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Do we need a new party?

Does Pakistan need a new political party? The answer is a resounding YES. In fact, Pakistan has seldom needed new politics, and a new party, more than it does now.…

Friendly ties

I just returned to Islamabad after completing a three-day tour to the United Arab Emirates. During my stay in Dubai, I had various interactions with Pakistani immigrants and local Emirati…

Low taxation of property

The recent revelation of massive investment in property by Pakistanis in Dubai of over $11 billion has not only raised issues of the exit of capital from Pakistan but also…

We are not high enough

Looking straight up, trying to observe the height of the world’s second tallest building, my neck almost twisted backwards. I was standing next to the Shanghai Tower, an engineering jewel…

Ordinary Pakistanis are not citizens

It has been an eventful week, with more than its just share of tragedies. While the genocidal Israeli war on the Palestinians continues with ferocious horror, the news of Iranian…

Who will help find a solution?

It is difficult to pick positives, though the stock market thinks otherwise. Those astute heads putting their money on the line are breaking new records daily. Obviously, they think an…

UAE planning second nuclear power plant

The United Arab Emirates will tender shortly for the construction of a new nuclear power plant that would double the number of the small Gulf state’s nuclear reactors, three sources…

Pakistan at a venture crossroads — Part – I

With a growing population, a youthful workforce, and a surge in technology professionals, Pakistan can be fertile ground for corporate ventures and corporate venture capital. Handicapped by a lack of…