of technology in the country presents challenges and promising prospects for future…

The future of our economy – Part III

Coming to the third structural reform: investment rates have lingered around 15 per cent of GDP in the last decade thus constraining the rate of growth. Savings rates are dismally…

The future of our economy – Part II

The short-term measures described in Part I will not have the desired effects unless the emphasis is shifted in our school system towards Science, Technology, Engineering, Creative Arts and Mathematics…

Future directions

As the floods sweep across much of Pakistan, they have highlighted the need for proper water management. It was in the 60s when President Ayub Khan built the Warsak, Mangla…

SEZs – investments for future

My experience with the Board of Investment (BoI) allowed me a deeper insight into not only the workings of the economy but the necessity of a consolidated long-term vision that…

Development of young entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is now extensively being promoted and focused in business courses in academia. This is a much required and imperative shift in the environment in most of the academic institutions.…

Debating Pakistan’s future

For decades enough has been said and written about how Pakistan has fallen far short of the ideals of a just and progressive society at peace with itself. A wide…