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Institution building

AMIDST the din of the Kashmir crisis and the economy, there is little space for anything else, including the bureaucracy. That the bureaucracy is not working is something everyone agrees…

Removing institutional impediments

The past few days have witnessed some encouraging positive developments on the country’s financial front providing the much-needed respite for economy and businesses, deeply marred by uncertainty and pessimistic sentiments.…

Rebuilding the state

The inauguration of Justice Qazi Faez Isa as the new chief justice of Pakistan has brought hope to some – and inevitably dismay to others. It is true that Chief…

Energy efficiency n buildings

During the last week of August 2023, people were taken aback when they received their electricity bills. Even those consuming an average of 200 units per month were shocked by the increased amounts on their bills.…

Building back global trade

Ever since May 2023, when the 14-member Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) reached an agreement on strengthening the resilience of global supply chains — a crucial aspect of the framework’s second…

Building back Pakistan

Pakistan is a victim of devastating climate-led disasters like glacier melt, droughts, floods, heatwaves, smog, etc. The 2022 floods were one of the worst disasters in the history of Pakistan,…

Rebuilding relations

As geopolitical realities continue to take a more tangible shape, the US-China rivalry is becoming a pronounced feature of the existing international order. For all practical purposes, the current state…

Institutionalising minority rights

Pakistan has been facing severe criticism by the international community for many decades now due to the overall atmosphere of intolerance and systematic persecution meted out to its religious minorities.…