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Rising energy tariffs, sinking economy

Unless power tariffs for industrial consumers are rationalized immediately, economic catastrophe is imminent. Pakistan faces a situation akin to the “boiling frog” metaphor, where the gradual increase in energy tariffs…

Learning from the kingdom

While Pakistan considers selling its national airline PIA to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the UAE, it is worth noting that the national airlines of those countries were originally established, nurtured,…

Capital suggestion: Privatizing PIA

There isn't a company like Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) – anywhere in the world. There isn’t a company that has accumulated liabilities of Rs830 billion and total assets of Rs171…

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…

Disruption or destruction?

People tend to cling to ideas formed previously; they tend to work better within already established networks; and they tend to be more comfortable with associations that are familiar. Even…

Ticket to a better future

Pakistan has a long history of exporting its semi or low-skilled workers, particularly to the Persian Gulf nations. This trend persists even today. The number of Pakistani workers seeking employment…

Aurangzeb: legitimate expectations?

Expectations are extremely high with the appointment of Muhammad Aurangzeb as finance minister on 11 March 2024 – a position that he was reportedly offered even during the caretaker setup…