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Singaporean model

THE Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew is a fascinating book on the rise of that country. The phenomenal rise impressed the Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping so much that…

Learning From Singapore

Learning from Singapore

Pakistan is in a dire economic state, brought to its knees by successive governments that have looted and plundered freely while the powerful dacoits go unpunished. A weak legal system…

Ending exploitation

In the poshest areas of Pakistan’s cities stand large houses, with marbled pillars and floors studded with elaborate mosaics. But the beautiful facades of these homes conceal a reality that…

Education emergency

Pakistan is a potentially very rich country – far richer than Korea, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany and many others. This is because it is a country with 220 million people,…

Courts for businesses

The World Bank’s Doing Business Report (2019) ranked Pakistan at 156 out of 190 economies on the ‘enforcing contracts’ indicator, based on the cost and quality of judicial processes, and…

Political stability

Political stability in China pulled out 850 million Chinese out of poverty where the percentage of Chinese living in extreme poverty fell from 88 percent to 1.85 percent. Political stability…

Change and revolutions

Part - I  In his recent episode of call-receiving from the public, PM Imran Khan uttered a couple of unsavoury remarks. His ideas about what causes rape, and how obscenity…

Festival of flowers

Every year on April 8, the birthday of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha has been celebrated throughout Japan. Also known as Kanbutsu-e or Hana Matsuri (the festival of flowers), it is celebrated…