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Strengthening dynasties

Dynastic politics is not a new phenomenon in our politics. Political dynasties are well entrenched in our political system. But Pakistan is not the only country in South Asia which…

What have the floods taught us?

“Allah was angry with us when the rain came” – this was the response by most people under the wrath of the catastrophic floods this monsoon season. The extent of…

Learning from catastrophes

Monsoon rains and floods continue to wreak havoc across the country. More than 1,000 lives have been lost and over 1,500 people wounded in the calamity that saw the destruction…

Business gaps

Pakistan has been gradually reducing the regulatory requirements for businesses operating in various geographical jurisdictions. Still there is plenty of room for improvement in this regard. Anecdotally, the lack of…

Fund’s return to austerity

Keeping in view the export orders in hand, Abdul Razzak Dawood, Advisor to the PM on Commerce and Industries, has claimed in a recent newspaper interview that Pakistan’s exports will…

Beginning of the end?

The ruling party has been decimated in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa local bodies elections. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the prime minister has acknowledged the reality –…

Resource-rich

Pakistan has the fourth largest irrigated land area in the world (after China, India and the United States). Pakistan is the fourth largest cotton producer in the world. We are…

Cantonment elections

Although cantonment elections represent a small fraction of the electorate in the country, their results still help understand political trends. This election exercise is better than most surveys to feel…