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‘I-5 Group’

‘I-5 Group’

Pakistan possesses all the basic ingredients essential for becoming a global hub for Islamic banking and finance. The biggest advantage that Pakistan has over its competitors in Islamic banking and…

A Nation’s Debt

A nation’s debt

The prime minister, in his address to the nation, expressed his concern about the rising debt of the country. His concern was right because high and rising debt constitutes a…

Power And US Policy

Power and US policy

The Egyptian crisis and wider turmoil in the Middle East has intensified the debate in America and beyond about how Washington should respond to the turbulent turn of events in…

Gender Equality And Prosperity

Gender equality and prosperity

Imagine if two-thirds of the UK could not read. The impact would be immense – not just on people, but also on productivity, competitiveness, culture and society. Yet in Pakistan,…

Merit Vs Quotas

Merit vs quotas

Economists, as a rule, do not like quota systems. They view all kinds of quotas – import quota, export quota or any other sort of quota used for the rationing…

A Lethal Nexus

A lethal nexus

It is time to note the voice of anguish and desperation of senior police commanders. “The more serious problem in Pakistan is that the terrorists and insurgents are getting aligned…

The Path Is Through The Village

The path is through the village

The rural landscape in Pakistan has witnessed profound economic changes since the Green Revolution of the 1960s. Consequently, most of the traditional village occupations became redundant due to fast-paced socio-economic…

The Internal Crisis

The internal crisis

The annual survey of ‘failed states’ covering 2012 has just appeared in Foreign Policy. Using data on elements such as ‘demographic pressures’, ‘refugees’, ‘public services’, ‘economic decline’, ‘factionalised elites’, ‘security…

So The PM Sang

So the PM sang

During the election campaign – and immediately after – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had repeatedly stated that proper management of the economy would be the top priority of his government.…

Need For Shared Goals

Need for shared goals

Peace within Afghanistan could largely depend on how regional states view their geo-strategic and geo-economic interests in the country in the backdrop of the 2014 withdrawal. This is borne out…