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The politics of economics!

Continuity in economic policies is considered critical in providing a sustained conducive environment for private sector activity — a continuity that is naturally disrupted with a change of government. Imran…

Casualty of politics

IF truth is the first casualty of war Pakistan’s foreign policy seems to have become the casualty of a raging political war at home. Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech at…

Women and politics

As the world celebrated International Women’s Day on Tuesday (March 8), Pakistan’s political landscape has yet another date to pay attention to – the 2023 general elections that are less…

Politics of decentralisation

A good thing about social science research is that one can have strong opinions about certain social realities and structures until new research comes up and makes people rethink their…

Politics of pollution

Once deemed a strong contender in the race to economic prosperity, Pakistan has since lagged behind, scrambling to sustain its ever-growing population through the proliferation of industrial enterprises. The country…

FATF – financial politics

"Money is the mother of all politics", Jesse. M. Unruh. A statement that has been debated but not disputed. This is visible in the classification of the world into the…

Politics and Bretton Woods institutions

‘The “Doing Business” controversy has shaken confidence in the World Bank and the IMF. But it must not obscure the real problems with the Bretton Woods institutions: the disproportionate power of…

The marriage between economics and politics

The marriage between politics and economics is well established in democracies as well as autocracies, giving rise to not only the need to meet the basic needs of the general…