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Security And Citizens

Security and citizens

There was a time when people in the rural areas of the Subcontinent would voluntarily guard their village on a rotational basis. Their only weapons were batons, whistles and drums…

Government Unable To Govern

Government unable to govern

Take a look at any of the major storylines from the past week, and you’ll notice that they all boil down, essentially, to one thing: government not being able to…

Pakistan’s Aeronautics On The World Map

Pakistan’s aeronautics on the world map

Pakistan's stealth and beaming JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft roared over the skies of Paris, exhibiting spectacular aerial aerobics, manned by world's best acknowledged Pakistani pilots, amidst spell-bound and cheering spectators…

Armchair Research

Armchair research

Exports are down, the growth of large-scale manufacturing (LSM) has slowed and credit to the private sector has declined during this financial year. We, the armchair economists, are trying to…

Policing Challenge

Policing challenge

Concern has always been expressed at the state of law enforcement in Balochistan, and last month’s targeted killing of 20 labourers in Turbat once again generated debate on the topic.…

Stifling Thought

Stifling thought

Ity was supposed to be like any other day. Another panel discussion, another debate, another question-and-answer session, and another salutary conclusion thanking the guest speakers for their time. However, unlike…

A Dangerous Lack Of Trust

A dangerous lack of trust

More than 2000 of the world’s top leaders in business, government, international organisations and the academia assembled at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting on January 21-24 to debate the…

Need For Investment

Need for investment

Investment occupies pivotal position in the economic growth (GDP) equation [GDP = consumption + investment + government expenditure + (exports-imports)]. Keeping other variables constant in this equation, increase or decrease…