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New Power Structures

New power structures

On February 5, US President Donald Trump finally delivered his State of the Union speech to a packed house in Congress. The speech had been delayed by a week since…

It’s a tech-powered world

In my previous articles, I have emphasized the importance for Pakistan to change tracks and focus on the manufacture and export of high-tech (high value-added) goods to improve its economy.…

AI-powered learning

The time has come to revolutionize our education system by replacing traditional school, college, university and Ph.D. programs with a more modern, skill-focused approach driven by artificial intelligence, virtual technology,…

Circular history of power sector

The presently beleaguered Power Sector is being assailed by its generalist governors. Conveniently forgetting that they are the problem, they are offering solutions by a dozen now – in all…

Empower the local

Pakistan has seldom enjoyed a fully functional local government system. In most cases, military dictators were more interested in installing a local-bodies mechanism that could serve their own nefarious designs…

Power sector reforms: lessons from Turkey

Pakistan embarked upon a series of reforms in the power sector in the 1990s, more or less around the same time as Turkey. In Pakistan, these reforms started with the…