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RCET indispensable for export-led growth?

Textile exports reached $ 11.35 billion in the 9MFY21 from $ 10.41 billion over the corresponding months of last year, showing a growth of 9.06 percent. This year, a record…

Anatomisation of power tariff

Power Sector as a whole and specifically the electricity tariff is under discussion every day. All and sundry are challenging the validity and veracity of DISCO billing as being patently…

Exports collapsing under power sector burden

The fundamental premise upon which the foundations of modern-day economics stand is that resources are finite and therefore must be allocated to their most productive use. However, our policymakers’ erroneous…

Setting the record straight

In FY23, textile exports plunged by $2.8 billion (15% decline) compared to FY22, derailing positive developments achieved over the last two years. This decline, along with a provisional 13% decrease…

This is a time of deep introspection

Pakistan is spiraling into abject poverty and is slipping further into the abyss. The World Bank (WB) reports that over the last three years, real incomes have declined at a…

Future at stake: deindustrialization–II

The analysis presented in the first part (carried by the newspaper on Wednesday) of this two-part series of article can be granulated to capture the trends in Punjab. The province…

Textile industry: water management

Unsustainable industrial water consumption has become a massive environmental sustainability challenge. Discharge of untreated wastewater, lack of water-efficient technologies, and absence of recycling and reuse techniques are significant contributors to…