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Political stability

Economic growth depends on three things: accumulation of capital, human resources and technological advancement. Capital – including foreign direct investment (FDI) – accumulates where there’s political stability. FDI brings in…

Political and social matters

At the moment our country is witnessing a bloodbath, and when the rulers are questioned as to why this is happening and why they don’t do anything to stop it,…

Libya in crisis as militias hold state hostage

The Libyan militiamen who have besieged two ministries in Tripoli for more than a week appear determined to press their protests to squeeze more concessions from the government, analysts say.…

Remembering Dr Aijaz Ahmad

There was a time in the second half of the 20th century when the communist ideology was in ascendance and Marxism was a favourite staple of thought for college and…

A man of tolerance

Numerous websites of different organizations, operating from India and other countries, reflect that the name of ancient Hindu philosopher Kautilya Chanakya, who was born in present-day Pakistan, is still alive…

No, not like Sri Lanka

Beyond the turbulence that is raging in the political arena, it is the economic meltdown that tugs at our heartstrings. Constantly, fears are being expressed that we could be another…

Seventy-five years of education: Part – I

As Pakistan celebrates its platinum jubilee at 75, it is time to take stock of the country’s achievements and losses in various fields. A country can measure its progress in…