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The privatization enigma

PM Shehbaz Sharif has ordered the authorities concerned to expedite the privatization process of our national airline, PIA. This is not a new story, though. The privatization of loss-makers like…

Time for stocktaking

PAKISTAN’S per capita carbon emissions have been declining, mainly due to the country’s rapidly increasing population and decreasing economic growth rate. The population has exceeded 246 million, according to the…

Reviewing Pakistan’s climate action

It is gratifying to see that the National Security Dialogue, which has emerged as an important national security forum, will address the existential threat of climate change at its third…

The ‘tameer’ of leadership

I wanted to write this week’s column on the amazing story of Tameer Bank as narrated in a new book by Nadeem Hussain, who was the founder and CEO of…

Our domestic violence dilemma

Against the backdrop of Pakistan’s chaotic political climate that depicts the nation’s political leaders playing a game of musical chairs – while exhibiting a sense of misplaced bravado – Pakistani…

How a bank was born

Pakistan has been passing through difficult times in its recent history. The polycrisis originating from political and economic uncertainties has engulfed the country and its people. To counter the commentators…

From Sharm el-Sheikh to Geneva

Pakistan initiated brilliant climate diplomacy at the 27th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from November 6-20, 2022. This diplomacy…

‘Minorities’ and their rights

Talking about minority rights is essentially an attempt to change the world for future generations; how societies treat their minorities often reflects their ideals for the future. We can mimic…