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Surviving surveillance capitalism

The shift from the labour-driven Industrial Revolution of the 16th century to the data-centric revolution of the 21st century marks a transformation where private data is meticulously monitored and analyzed…

Fixing energy to fix growth

Pakistan is stuck in a low-growth trap. Consumption makes up almost 100 per cent of GDP, largely financed by imports, while the investment-to-GDP ratio continues to hover around 12 per…

Achieving food security

The COP28 UAE Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Actions represents a significant milestone in global climate negotiations. This declaration acknowledges the interconnection between climate change and…

Waiting for Ramazan

The holy month of Ramazan is just around the corner. It is a month of piety and sharing and gives the well-to-do a chance to share their good fortune with…

Child kidnapping

The most heinous crime you can think of is kidnapping a child. With just one act, that for the kidnapper is nothing more than a step towards making some easy…

FBR: Dwindling tax collection

Pakistan has one of the world’s lowest tax ratios, stemming from five main weaknesses: complexity, a narrow tax base, low compliance, inefficient tax administration, and low and declining provincial tax…

FBR restructuring: a recipe for disaster–I

While briefing the Senate Committee on Finance, Chairman FBR confirmed that the proposed restructuring of FBR involved parcelling it out into four boards, two separate ones for Customs and Inland…

Protecting foreign investment

Foreign investment plays a significant role in the economic development of a country as it boosts economic growth, supplements domestic savings and investments. It often leads to the establishment or…