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AI: utopia or dystopia?

The eerie scenes from the ‘Terminator’ movie franchise, where ruthless machines rule a post-apocalyptic world, have long captured our imagination. In the realm of science fiction, movie franchise has intrigued…

PIA privatisation

As Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (PIA) faces the prospect of privatization, it is imperative to examine global precedents for lessons and cautionary caveats. The privatization wave that swept across the…

Capital suggestion: Privatizing PIA

There isn't a company like Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) – anywhere in the world. There isn’t a company that has accumulated liabilities of Rs830 billion and total assets of Rs171…

Fallacious utopia

As the country witnessed a rather emotional return of the bastion of the House of Sharif, a pressing question remains regarding the future outlook of leaders to come. While the…

Ethiopia overview

The inclusion of Ethiopia in BRICS, an informal group of emerging world economies comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, is a pleasant surprise because the African country's extreme…

PIA to go under the hammer

The last leg of the incumbent government witnessed numerous policy decisions and legislations - one of them is the inclusion of the top loss-making public-sector entity, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), in…

Economic dystopia incentivized

Can you guess what country has the world’s worst financial inclusion statistics? It is Pakistan. With 115 million unbanked adults (adults with neither a bank account, nor a mobile money…

The utopia of elections

Pakistan is facing a three-pronged attack of political instability, economic meltdown and renewed terror insurgency in an election year. This is proving to be a lethal cocktail. All three streams…

Conflict in Ethiopia

The unfolding Russian assault on Ukraine is pushing other global conflicts into the shadows, but the latter keep festering nonetheless. Some of these will also have important geostrategic consequences. One…