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Consumer interest losing to producer interest?

Producer and consumer interests do not have to be antagonistic forces, one at the cost of the other. In fact, successful societies seek a convergence of the two. Efficient producers…

Books Of General Interest

Books of general interest

Last week I met Prof Dr Munir Cheema, a doctor and human being par excellence. He is related to my dear friend, Sajjad Cheema, son of the famous Justice Muhamad…

Interesting Times?

Interesting times?

Last week was an eventful week for Pakistan. Much good and bad happened. The country experienced political turbulence of a different nature. This time PTI opted to escalate its four…

Traitors And National Interest

Traitors and national interest

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them,” Albert Einstein had argued. The ruckus kicked up by indignant patriots after the assassination attempt…

PBS needs a makeover

Policymaking at all levels of government requires precise, timely and accurate statistics to achieve various targets such as growth rates, government spending, or interest rate setting. Data and information gaps,…

Caretakers and a trembling economy

Elections are the backbone of a strong democratic process. Free and fair elections and a smooth transfer of power form the basis of a stable democracy in any country. In…

Economic impact and relief package

The Coronavirus has already spread to 199 countries. The worst hit countries have been the EU countries, the US, China and Iran. The consequences are that normal economic activity, both…