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A chronic state of policy errors

Pakistanis are living in an era of shocking price hikes, staggering inequality, volatile markets and oligarchic politics. The country faces intractable inefficiencies in almost all sectors including energy, agriculture, finance,…

Rethinking GB’s energy

The energy predicament in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), characterized by frequent power outages and inadequate voltage supply, poses a significant challenge for its people. Rampant corruption and political nepotism, however, hinder progress…

Rethinking policies

For policies to be effective, they must always be a by-product of research and debate. Unfortunately, in Pakistan, the policymaking process is either under the heel of the political elites…

IMF policy needs a serious rethink

The first major jolt to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) thinking regarding pursuing austerity policy came in the inability of austerity policy to neither allow eurozone area to reach needed…

An underwhelming foreign policy

Has Pakistan fared well in coping with the whole new international relations environment that has been emerging over the past few decades and the challenges and opportunities it presents? The…

Thinking about a charter of economy

The economy is a way of creating and distributing wealth and opportunities and is closely linked with the wellbeing of the people. The system of how the economy is organized…

Manufacturing a policy

The eagerness of the US to start, provoke or engage in wars is well known but what is not commonly known or understood are the reasons. The Russian aggression in…