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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…

Real challenges and the political game

The formation of a new coalition government is unlikely to end the country’s political turmoil, but it does create an opening to address the many challenges currently faced by Pakistan.…

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…

The great Indian political circus: Part – I

There are many similarities between the economic situation that India faced in the early 1990s and the one Pakistan currently faces. Last year, I wrote a series of articles that…

How Erdogan is standing tall

The Western media which leads the world in dissemination of news has gone quiet after their projections of President Erdogan's defeat in the Turkish elections of May 14 did not…

Understanding judicial chaos

“Fear cuts deeper than swords” — George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones LIKE the Supreme Court of Pakistan, it is normal for the supreme courts of other countries to…

Understanding austerity

There is a general confusion in Pakistan, whereby austerity policies are taken as belt-tightening in terms of prioritising against less important expenditures or reduction in expenditures with regard to running…