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Sindh’s Institutional Decay

Sindh’s institutional decay

The ongoing operation by the Rangers to cut off the linkages between lawlessness and administrative and political corruption in Sindh is a commendable step but its effects may not last…

Would You Trust The Government?

Would you trust the government?

Asking the government to do what the private sector can do calls for increasing the role of the government in the economy. Should we have more of the public sector…

Repeating History

Repeating history

The Nawaz League’s third government at the centre will be completing its two years by early June. Having replaced arguably the most corrupt dispensation that ran the roost for a…

Paper Chase

Paper chase

In May the World Economic Forum issued the Human Capital Report 2015 that facilitates a comparative assessment of the education systems of various countries. For that purpose the WEF has…

Light-touch Tax Environment

Light-touch tax environment

The government is justifiably ecstatic at the IMF’s, and now Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, endorsement of its claims of having achieved a fair degree of macro-economic stability reflected in…

Cultural Gap

Cultural gap

For the state, NGOs, donor agencies and multilateral institutions, culture is a segregated affair, perceived as a ‘set of things’ requiring sectoral interventions as in music, the arts and literature.…

China’s Mega Move

China’s mega move

China has made its move. Typically, it is mega, long-term, and splendid. The large-scale investment in Pakistan through over four-dozen agreements is not notional. Nor is it just a continuation…

The Likely Tragedy

The likely tragedy

This winter, snow and rainfall in KP, the Punjab, and western Balochistan lasted much longer than usual; both foretell unusually high water flow into the river system this summer. The…

Desilting Of Waterways: Need Of The Hour

Desilting of waterways: need of the hour

Agriculture has traditionally been a source of economic growth in Pakistan. It provides employment to 65% population and accounts for approximately 22% and 70% of the country's GDP and its…

A Mismanaged Economy

A mismanaged economy

The present government has completed its two years. The democratic era has now completed seven years. Both major political parties have run the country, along with the smaller parties. Through…