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Capital suggestion: Reko Diq’s rescue

How could a government – any government in the world – turn a hundred billion-dollar asset into an eleven billion-dollar liability? In 1993, BHP Billiton, an Australian mining company, engaged…

Why don’t we progress?

They say democracy is the best form of government. We have tried all forms of governments but the country failed to progress the way some other countries in the region…

NCC — Get the ball rolling

Textile is the mainstay of Pakistan exports, about 60% of the total in 2021-22. Pakistan’s share in global textile trade, however, has been declining. In order to protect and enhance…

‘Naya Pakistan’

Over the last three years Pakistan has changed, but perhaps not in the way we had hoped or expected. The change that has affected us the most has been the…

The Reko Diq matter

Pakistan ill-fatedly lost its multi-billion dollar, regarding probably the world’s largest copper-gold deposit, case in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in 2019 against Australia-based company, Tethyan…

Fortune diggers

Any episode that creates suspense and thrill quickly grabs public attention. People glue themselves to various types of news media to know what will happen next. In our case, Broadsheet…

Arbitration challenge

How does Pakistan perform in international courts of justice? The answer is: it doesn’t perform well. At least two cases strongly reflect successive Pakistani governments’ approach to global litigation. The…