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The legendary Khushwant Singh

February 2 marks the birth anniversary of Khushwant Singh, a literary personality of our region, who was born 108 years ago in the village of Hadali, Punjab in present-day Pakistan.…

Austerity: truly misunderstood

Certain policy areas are less well understood. Austerity is one of them. Austerity comes from the Latin word ‘austerus’, meaning harshness. Austerity has grown from a policy of rationing and…

Digital inclusion

The early years of the coronavirus pandemic brought so many changes to our lifestyle, including the way we conduct businesses. During the first two tumultuous years of this natural catastrophe,…

Travesty of justice

The traditional council, or ‘jirga’, is known by different names in different languages in Pakistan – ‘faislo’ in Sindh and ‘panchayat’ in Punjab. The word ‘jirga’ is derived from the…

Burning down the house

A stitch in time saves nine. In the case of our economy, we do not like stitches. We deliberate whether a stitch is even required, or what if we don’t…