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Israel holds Palestinian economy captive

The Israeli war in Gaza is speeding up Israel’s “annexation” of the Palestinian economy, say analysts, who argue it has been hobbled for decades by agreements that followed the Oslo…

Myths about taxation

Do our esteemed finance minister, prime minister, policymakers at the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), and economic managers know why the tax-to-GDP ratio is significantly higher in developed countries compared…

The pursuit of uniformity

There once was a national university, let’s call it the National University of Technology (NUT) located in Metropabad, a major city of a developing nation. Metropabad was a sought-after place…

Pakistan & ESG implementation

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) values act as the guiding principle for a corporate sector’s obligation to the environment and community. For the responsible investors, ESG criteria is a litmus…

Elections and elitism

As the nation gears up for national elections, the question that dominates media and political discourse is: which party will carry the day? Will it be the current favourites –…

The elephant in the COP28 room

As the gavel struck, finalizing the 21-page deal at the COP28 summit in Dubai, a wave of mixed emotions swept across the faces of delegates. It was a moment of…