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Change The Policy

Change the policy

I hate having to take off my shoes to go through airport security, don’t you? It’s really annoying, time-consuming and embarrassing (if you are like me and have holes in…

Corruption Scorecard

Corruption scorecard

According to the Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer 2013, released on July 9, a good 54 percent Pakistanis believe that corruption has increased a lot during the last two years.…

From Security To Human Security

From security to human security

It is encouraging to find a serving army officer putting together a compendium on the subject of human security in the country and dedicating his work to the poor and…

The Game-changer

The game-changer

Amidst a deteriorating security situation, the acute energy crisis and a crumbling economy, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited China and successfully concluded agreements for cooperation on crucial issues like energy…

Dam-ned If We Don’t

Dam-ned if we don’t

When it comes to economic issues, our leaders have time and again placed personal politics and vested interests ahead of the national economy. To illustrate our apathy, consider the case…

Energy Relief

Energy relief

The government has formulated a new Energy Policy, which is yet to be announced, with focus on increasing power generation capacity to 26,800 MW within three years. Reportedly, the policy…

Confronting Economic Challenges

Confronting economic challenges

Pakistanis are entitled to congratulations on their courage and will to install a democratic government in Pakistan. Despite all threats people from all walks of life participated in elections and…

Finance Bill 2013: Meaningful Suggestions

Finance Bill 2013: Meaningful suggestions

Senate Standing Committee on Finance sent a number of meaningful, though unbinding, recommendations to the National Assembly on 21st June, 2013. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar ignored all of them while…

Drugs And Money

Drugs and money

Successive governments in Pakistan provided money laundering schemes to the black economy, including proceeds from the drug trade in the name of ‘good economic measures’ (sic) to ‘boost industrial progress’.…