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A counterterrorism future again?

Thirteen years ago, in December 2007, the Pakistani military completed Operation Rah-e-Haq, ostensibly cleansing Swat of the threat of a terrorist takeover by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). This would not…

Charter of education

We are living in 2022 – in fact, almost at the halfway mark of 2022. Back in the 1980s or even 1990s people would perhaps do anything to somehow have…

Charter of energy?

As Pakistan suffers yet another ‘energy crisis’, it is worth asking what should be done to avoid history repeating itself all too frequently. To be fair, the recent commodity super…

Charter of governance and justice

In the modern world, it is the fundamental responsibility of every state and government to provide the best, trustworthy and credible system of governance and justice to its citizens, through…

Thinking about a charter of economy

The economy is a way of creating and distributing wealth and opportunities and is closely linked with the wellbeing of the people. The system of how the economy is organized…

Charter of economy

There is no doubt that Pakistan needs an immediate economic strategy to come out of the current mess, which has come about due to political mismanagement among other reasons. This…

Dunning-Kruger’s Pakistan

We can fight terrorism through superior counterintelligence and next-generation offensive capability. We can fight climate change through carbon offsets, redoubling investments in renewables and transitioning consumption patterns. We can even…

Charter of growth

Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), an Islamabad-based university and policy institute, has recently published its Charter of Economy. This is in response to calls being made for the country’s…

Charter of economy

In 2018, Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, the-then Leader of the Opposition, proposed an ingenious idea-: a 'Charter of Economy’. In June 2022, PM Shehbaz Sharif, in a pre-budget business conference,…