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Social media blackouts

Pakistan has long touted its ambitions to improve its citizens’ quality of life and economic well-being through digital transformation. This includes initiatives such as Digital Pakistan, or the more recent…

Important climate finance issues at COP28

The world is faced with not only the existential threat of climate change crisis, but the impact it is producing in terms of creating a situation of polycrisis, which requires…

Reconceptualization of labour issues

In the plethora of news stories and talk shows about the arrest of Imran Khan and related violence, there was hardly any mention of some real issues that the working…

The other side of social media

The importance of social media cannot be denied in the contemporary world; it has become an important part of an individual’s life, and helps in the exchange of ideas globally.The…

Social dimensions and IMF deals

Political economists believe that economic growth is important, but it alone cannot help reduce poverty and inequality, marring prosperity, unless the right choices and unbiased selection of priorities are made…

Domestic foreign policy issues

A country’s leadership is supposed to serve its economic and security interests, advance people’s wellbeing, and respond to their aspirations for progress. These objectives are achieved with a combination of…

NSP and social cohesion

PAKISTAN is perhaps the first South Asian country which has now a comprehensive national security doctrine in documented form. The country’s friends and foes can interpret it in their own…

Serious issues in WB’s doing business report

The World Bank should no longer publish its Doing Business index, owing to its flawed design and vulnerability to manipulation. The Bank also owes the developing world an apology for…

Financing social protection without incurring debt

Expenditure on social protection will lead to accumulation of debt if not financed through revenues, grants or donations. A part of expenditure on social protection can easily be financed through…