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Wanted: A Real People’s Party

Wanted: a real people’s party

It would be hard to find citizens in Pakistan or India who believe their governments really care for the people. The Nobel laureate, Amartya Sen, has repeatedly termed India a…

The Making Of An Asian Tiger

The making of an Asian tiger

The remarkable economic success of the ‘Asian Tigers’ (South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong) has long fascinated the world, Asia in particular. The Asian Tigers resurfaced during the May…

Public Sector Revamp

Public sector revamp

To its credit, the government has moved relatively fast on two important fronts: one, putting in place a credible, long-term plan for the resolution of the energy crisis; and two,…

A ‘made-in-China’ Solution?

A ‘made-in-China’ solution?

Balochistan’s dormant conflict was triggered by the exploitative nature of the multi-billion mega projects introduced by Musharraf. The general signed off on the Gwadar Port project and gave away the…

Countering The Insurgency

Countering the insurgency

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan`s recent decision to withdraw the offer of peace talks with the incoming government may not alter the PML-N and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf`s position. The two parties have advocated…

The Only Caveat

The only caveat

The UNDP’s Human Development Report 2013, ‘The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World’ is a vindication of the assertion that the future of world economic growth…

The Worst Era Ever?

The worst era ever?

The last PPP government is frequently termed as Pakistan’s worst. Some use such assessments to merely lambast the PPP. Others argue that incompetence was so extraordinary that it proves that…

More Of The Same

More of the same

Last year, former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf declared 2013 as the year of the rights of the child in Pakistan. Unfortunately, the PPP-led government couldn’t take any tangible steps…