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After The Debates

After the debates

The last presidential debate in the US was won by Hillary Clinton like the two previous encounters. However, Donald Trump represented the elephant in the room, trampling whatever decency was…

Why do reforms elude Pakistan?

At the start of every political cycle, the new government is confronted with the choice between letting the economy move on the beaten track and introducing some fundamental changes to…

Towards a technology-driven economy

In today’s world, technology has emerged as the driving force behind socioeconomic development. Its transformative impact is evident across various sectors, influencing economic growth, education, healthcare and governance. Many disruptive…

The dollar-yuan rivalry

This month Pakistan departed from its long-standing reliance on the US dollar for export payments, as it utilized the Chinese currency ‘yuan’ to pay for its inaugural government-to-government purchase of…

Energy sector reforms

Our fiscal space is wafer thin. The economy is starting to pull back from a precipice. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff-Level Agreement (SLA) is around the corner and has…

Our collective callousness

As millions of hapless people grapple with the effects of the devastating floods, the ruling elite appears to be more interested in settling political scores and sparring over inconsequential matters.…