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Sartaj Aziz 1929-2024

Jinnah’s Pakistan died last week. His name was Sartaj Aziz. Rather than using my own words to capture just how central a figure Sartaj Aziz was to the idea of…

Equitable and green CPEC

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a transformative project which will be potentially reshaping the landscape of Pakistan and the contours of its future. CPEC, a cornerstone of Beijing’s ambitious…

Changing the national narrative

Pakistan has often been seen abroad as a crisis-prone country. That reputation has taken on a new life after the April 2022 parliamentary vote of no-confidence, and the unusual events…

A revisit of trade components critical

Exports fuel domestic productivity and therefore employment and at the same time constitute the most desired form of earning foreign exchange. Pakistan’s exports are consumer based and traditional – rice,…

Strategic transformation

Undoubtedly, martial laws are not only illegitimate but also result in numerous distortions that extend beyond politics and permeate into the economy and society. These distortions gradually infiltrate every section…

A single fuel regime for Pakistan

Energy in Pakistan has always been a sore point, especially because availability waxes and wanes and so does the policy. Public policy is most deficient and has always remained subservient…

Existential threat

As the country gears up for the general elections in February, formidable internal and external challenges await the new government to be voted into power. Internally, besides the restoration of…

Boosting productivity

Productivity, embodied by the contributions of entrepreneurs, managers, and workers, is a fundamental indicator of an economy's health. The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 8 promotes enduring, inclusive, and eco-friendly…

A new course

The Forum for Dialogue and Diplomacy in Houston, Texas, recently convened a discussion that offered a glimpse into the evolving dynamics of US-Pakistan relations. Facilitated by the intellectual Pakistani-American diaspora,…

Our big opportunity

Pakistan currently finds itself at a critical juncture, grappling with a severe economic crisis that has dominated headlines both within and outside its borders. However, amidst the economic turmoil, there…