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PM’s Claims And The Realities

PM’s claims and the realities

On January 22, while addressing a group of investors in Davos, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif painted a glamorous picture of Pakistan - an achievement for which his speech writer deserves…

Farmers In A Fix

Farmers in a fix

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif announced development projects worth Rs2.5 billion while addressing a cheque distribution ceremony under the Kisaan Package held in Lodhran this Friday. The prime minister said…

What Has The IMF Programme Achieved?

What has the IMF programme achieved?

In a recent conference call with journalists, the Fund’s mission chief for Pakistan was asked what the ongoing programme has achieved now that we are entering its final few months.…

New FBR Chairman No Solution

New FBR chairman no solution

Press reports suggest change of guards to take place at Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) soon (may be today). The appointment of Chairman from within FBR (if the senior most…

Ineptitude In CSS

Ineptitude in CSS

These days the Civil Superior Services (CSS) exam is under way to select our future civil servants. Wouldn’t it be mind-boggling if, instead of choosing from a group of individuals…

Make Things People Will Buy

Make things people will buy

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has declared developing Pakistan’s external economy a national priority. He should be applauded for focusing on tackling a major weakness. However, Pakistan’s interest in trade is…

CPEC Challenge

CPEC challenge

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has become a contentious political issue. Recently, the KP chief minister reproached the centre and Punjab. He said CPEC’s western route traversing KP had been restricted…

Accountability Lessons From China

Accountability lessons from China

One of the things this PML-N government has done well is line up both public and private actors behind a national commitment to deepening and widening an already strong relationship…

Remittances And Oil

Remittances and oil

Foreign workers from all over the world working in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman remit back a wholesome $100 billion a year to their home…

Thar’s Predicament

Thar’s predicament

The seemingly never-ending spiral of child mortality in the Thar region is a chilling reminder that no lessons have been learned from the past. The area is said to have…