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A question of national identity and pride

A passport serves as a symbol of a nation’s global standing and the level of respect it commands in the international community. It is a key document that facilitates travel…

‘Transitioning away’ from fossil fuels

COP28 has ended with a compromise solution. There was one side, led by the developed countries, and climate activists which emphasized fast-tracked and definite end to fossil fuel. There was…

Replacing hopium with reality-Part – I

The stubborn refusal to look reality in the face and the wish for a good old daddy saviour has been our norm for 75 years. Amidst the advocacy of unrealistic…

Breathing poison

PAKISTAN was in attendance at the recently concluded COP28 in Dubai. The day earmarked Health Day on Dec 3 was marred by a layer of smog over the Emirati megacity.…

Sizing up climate negotiations

THE global climate year moves from one climate summit to the other. All 29 annual Conferences of the Parties, or COPs, have traditionally been held at the end of each…

Where is Brand Pakistan?

We live in a world of brands. The cars we drive, mobile phones we use, outfits and colognes we wear, accessories we carry, and fancy foods we consume are mostly…

We need to move on BRICS Plus

BRICS membership of five states – Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took effect on January 1, 2024. As of the August 2023 Summit in…