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The AJK curtain-raiser

I fear the recent unrest in AJK was not an isolated affair, nor does the delayed Rs35bn sweetener mean the end of it. In fact, this was just a curtain-raiser,…

Entertainment or jingoism?

Anti-Pakistan propaganda remains a recurrent theme in numerous Bollywood movies. Movies such as ‘Border’, ‘LoC Kargil’, ‘Raazi’, and ‘Uri’ carry an anti-Pakistan perspective as a central theme to the plot.…

Uncertain budgetary outcome in 2023-24

The outcome numbers on the fiscal operations for the first three quarters of 2023-24 have been released recently by the Federal Ministry of Finance. The annual budget deficit agreed with…

Global conflicts, economic uncertainties

2024 emerged as a comparatively optimistic period in contrast to the challenging preceding years marked by Covid-19 pandemic. In its aftermath, global economy faced significant upheavals, with numerous businesses shutting…

Data-driven developmentDr Murtaza Khuhro

The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) stands as the principal government agency responsible for collecting and disseminating statistical data across various economic, social, and demographic dimensions within Pakistan. Given its…