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The education crisis

The Prime Minister has rightly lamented recently on the lack of access to education of children generally and especially from poor families or those resident in the backward areas of…

What does 24th IMF programme mean?

It has been argued by many political and economic analysts that the 24th IMF programme could usher in a tsunami of inflation in the country with severe political and social…

Rethinking strategic assets

The term ‘strategic’ is mostly used in military connotations, although its literal meaning translates into key or crucial. Oxford English Dictionary describes it as “a plan of action or policy…

Remembering Rooplo Kolhi

In Pakistan, history textbooks are not inclusive in the sense that they seldom mention non-Muslim freedom fighters. It seems that the writers of the books the country’s education departments approve…

Pakistan falls in human development

The global Human Development Report of 2023-24 has been released recently by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) from New York. Since 1990, this report has been presenting rankings of…

Wheat crisis

Agrarian economy of Pakistan employs a large workforce and considered vital from a social, livelihood and foreign exchange perspective. Agriculture’s share in total GDP in the fiscal year (FY) 2021-22,…

The World Bank says it all

That the growing political uncertainty and institutional imbalances are adversely affecting the country’s perception is a fact. This time it is no other than the World Bank, which has been…

Will the power sector ever deliver?—II

After explaining the issues with policy and plan, governance and management of the PSCEs, it is important to explain about the operational management — especially of the Discos, which is…