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Is textile sector ‘rent seeker’?

The textile exporters of Pakistan are fond of championing that textile is the backbone of the economy and that it is their inalienable right to claim and receive subsidies, preferential…

NCC — Get the ball rolling

Textile is the mainstay of Pakistan exports, about 60% of the total in 2021-22. Pakistan’s share in global textile trade, however, has been declining. In order to protect and enhance…

Promoting harmony

With an increasing level of intolerance in Pakistan, there is a need to promote cultural and interfaith harmony. The Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) that Amir Rana leads in…

Reconceptualization of labour issues

In the plethora of news stories and talk shows about the arrest of Imran Khan and related violence, there was hardly any mention of some real issues that the working…

Stretching mala fide to the limit

Mala fide is defined as something which is carried out in bad faith or with an intent to deceive. This description does not fit anywhere else more appropriately than it…

Safety of journalists

It would not have been possible with Imran Khan, or his information minister. Media freedom was an anathema to the entire PTI lot; they tried to crush all opposing voices…

Application of slag in steel, other industries

he steel industry of Pakistan has been facing a number of challenges including but not limited to import of raw materials at a competitive price owing to currency fluctuations as…

Chefs in the kitchen

Spoilt children are good at making messes, bad at cleaning up. If there ever was a parable for the Pakistani elite, it is this. But there are others. If you…