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Reviving agricultural growth: Part – VI

Pakistan will have to develop a unified market linking the farms to retail outlets covering the full supply chain particularly in high-value commodities. Corporate investment and competition in on-farm storage,…

Back to governance

DESPITE sporadic agitational activity by the opposition, Prime Minister Imran Khan has enough political space to consider acting on a number of fronts to repurpose his government. His government has…

Short-, medium-term economic challenges – IV

We now discuss whether there is an excess capacity in the sector and what kind of challenges in transmission and distribution system are currently faced. We also address the subject…

No Substitute For Economic Growth

No substitute for economic growth

There is no substitute for economic growth. Can you guess how many years it has been since Pakistan’s economy grew at a higher rate than India’s? It was all the…

The bigot brigade

WHAT has followed Aasia Bibi’s acquittal should not surprise anyone. The stick-wielding hordes that once again seek to paralyse the functioning of our cities, the incendiary rhetoric of their leaders,…

Economic Reforms: Part – XXVII

Economic reforms: Part – XXVII

A key objective of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) was to reduce poverty, as measured by income or through other proxies of welfare. Even though, for the greater part…

Changing Times

Changing times

Just a few months ago, Pakistan was facing the prospect of international isolation. India had scuttled the Saarc summit, and the world was slamming Pakistan for its terrorism record. Only…

Too Late, Yet Welcome

Too late, yet welcome

Is Pakistan experiencing a whiff of educational opening up and acknowledgement of its soft power potential? Or is it too naive or early to say so: after all, one swallow…

Shock Therapy?

Shock therapy?

As the marathon quadrennial circus in the US drew to a close last week, most people expected to hear a monumental sigh of relief as the curtain came down. Instead,…

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