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The Ban On Fun

The ban on fun

When we are being hit by a wave of terrorist attacks, what does the government do? Why, send the cops chasing after kite-flying kids and enforcing the ban on Valentine’s…

Growth Vs Development

Growth vs development

Is there a difference between economic growth and development? Can the size of an economy grow manifold, without a corresponding improvement in its development indicators or in the socio-economic outcomes…

Issues In Judicial Reform

Issues in judicial reform

The celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Lahore High Court offered a good opportunity for discussions on ways to strengthen the judicial system so that it could better guarantee…

A Vision Of Connectivity

A vision of connectivity

President Donald Trump of the US has shaken the geopolitical landscape of the world in such a way that many nations are struggling to adjust. At present, world politics are…

Trump’s Reckless Peace Plan

Trump’s reckless peace plan

Holding good on his campaign promises in the very first week of his presidency, Donald Trump has issued a clutch of executive orders involving controversial issues, including building of the…

PM At Davos

PM at Davos

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended the Davos moot, the World Economic Forum, again this year. And not surprisingly one of the speakers at the Forum, Mark Pieth, Swiss anti-corruption expert…

Dilemma of development

“Borrowed notions of development at times distort the essence of [the] local wisdom of social transformation”. This was elegantly articulated by a development worker in Chitral recently during a roundtable…

Let’s Bare Our Soul

Let’s bare our soul

Let us do this. Let us bare our soul – even if for a little while, even if just a bit. We stand on the edge of a precipice. We…

Restructuring The Export Sector

Restructuring the export sector

It becomes a real challenge to craft an export-led economy for a country suffering from limited exportable surpluses, that too mostly raw materials such as cotton and leather and very…

Denying Change

Denying change

Climate change – which has posed a major environmental threat to the people – now stands the risk of being viewed as a hoax. US President-elect Donald Trump has vehemently…