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Poor reality, poor image

Every Pakistani has, at some point or another, expressed his or her frustration with the country’s poor image. Millions of Pakistanis work all over the world and have built a…

Manifesto of hope

The Pakistan Peoples’ Party has an impressive party manifesto. Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has announced that if elected to power, the PPP will abolish 17 federal ministries that continue to be retained…

Some things are better left undone

It is seldom that one witnesses a state and its institutions so wholesomely and maniacally driven by the task of eliminating the legacy of one individual and repudiating the narrative…

Waiting for democracy

While we wait for elections to be held – with bated breath, perhaps – there are matters of greater significance that trouble the minds of people who genuinely care about…

How to achieve growth

To progress rapidly, Pakistan must create an Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) environment conducive to economic growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The EoDB refers to the regulatory and administrative framework that…

Unchallenged grey market in Pakistan

The greatest challenge facing the country is its failing economy and one of the factors contributing towards it is the diminishing revenue generation channels on account of slowdown in industrial…

Digitalized judiciary

Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa has a great opportunity to rejuvenate our ailing judicial system and propel it into a dynamic force. This pivotal role can infuse new…

A topsy-turvy relationship

Since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, Pakistan’s relationship with the US has become somewhat cordial. This is not because the two are experiencing highs in their relations, but because of…

Pervasive belligerence

A country’s behaviour on the international scene frequently reflects its philosophy, politics, and historical background. Following its 1947 declaration of independence from the British colonial authority, India took a distinctive…

A roadmap for the way ahead

Pakistan finds itself in deep economic problems with growing international debt, massive industrial closures due to myopic IMF-driven policies including huge interest rates, stagnating exports, increasing imports, poor educational system,…