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There’s need to focus on economy

Breaking a two-week impasse following elections, Pakistan’s political power-brokers, after extensive negotiations, have reached an agreement to form a new coalition government with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to lead the centre supported by…

Economy on a knife-edge after election

With ballot-box rigging, arbitrary arrests, politicization of the judiciary, media censorship, and endless internet blackouts, democracy has become a distant memory in Pakistan. The elections held on February 8, after…

PTI’s ‘White Paper’ on economy

A couple of days ago, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) presented ‘White Paper’ at a seminar on the economy, which indeed is in perilous situation. A number of policy-makers from PTI’s time…

West Bank economy in tatters as Gaza war rages

In the occupied West Bank, Hafeth Ghazawneh waits in quiet frustration for customers to visit his falafel stall, which has been deserted since the October 7 Hamas attacks in Israel.…