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Amidst the what, how, when to privatize

As airline privatization began in the late 20th century, the airline industry historically subject to strict control by nation-states for security and industrial policy reasons underwent an overhaul of the regulatory…

Amidst the what, how, when to privatize

As airline privatization began in the late 20th century, the airline industry historically subject to strict control by nation-states for security and industrial policy reasons underwent an overhaul of the regulatory…

Illicit trade in tobacco products — II

19.1 percent of Pakistani population, which includes 31.8 percent of men and 5.8 percent of women, consume tobacco in one form or the other. Among these tobacco consumers, 9.6 percent…

Don’t sell family silver to foreigners

During the current year, two RLNG power plants, SME Bank, Services International Hotel, Jinnah Convention Centre, Islamabad and 27 other state-owned properties are being planned to be privatized. However, before…

World on a pause

Rushed. Speed of light. Sprinting. Marathon. Racing ahead. These are some of the oft-repeated descriptors of today’s business and life. Life was spinning past. Business is moving fervently. Products were…

Healing Healthcare

Healing healthcare

Honesty, credibility, accountability, sincerity, modesty, rationality, creativity and commitment are some of the characteristics of a nation poised to rise. History shows that in the past Muslims were far better…

Whose Fault?

Whose fault?

This month, a 60-year-old woman with chest pain, after being shunted around Lahore’s three major city hospitals, died on the corridor floor of Jinnah hospital. Death is an event of…

Pakistan’s Strategic Ally Versus US?

Pakistan’s strategic ally versus US?

China, there is almost a countrywide consensus in Pakistan, is an all weather friend while we continue to try to sustain an increasingly fractious transactional relationship with the United States.…

Pakistan’s Healthcare Crisis

Pakistan’s healthcare crisis

In Pakistan, the most important aspect of well-being is also the most neglected. In its 70-year history, Pakistan’s successive governments — civil and military — have not made health a…

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