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Saudi Connection

Saudi connection

Heads of state do not typically flock to oversee military exercises in which their country’s troops are participating. But war games in Saudi Arabia are clearly an exception. Our prime…

Economic Corridor

Economic corridor

During past few weeks, the extraordinary fanfare attached to the long-term mega plan of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was seen as ostensibly giving way to a national level controversy of…

The Illusions Of Economic Development

The illusions of economic development

The secret of the mastermind is found wholly in the use of imagination. And how true! We are now back to Balochistan where the PM has announced another package for…

Economic Decisions Outside Economics

Economic decisions outside economics

I was fortunate to have visited a garden in Japan where I had first-hand philosophical knowledge given to me by the owner of the garden. One which needs to be…

Economic Terrorism

Economic terrorism

The 200 are winning and the 180 million are losing. Democratic governments around the world fight economic terrorism. Ours supports it Just imagine: nearly 90 percent of the wealth created…

Economic Isolation

Economic isolation

Pakistan is in turmoil is stating the obvious. The country is without any sports at the international level. No cricket team is willing to come here as a result of…

Economic Apartheid

Economic apartheid

Inequality is rising in Pakistan in all its unsavoury dimensions. While we may have had a less-unequal society, in relative terms, for much of our existence, that sliver of solace…

The Economics Of Microcredit

The economics of microcredit

The story goes that Dr Muhammad Yunus, a professor of economics, was strolling in a street of a village in Bangladesh back in 1976 when he happened to see a…