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Brick by brick

The brick kiln industry in Pakistan is a highly profitable sector. With over 20,000 brick kilns, the country is the third-largest brick producer in South Asia, employing approximately 4.5 million…

A climate change authority

Climate change and global warming are no longer buzzwords. They have emerged as clear indicators of an impending crisis that threatens the very fabric of global societies, economies, and food…

Renewable electricity revolution

Pakistan has the potential to double its electrical power generation per capita within three to five years and simultaneously achieve stable and reduced electricity prices. The country’s entire national electricity…

Civilization under threat?

Masood Kizilbash’s book ‘Human Conflict with Nature’ published by the Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre Islamabad in 2020 carries an intriguing subtitle – ‘Alarm Bell for the Demise of…

Endless wait for a plan

THERE is no doubt that the first few years of this third decade of the 21st century have been filled by unexpected calamities across the continents. Covid-19 dealt such a…

Approaching an ‘augmented’ IMF programme

What is likely to happen if the country goes into another International Monetary Fund (IMF, or simply the ‘Fund’) programme, which is neoliberal, and pro-cyclical in nature, as both the…