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Crisis of public trust

Effective governance is a key factor for establishing public trust for any political democratic dispensation and governments ensure it through effective delivery systems. In Pakistan, we have witnessed erosion of…

Resolving plastic waste crisis in Pakistan

Pakistan generates over 3.3 million tons of plastic waste annually, most of which ends up in landfills, dumped illegally, or litter the countryside and waterways. This problem is expected to…

SIFC: where vision meets action

The unveiling of SIFC (Special Investment Facilitation Council) marks the Government of Pakistan’s comprehensive ‘Economic Revival Plan’ in response to the economic challenges faced by the country. The SIFC was…

Prioritising sustainable, small-scale farming

Evolution is natural ongoing phenomena since day one and there is a famous phrase of philosophers and scientists believes that “THE LAW OF CHANGE CANNOT BE CHANGED”. Having this universal…

Crisis to crisis

SINCE its inception, Pakistan has lurched from crisis to crisis. The poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz was once asked what the future held in store for the country. He is said…

A divisive frame of mind

Would you rather have someone pick your pocket with their left or their right hand? Would you prefer to get robbed facing the business end of a small handgun or…

Rising energy tariffs, sinking economy

Unless power tariffs for industrial consumers are rationalized immediately, economic catastrophe is imminent. Pakistan faces a situation akin to the “boiling frog” metaphor, where the gradual increase in energy tariffs…

Higher education delegation from UK visits Pakistan

The delegation of leading UK universities, education champions and experts led by the UK Government’s International Education Champion, Sir Steve Smith, has embarked on a five-day visit to Pakistan. This…

The education crisis

The Prime Minister has rightly lamented recently on the lack of access to education of children generally and especially from poor families or those resident in the backward areas of…