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Stampeded By The Experts

Stampeded by the experts

“No lesson seems to be so deeply inculcated by experience of life as that you should never trust experts. If you believe doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe theologians,…

3G/4G: Strategy And Impact

3G/4G: strategy and impact

In the absence of a well-thought out strategy, society will not benefit fully from the 3G/4G mobile technology rollout. Access to cost-efficient electronic communication is a citizen’s right and such…

Social Media Empowers Anti-mining Activists

Social media empowers anti-mining activists

Facebook and other social networks are making it easier for anti-mining activists to derail projects, helping them get their message out and organise more quickly against an industry that is…

Fully Inclusive Financial System

Fully inclusive financial system

One of the mistakes multinational companies make is to look at countries as either 'developed' or 'developing', and then try to shoehorn a product or solution into that country that…

The blessed and the not-so-blessed economies

The world economy is in transition. The richest economies were exposed during Covid. Their might of resources was questioned. The height of knowledge was mocked. Having had a torrid time…

Online hate sows Muslim fears as India votes

After his brother was murdered in anti-Muslim riots, Pervez Qureshi watched the videos he believes incited the killers, part of a wave of hatred being fomented on social media ahead…

Building high-tech industries

Pakistan’s development strategy should be primarily focused on the manufacture and export of high-tech goods. Therein lies our salvation. Knowledge today is the single biggest power engine for the sustainable…

A plethora of issues

Normally one tries to focus on one critical issue that appears to be central when sitting down to pen these columns. However, such is the state of things in Pakistan…