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Saving democracy

When the dark era of Gen Ziaul Haq ended abruptly in 1988, it rekindled the hopes of millions that Pakistan would be on the right track. Most people thought that…

China invites global investors for rare meeting

China’s financial regulators have invited some of the world’s biggest investors to a rare symposium next week, three sources said, seeking to encourage foreigners to keep investing in the world’s…

The gender factor in elections

As the country prepares for the upcoming elections, and political parties gear into electioneering mode, what remains missing from the mainstream discourse is fair representation of women, and their meaningful…

Water: fault lines of the future

The climate crisis unfolding in South Asia presents not only environmental and socio-economic challenges but also significant geopolitical implications for the region.As a region with diverse nations, complex interdependencies, and…

Emerging supply vulnerabilities

Rising tensions between the US and China over ‘spy balloons’ can lead to global supply chain shocks in the future. America’s inflated reaction over the balloon clearly indicates the divide…

Our politicians’ dilemma

The recent move by President Arif Alvi to announce the date for provincial elections has plunged the country into a new political crisis. This action has triggered a debate about…

Slim chance of Asian equities rebounding

2022 turned out to be an annus horribilis for Asian equities as an uber-hawkish Fed and unrelenting dollar strength triggered the worst bloodbath in regional stock markets since 2008. Foreign…