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Crisis of public trust

Effective governance is a key factor for establishing public trust for any political democratic dispensation and governments ensure it through effective delivery systems. In Pakistan, we have witnessed erosion of…

Rating agencies and Pakistan’s response

There are three major international credit rating agencies providing investors information about bond and debt instruments and sovereign debt - Fitch, Moody’s Investor Services and Standard and Poor - which…

Public debt distress

The unprecedented fiscal firepower used to protect the vulnerable from the harsh socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting economic contraction have pushed the average government debt level…

Public transit dream gone sour

FIVE years since field work was initiated in February 2016, the struggle continues to make operational only the Green Line of the Karachi BRT project (now called the Trans Karachi…

Public choices

GOING by talk shows, it seems there is little common ground when it comes to debating politics. However, those that matter in the corridors of politics and power have the…

Will health tax undermine public health?

Ever since the PTI government took charge, severe reservations have been raised on their pre-election rhetoric of broadening the tax base rather than further taxing the current taxpayers however, post-elections…

A Public Health Issue

A public health issue

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA, each year, 1.7 million to 2.2 million persons die from waterborne diseases; one billion episodes of gastroenteritis and other infections…

Bangladesh: The People’s Republic?

Bangladesh: the people’s republic?

Mockery, death of democracy, dictatorship, authoritarianism – these are amongst a plenitude of other terms that have been used to describe the 11th. parliamentary election in Bangladesh which took place…

Bigotry Prevails, Republic Fails

Bigotry prevails, republic fails

The federal government, initially with the facilitation of the Punjab government and finally with the arbitration of the military leadership, has – by agreeing to the November 27 accord exactly…