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Power sector and politically motivated vandalism!

The present sad state of the Pakistan’s Power Sector cannot be emphasized any further. Everyone, including the successive governments, understands the gravity of the situation but even then no correction…

Economic impasse and political instability

The economic challenges of Pakistan are appallingly enduring, and unless we effectively address fiscal discipline issues, expand our tax base, and eliminate resource wastage, the country’s economic stagnation is likely…

Political turbulence has affected FDI inflows

Given its brittle balance of payments position and urgent need to boost industrial production, Pakistan must progressively increase its mobilization of foreign resources; and that is not just an argument!…

Dissolving a political party

The dissolution of the National Awami Party (NAP) in 1975 followed months of degradation of the party and its leadership in the mass media. This was a party in power,…

A political obituary

It is widely believed that the Sharif brothers were a creation of the establishment, brought into politics to counter the Pakistan People’s Party in Punjab. The Sharifs received much patronage…

Negotiating with banned entities

Recently, the government of Pakistan made a lot of waves in both the national and international media over its two recent announcements – the revocation of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan's (TLP)…

Political polarization

Somalia is in a political crisis. For the first time in the country’s recent history, the four-year mandate of Parliament and the executive has expired without the selection – or…

Political morality

THERE’S no denying the economic collapse under the PTI, or the capitulation of all parties that squandered the opportunity for a democratic corrective by passing the amendment to the Army…

Our State Entities

Our state entities

“One of the more pleasurable sins of economic planners,” Mahbubul Haq wrote in 1973, “is their addiction to economic fashions”. This applies to our deeply ingrained tendency to escape the…