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‘The year of telecommunication’

Bell to Broadband is a Tale of Telecomm-unication. The beginning of modern telecommunications in the nineteenth century is marked by the invention of telephone by Alexander Graham Bell which initiated…

FDI: challenges and the way forward

An essential component of a robust and open economic system, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) serves as a crucial driver for development. In the case of Pakistan, it has been eagerly…

Can China help Pakistan?

With the new governments ready to assume duties both at the federal and provincial levels, all eyes are on significant challenges and immediate risks, which necessitate comprehensive scrutiny. These challenges…

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…

Capital suggestion: Growth strategy

The clock is ticking for Pakistan’s economic future. Decades of unrealized potential and missed opportunities cast a long shadow. Yet, Pakistan holds immense promise. Imagine harnessing the energy of a…

The PTA’s obfuscation

X (formerly Twitter) is officially blocked in Pakistan and finally there is proof. On March 20, 2024, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in response to petitions challenging the restriction on…

Violations of privacy rights

Pakistan not only faces economic and political challenges but has also to contend with multiple pressing issues highlighting the complexities of country’s socio-political topography and diverse array of obstacles it…

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…