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Perpetual crisis

Negotiating with the IMF is not a new experience for Pakistan. The country has been approaching the IMF since 1958 when General Ayub Khan first pushed the nation down that…

G7 summit statement to unfairly target China?

Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) countries are set to discuss concern about China’s use of “economic coercion” in its dealings abroad as part of their larger joint statement…

Capital violence

THE unbreakable bond between Pakistani city administrators and anti-encroachment has been at the fore in Islamabad for weeks, as clashes have broken out between authorities and protesters during the demolition…

Talking like grown-ups

The ongoing talks between the PDM-coalition government and the PTI have survived the avoidable raid on Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi’s residence in Lahore. Irrespective of the outcome of these talks, the…

Options to address rising inflation

The SBP (State Bank of Pakistan) is trying to check inflation through just one instrument, the interest rate, based on the theological belief that the issue is demand, ignoring other,…

SSGC: Recovery and transformation

Sui Southern Gas Co. Ltd. (SSGC) serves the gas transmission and distribution to Sindh and Balochistan. SSGC caters for 3 million customers, including 4,500 industries. In the absence of new…

Reviving agricultural growth: Part – III

At present, the canal irrigation management system recovers only a quarter of its repair and maintenance costs. In the 1970s, the entire cost was recovered by these water charges called…

The dual-use dilemma

Due to the intensifying geopolitical and technological competition, defence and security forces around the world now integrate civilian technology to stay ahead of their adversaries. This has given rise to…

Our domestic violence dilemma

Against the backdrop of Pakistan’s chaotic political climate that depicts the nation’s political leaders playing a game of musical chairs – while exhibiting a sense of misplaced bravado – Pakistani…