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A bumpy road ahead

Pakistan currently faces a myriad of challenges that need to be tackled at the policy level. The main challenge relates to the country’s economy. The gigantic task ahead for the…

Together for WASH

Climate change is no longer a looming spectre from the 90s, casting a shadow over our future. It is here and it means business. We are scrambling to mitigate its…

Lull before the storm?

One cannot really claim with confidence that the storm of dust kicked up by the controversies surrounding Elections 2024 has completely settled. However, there is perhaps an abatement of the…

Lives people live

An ominous moment it was – at around midnight – when they finally announced their consensus to form the new government and agree on names for major positions at the…

Economic stability?

Pakistan’s economic recovery outlook is not promising. The recent election in Pakistan reflects a recurring pattern seen in many elections, where financial considerations are often disregarded in pursuing political power.…

Next steps for a political miracle

The people of Pakistan spoke clearly on February 8. Their favourite political party is the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Their favourite leader, even though he is in jail, is as beloved to…

Country at the crossroads

The election held on Feb 8th in Pakistan threw up a number of surprises with a significant shift in the country’s political landscape. The election outcome resulting in a hung…

FBR: Dwindling tax collection

Pakistan has one of the world’s lowest tax ratios, stemming from five main weaknesses: complexity, a narrow tax base, low compliance, inefficient tax administration, and low and declining provincial tax…

Decoding the 2024 election

Pakistani voters have given their verdict in the February 8 general elections, which were held in a peaceful and orderly manner. The results have led to a split mandate, and…

‘Half’ a rule

As Pakistan limps towards the formation of a new government following last week’s unexpected surprises in parliamentary elections, the future is set to be driven by recurring political turbulence and…