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The LSM sector

Large scale manufacturing (LSM) registered negative 0.52 (cumulative) July-January 2024 against negative 2.67 percent in the comparable period the year before though inexplicably LSM grew positively during the pandemic years…

Pakistan can make a fresh start

The meltdown of Pakistan’s economy needs immediate attention. Political unrest and instability are causing tremendous loss to the economy and straining the federation. An unremitting wave of terrorism has resurfaced…

An elephant in a mousehole

Those who have lived in Pakistan during the eras of former chief justices Iftikhar Chaudhry and Saqib Nisar are probably all too familiar with the term ‘suo motu’. It refers…

Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March. This well-known quotation was, we know, the warning given to Julius Caesar, in Shakespeare’s play, by a soothsayer. It referred to a date: March 15.…

Burial of humanity

The dance of medieval barbarism with lethal weapons of 21st century is being played out, while the world watches; some with glee; some with awe; some with pain; some with…

Hindutva peril

The inauguration of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya has dashed any hope for India’s 200 million Muslims to feel safe in what they formerly believed was their country too. The Human…

Information is power

The key factors for a nation to achieve self-sustained growth, prosperity, and international respect include sovereignty, rule of law, transparency, accountability, inclusive economic development, and modernization through digitization. Since its…

The PTA’s obfuscation

X (formerly Twitter) is officially blocked in Pakistan and finally there is proof. On March 20, 2024, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in response to petitions challenging the restriction on…