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Resurrecting the obsolete

The Pakistan Merchant Marine Policy 2001 was the first-ever comprehensive marine policy of Pakistan. The policy aims to achieve growth linked with maritime economy. It provided a roadmap for a…

Realism Is Not Obsolete

Realism is not obsolete

Since the end of World War I, realism has broadly been viewed as an over-arching paradigm in the discipline of international relations. Many other theories like liberalism and constructivism have…

An Obsolete Agency

An obsolete agency

Do we need a Planning Commission (PC) in today’s world? In fact, do we really need a plan? Why should we plan and what? In today’s world, serious questions arise…

Modifying Obsolete Institutions

Modifying obsolete Institutions

Exponential experience is more relevant than cumulative experience. If cumulative experience is more relevant, than the way out would be simply to promote the more experienced in terms of years…

Reimagining governance

One of the frameworks that has been most influential in shaping my understanding of governance has been the Capability, Accountability and Responsiveness or CAR framework, developed in the early 2000s…

Myths about taxation

Do our esteemed finance minister, prime minister, policymakers at the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), and economic managers know why the tax-to-GDP ratio is significantly higher in developed countries compared…

Afghanistan without illusions

Pakistan’s understanding of its northwestern neighbour is beset with hubris and delusion masquerading as familiarity. The increasingly bold and bloody attacks on our soldiers and Pakistan’s response indicate that it…

How to solve the ‘bijli’ problem

Electricity draws incessant howls of outrage from Pakistanis. From industrialists to lifeline consumers, from plutocrats to labourers; everyone is unhappy. Pakistanis demand cheap and plentiful electricity – everywhere all at…