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All is far from well

The state of the economy today should be a source of serious concern to the eleven-party coalition government in power less than nine months – not because inflation is unchecked,…

How to conserve energy

Oil imports have decreased by 26 per cent in the first five months of the current fiscal year (July-Nov). Crude oil imports have fallen by 16 per cent, diesel imports…

Remembering Benazir

Benazir Bhutto, a deeply cherished democratic icon of Pakistan, is recognized globally for her unparalleled personal and political struggle for the people. Benazir Bhutto served as the eleventh and thirteenth…

‘Minorities’ and their rights

Talking about minority rights is essentially an attempt to change the world for future generations; how societies treat their minorities often reflects their ideals for the future. We can mimic…

Politics of narratives and redlines Dec 21, 2022

Baroness Onora O’ Neill, in her Reith lectures on BBC (2002), published in book form by the Cambridge University Press, in the first lecture, titled spreading suspicion, quoted an advice…

Demonetizing for growth

Currency in circulation makes up almost 20 per cent of Pakistan’s GDP, increasing from eight per cent, only about a decade back. Explosive growth of money supply has led to…

Change for the better

Pakistan is a country that has a plague-like problem of abusing women, including everything from domestic violence to child marriage. Only recently, the former wife of a much-celebrated actor came…

A plan for climate change

The recent floods in Pakistan are a manifestation of climate change. This is not a call but an irreversible shock to the country. We need to now analyze and anticipate…

The future of electric vehicles [Part – II]

Are electric vehicles (EVs) economical or affordable? Although an EV may not be exactly economical, it is fast approaching the required cost objectives. Rising demand and scale economies would bring…