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The treasure of skills

The national skill strategy is aimed at providing a way in which the public and private sectors will implement training for skill development in various ways. This will lead to…

Building high-tech industries

Pakistan’s development strategy should be primarily focused on the manufacture and export of high-tech goods. Therein lies our salvation. Knowledge today is the single biggest power engine for the sustainable…

Future tech: promise against poverty

Do you anticipate the technological landscape changing significantly, in ways that are currently unpredictable, by December 2025? Furthermore, do you believe that the issues of poverty, hunger, disease, lack of…

2024: Rocky road ahead

THE most challenging year in recent memory has closed with some indicators prognosticating a nascent economic rejuvenation of sorts. So, what lies in store in 2024? Are the gloomy days…

Data revolution for SDGs

Last month, I attended two workshops organized by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on user-producer dialogue to sense data needs and calibrate with statistical products – a commendable step…

Invisible women

The recently released UNDP 2023 Gender Social Norms Index (GSNI) reveals the shocking persistence of gender biases globally. The index tracks people’s attitudes towards women across four dimensions – political,…

IMF review & state of economy

I expect an agreement on the review to come within this week, so, any day now. I can say that Pakistani authorities, the Minister of Finance, they deserve credit for…