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The Ignored Social Sector

The ignored social sector

Despite all tall claims of politicians about working for the welfare of the people, it seems nothing has changed for regular citizens in decades. In fact, the situation is the…

Equity, Social Justice And The Social Sector

Equity, social justice and the social sector

The Finance Bill 2009, which gives effect to the financial proposals of the federal government for a year, is the government’s key instrument of fiscal policy and in many ways,…

The LSM sector

Large scale manufacturing (LSM) registered negative 0.52 (cumulative) July-January 2024 against negative 2.67 percent in the comparable period the year before though inexplicably LSM grew positively during the pandemic years…

Power sector and politically motivated vandalism!

The present sad state of the Pakistan’s Power Sector cannot be emphasized any further. Everyone, including the successive governments, understands the gravity of the situation but even then no correction…

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…

Social welfare for GB

VERY November, the people of Gilgit-Baltistan commemorate their freedom and accession to Pakistan. The Pakistani state actively promotes the region as the most beautiful part of the country, highlighting its…

Navigating FDI challenges in power sector

The latest investment setback suffered by the renewable energy sector in Pakistan is the unsuccessful endeavour to attract investors for a 600-megawatt solar power initiative in Muzaffargarh. Despite the provision…

Export sector: prohibitive energy costs

If the economy is to be stabilized, exports can no longer afford to pay for the energy sector’s failures and inefficiencies, and the government’s social obligations. Power tariffs in Pakistan…

Power sector blues!

The electricity users of Pakistan are up in arms. They have received highly inflated bills which, according to them, is not fair. This time around, the AJK consumers too have…

Capital suggestion: Informal sector

According to Pakistan's official Labour Force Survey, the informal sector employs nearly 75 per cent of the working-age population. This sector plays a pivotal role in providing income-generating opportunities for…