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Did You Hear What Angela Just Said?

Did you hear what Angela just said?

It was some 40 years ago that a string of revelations about monitoring his political adversaries, and then conspiring to cover up the White House-instigated operation, cost Richard Nixon his…

Rescuing Thar Coal

Rescuing Thar coal

Even as Pakistan's energy woes worsened - causing industries to shutdown, piling miseries upon people - the cheap and abundant solution to its energy problems languished and seemed lost in…

Budgetary outcome in first quarter

The information on fiscal operations in the first quarter of 2023-24 by the Federal and the four Provincial governments has been released recently by the Federal Ministry of Finance. The…

The future of SOEs [Part – II]

State owned enterprises in Pakistan have significant market presence, particularly in key service sectors like power generation and distribution, energy, aviation, and railways. The overall revenues of all the SOEs…

Trapped by own lies

And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]-Al-Quran (2:42)  Heads of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) entangled in legal…

Slow growth in exports

The performance of exports in the first eight months of 2018-19 has been disappointing. According to the monthly trade statistics of the PBS the growth rate registered in dollar terms…

The FATF challenge

The importance of risk-based approach in curtailing the movement of illicit flows of funds is paramount. The significance of this approach is also stressed in recommendations of Financial Action Task…

Belt and Road vs Build Back Better

The US has decided to confront China in every aspect of human endeavour to keep what Washington regards as the ‘free world’ from being sucked into its perceived trap of…

In pursuit of happiness

Amidst a deep crisis, people around the world showed great resilience in the face of the pandemic and its widespread effects. This has been found in the latest World Happiness…