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Anatomisation of power tariff

Power Sector as a whole and specifically the electricity tariff is under discussion every day. All and sundry are challenging the validity and veracity of DISCO billing as being patently…

Anatomy of ‘Debt Management Strategy’

Pakistan’s persistent fiscal imbalance has cast a negative shadow on the overall economic scenario. Unless significant and enduring fiscal reforms are initiated and implemented with full vigour, the likelihood of…

The population denominator

Earlier this month, on July 11, the world commemorated World Population Day. To mark the occasion, the Supreme Court hosted a conference to underscore the importance of population as a…

Anatomy of a protest

No sane person can condone the violence and arson attacks that rocked Pakistan in reaction to former prime minister Imran Khan’s arrest on May 9, 2023. These acts of vandalism…

Finland joins Nato

Finland recently joining Nato may have created a ripple of excitement among warmongers sitting in the power corridors of London, Paris and Washington but it also seems to have pushed…

Anatomy of a conflict

The current tug-of-war between the executive/parliament and the judiciary may be seen from two perspectives: one, as a morbid manifestation of a crumbling social order in which the key norms…

An anatomy of paralysis

Pakistan’s politics has assumed the form of a circular movement which keeps coming back to the starting point after exhausting all possible forms of abuse and invective. There is nothing…

Anatomy of hate

Unlike other countries, where democracy is functional and state institutions are run by visionary leaders, politics in Pakistan thrives on hate and negativity. Political leaders in Pakistan, with little exceptions,…