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The Robbing Class

The robbing class

At a meeting with businessmen and industrialists on November 28, the prime minister announced with great fanfare what was billed as an economic revival package for the country. In the…

Old Hat, Dead Rabbits

Old hat, dead rabbits

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recently announced the much awaited incentive package to boost investment. The prime minister’s intent is unquestionable. But the rabbits that were pulled out of the hat…

An Environment For Education

An environment for education

Pakistan’s youth bulge could be considered its biggest strength. However, we are far from figuring out how to educate them. Only one in 12 can go for higher education due…

From Could To Can`t

From could to can`t

IT`S not really paralysis. It`s not quite suspended animation. It`s not even fear or uncertainty. It`s just nothing. Nawaz was supposed to be the leader who could. Instead, he`s become…

Moving Past The Crisis Metric

Moving past the crisis metric

The question has become rhetorical: given Pakistan's abundant manpower and natural resources, bilateral donors and the IMF over the years, why has the country not been able to build a…