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Power system and blackouts

On January 23, 2023, another country-wide power breakdown hit the country; not the first time, but the first of the year 2023. This time (again), an inquiry will be conducted…

Another economic disas-Dar

The Sharifs of London have miscalculated badly, but the costs of the miscalculation and the disas-Dar being unleashed on the economy are not going to be borne by them. Nor…

Pakistan: true potential of fashion industry

The apparel sector in Pakistan is the biggest industry that propagated the idea of brands in the minds of consumers. As in schooling, an informal sector of women’s cloths started…

Property rights

Land is the most important asset in an economy, and in most cases is combined with capital. The basis for considering land as an asset rests on the system of…

The future of our economy – Part III

Coming to the third structural reform: investment rates have lingered around 15 per cent of GDP in the last decade thus constraining the rate of growth. Savings rates are dismally…

The future of our economy – Part I

The future of any economy is closely linked with its present and the past. Pakistan’s economic past has gone through different phases with impressive growth and poverty reduction in the…

The nuclear threat

There is visible nervousness. Events of the last three weeks are indicating gradual penetration of disappointment, lassitude and desperation in Putin’s camp. Indubitably, Putin is worried about the repeated failures…

Appropriate penalties

While the world is witnessing a positive shift towards progressive decriminalisation in the shaping of drug policies and an accompanying decrease in drug-related executions, punishments for drug offences continue to…

Inclusiveness for the future

Vision, team, efficiency, and responsible attitude – all were glaringly lacking during the tenure of the previous government. But what about the current one? More than a month has passed,…