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Transatlantic Trade

Transatlantic trade

For some in Brussels, plans to create a vast Europe-America free-trade area which will generate jobs, more transatlantic investment flows and seal an alliance which under President Barack Obama has…

The Beatles And The APC

The Beatles and the APC

The silliness of an empty pageant was in evidence at the All-Parties Conference convened by Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Sept 29. The meeting should have promised justice-based retribution,…

Pakistan Ka Matlab Kya?

Pakistan ka matlab kya?

Growing up in the eighties, one could not escape the slogan, "Pakistan ka matlab kya--La ilaha ilallah." If not cried out at public rallies, it was written as graffiti. Though…

Canada’s Trudeau on back foot over carbon tax

Polluters should pay up, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists. But pressure is mounting to scrap his signature climate policy, a federal levy on CO2 emissions, as ordinary Canadians see…

Going beyond austerity

The recent announcement by President Asif Ali Zardari to forgo his salary is worth appreciating. It is equally heartening to see that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is determined to cut…

Saying it with bricks

What options does an ordinary man have in this country to find redress for the wrongs he suffers in his daily existence? For anyone who has observed the situation that…

Information is power

The key factors for a nation to achieve self-sustained growth, prosperity, and international respect include sovereignty, rule of law, transparency, accountability, inclusive economic development, and modernization through digitization. Since its…

CPEC 2.0

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a cornerstone of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is undergoing a transformative evolution. Marking its progression into a second, more sophisticated phase,…