111 510 510 libonline@riphah.edu.pk Contact

Nationalise the IPPs

In Gordium, the capital of Phrygia (ancient Greece), legend had it that whoever could untie an oxcart tied by a complex knot would rule all Asia. Famously, in 333 BCE,…

Renewable energy: solution to energy crisis

The power sector of Pakistan has remained under severe stress for more than two decades. To fill the gap between supply and demand the government introduced three Power Polices in…

Higher education in distress

The disqualification of now-former chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Khalid Khursheed by the GB Chief Court on a fake foreign degree charge has once again highlighted the Higher Education Commission’s…

Smoke, mirrors and state assets

The Inter-Governmental Commercial Transactions Act, 2022 (the 2022 Act) was enacted last year and has been recently put into effect by granting a concession for certain berths at Karachi Port…

HEC to get 30pc development funding raise

As government universities struggle with cash squeeze amid a national economic crisis, their regulator is likely to receive 30 per cent more development funding in the upcoming fiscal from Prime…

Citizen refugees

ON Dec 15, at least six civilians were killed in a clash between Pakistani and Afghan border forces near their international border crossing at Chaman-Spin Boldak, the latest in a series of…

Imran’s Greek tragedy

Caught in the eye of the storm, it is not easy to fully grasp the meaning and the drift of events that are taking place at such a fast pace.…

‘Dear media…’

THE people of Pakistan are confused. Confused with Supreme Court judgements that they don’t understand, and they don’t understand how they are related to politics. And that is because they…

The competition gap

THE promulgation of Pakistan’s first Competition Ordinance in October 2007, in the same week as the more infamous National Reconciliation Ordinance, was a legislative non-event. Not only was the country preoccupied…

Pakistan: a victim of hybrid warfare

The concept of hybrid warfare encompasses use of all means available to a state to subdue its adversary and achieve strategic goals without the ostensible use of available kinetic force.…