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SIFC: where vision meets action

The unveiling of SIFC (Special Investment Facilitation Council) marks the Government of Pakistan’s comprehensive ‘Economic Revival Plan’ in response to the economic challenges faced by the country. The SIFC was…

Horrors of Yemen, the forgotten war

This week’s column is an embarrassed response to a riveting reader’s comment from last week, where I lamented that Israel’s success in derailing all attempts at ceasefire meant that “bombs,…

Crisis to crisis

SINCE its inception, Pakistan has lurched from crisis to crisis. The poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz was once asked what the future held in store for the country. He is said…

The polarization menace

“Severe polarization makes democracy vulnerable. In healthy democracies, opposing sides are seen as political adversaries to compete against and at times to negotiate with. In deeply polarized democracies, the other…

A strategic rivalry

As if it were ordained by providence, the fate of the world is settled by a show of strength between great powers. The cold war era (1945-89) was defined by…

‘Frosty’ exchanges

Perhaps it is appropriate that these lines are being written on April Fool’s Day. What lends this credence is the exchange of letters between US President Joe Biden and Pakistan’s…

False GPS signal surge makes life hard for pilots

False GPS signals that deceive on-board plane systems and complicate the work of airline pilots are surging near conflict zones, industry employees and officials told AFP. A ground collision alert…

‘Frosty’ exchanges

Perhaps it is appropriate that these lines are being written on April Fool’s Day. What lends this credence is the exchange of letters between US President Joe Biden and Pakistan’s…

What should Pakistan do? ( Part – I )

Let's face it. There is something seriously wrong with the way this country has been run for decades now. Consequently, the world has passed us by as we watched –…