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Ending hopium—II

SIFC (Special Investment Facilitation Council) and the last Caretaker Government had taken the elephant steps on fertilizer, HEC and tube-well electricity subsidy, phased closure of BISP (Benazir Income Support Programme)…

Urgent action needed

Based on the current rate of progress in Asia and the Pacific, the Sustainable Development Goals will only be achieved by 2062 –a sobering reminder of how much work remains.…

‘Economic wars’ and national strength

The seventh annual edition of the ThinkFest literary event was held in Lahore this past weekend. Dr Yaqoob Bangash – whose day job as a historian makes him especially sensitive…

Sartaj Aziz 1929-2024

Jinnah’s Pakistan died last week. His name was Sartaj Aziz. Rather than using my own words to capture just how central a figure Sartaj Aziz was to the idea of…