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CPEC 2.0

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a cornerstone of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is undergoing a transformative evolution. Marking its progression into a second, more sophisticated phase,…

Data-driven developmentDr Murtaza Khuhro

The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) stands as the principal government agency responsible for collecting and disseminating statistical data across various economic, social, and demographic dimensions within Pakistan. Given its…

Invest in women for progress

The theme of International Women's Day 2024 is ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’ which is being celebrated to emphasize and highlight the importance of empowering women for development and prosperity.…

Innovation in academia

Pakistan’s academic landscape is at a critical turning point that demands an immediate and comprehensive review. It is clear to me, both as an observer and a participant in this…

The daily struggle to count the dead in Gaza

In the morgue of the Nasser Hospital, in southern Gaza, workers wrap the corpses of people killed in Israeli airstrikes in white cloth amid the stench of death. They record…

Beyond colonial legacies—II

An additional critical factor contributing to the governance and economic challenges in Pakistan is the dominance of certain influential groups within the public discourse. This includes so-called economists, researchers, authors,…

It’s a tech-powered world

In my previous articles, I have emphasized the importance for Pakistan to change tracks and focus on the manufacture and export of high-tech (high value-added) goods to improve its economy.…

People’s verdict

Electoral fraud is as old as choosing a ruler itself. The high priests of Rome would add days and even months to the Roman calendar to keep compliant officials in…