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Solution To Rural Poverty

Solution to rural poverty

In her article titled ‘Land Rights and Democracy’, (Dawn, Feb 4,) Zeenia Shaukat has referred to my earlier letter in Dawn and has posed two pertinent questions which deserve to…

Feminisation Of Poverty

Feminisation of poverty

`What comfortable stereotypes we have created:`It is men who carry the major burden of economic work on this planet. They are the breadwinners. Women`s work carries no economic value.` Such…

Godspeed!

Godspeed!

Public transport is an essential component of urban planning. All major cities in the world have some form of public transport system to facilitate the daily commute for their denizens.…

Factory Inspections – III

Factory inspections – III

During the last two decades or so, there has been a breakthrough from the traditional form of industry in Pakistan. The development of metallurgical industry, heavy engineering industries, chemical process…

The Monti Option

The Monti option

Pakistan will hold its next parliamentary and presidential elections this year. Many Pakistanis see this first ever completion of its term by an elected civilian government as cause for celebration.…

Poverty Estimates

Poverty estimates

Dr. Nadeem-ul-Haque, the deputy chairman of the Planning Commission, while talking to leading economic journalists Mehtab Haider and Shahbaz Rana representing two English dailies, made highly irresponsible statements, which were…

The UPA’s Great Gamble

The UPA’s great gamble

India’s United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is launching a massive cash transfer project based on the Aadhaar unique identity (UID) number, in lieu of direct provision of public services.It’s rushing…

Counting Poverty

Counting poverty

The debate on poverty estimates has been reignited in the wake of some recent statements made by deputy chairman of the Planning Commission. Since the economic team of the government…

The Worst Is Still To Come

The worst is still to come

With the fifth most turbulent year (2012) in Pakistan’s economic history drawing to a close yesterday, the year 2013 has just begun. Far from being a fresh start, there are…

The Economy

The economy

If one were to evaluate the performance of the PPP-led government on the economic front, one would be amazed at the achievements of the present dispensation which, one believes, no…