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Foreign aid or export-led growth?

Pakistan’s total public debt rose to Rs36.3 trillion, which is equivalent to 87 per cent of the GDP, by the end of the previous fiscal year, and is anticipated to…

Rosneft fuels foreign policy goals

Whether investing in China, Venezuela or Iraq, Russian oil giant Rosneft closely follows Moscow's geopolitical interests as the Kremlin-controlled company seeks to expand its nation's influence, at times in unstable…

The power of cultural exchanges

I have made nearly 200 trips to Pakistan, during which I deeply felt the sincere friendship extended by the Pakistani people. Premier Zhou Enlai once said that the Pak-China friendship…

Don’t sell family silver to foreigners

During the current year, two RLNG power plants, SME Bank, Services International Hotel, Jinnah Convention Centre, Islamabad and 27 other state-owned properties are being planned to be privatized. However, before…

Foreign policy and economic challenges

Foreign relations and the state of the economy have become inextricably linked in Pakistan due to the PML-N administration's overarching objective to borrow from external sources to meet its budgetary…