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Hospitality and tourism in GB

Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) has become the hub of private investment in the hospitality industry with the growth in tourism in recent years. The thriving tourism is a boon as long as…

40 years of Pakistani hospitality

Welcome to the unwelcomed is the lost spirit of giving refuge to the displaced. Consider a lost soul- they are those who are runaways, those who are strangers, those who…

Karachi by the sea

Karachi is home to two of the busiest ports of Pakistan, the Karachi Port and Port Qasim, it is also the largest city of Pakistan with a population of roughly…

Social media blackouts

Pakistan has long touted its ambitions to improve its citizens’ quality of life and economic well-being through digital transformation. This includes initiatives such as Digital Pakistan, or the more recent…

No longer the periphery

OVER recent decades, in social and political theory, the notions of ‘core’ or centre, and ‘periphery’ have been challenged and completely upended. In earlier social science, especially under the hegemony…

Happy workers

RESEARCH shows a causal link between happy workers and an increase — 13 per cent — in productivity, while unhappiness at work costs the world $8.8 trillion. According to a…

A saffron rebirth

MODERN India’s founding father M.K. Gandhi was shot on Jan 30, 1948, by Nathuram Godse, a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s secular India died on…

‘Darshan’ for tourism

When we travel, we either discover America or succeed in finding ourselves. This is a lesson good enough for any country’s foreign policy, tourism policy and even economic policy. A…