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How to earn millions

For many people, living the dream is the ultimate measure of success. But for many, achieving enough to live the dream is just an elusive goal which seems to be…

Behind the leaks

As the scandal of leaked audio recordings continues to dominate the headlines in Pakistan, two critical questions demand answers: First, who is behind the release of these confidential conversations involving…

Time to invest n ESG

The global community is working to transform the world by implementing sustainable development goals (SDGs) to protect fundamental rights of the people, promote equality, social justice, eliminate poverty; ensure access…

Countering illicit financial flows

The illicit movement of funds is a global challenge, threatening domestic and international financial systems. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) has recently highlighted that the total…

Fatwas don’t work with terrorists

Pakistan’s establishment understands only too well why fatwas (religious edicts) against terrorism never work with terrorists. Its ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) partnered with America’s CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) to create the…

PSX – A platform for debt issuance and listing

Companies can raise capital, essentially, in two main ways: through equity listing on the stock exchange or through debt issuance, i.e. by issuance of bonds independently or on the stock…

Development and policies: Part – II

The writer holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK and works in Islamabad. In the first part of this series of articles we have discussed some basic policy…

Oil And Gas Sector: Reform, Restructuring

Oil and gas sector: reform, restructuring

Oil and gas (O&G) sector has defied reforms and restructuring for a long time now, despite a demand by the stakeholders and recommendations of others. Even the 18th Amendment could…