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Poverty on the rise

Poverty levels have risen from 34.2 percent in 2022 to 39.4 percent in 2023, pushing 12.5 million people below the poverty line as per data shared by World Bank officials…

Economic impasse and political instability

The economic challenges of Pakistan are appallingly enduring, and unless we effectively address fiscal discipline issues, expand our tax base, and eliminate resource wastage, the country’s economic stagnation is likely…

Are caretaker setups needed?

As the 15th National Assembly completed its term, the transition to the caretaker government has been marred with political chaos, free-falling economic meltdown and growing security threats from within and…

World watches a genocide in silence

Injustice, tyranny, torture, oppression, repression, fascism, and such other lethal implements, when perpetrated, do not carry the face of the inflictors, but they symbolize a mindset which is gruesome in…

The right way to right a wrong

The constitution empowers all branches of the government to frame rules for their internal business. The constitution also does not allow discussion about the conduct of judges in parliament. Similarly,…

State against people

Highlighting the growing trust deficit between the state and the people, I tweeted a few days ago: “A country unwilling to engage with itself to debate and find credible solutions…

Capital suggestion: Minimal politics

Fact 1: Presently, four out of every ten Pakistanis find themselves below the poverty line. Fact 2: Over the course of the past three decades, no political government has successfully…

All about electoral participation

As elections are likely to be held in January 2024, there is renewed talk about improving electoral participation and making elections credible. On that basis, a discussion paper by Tahir…

Setting the economy right

Pakistan’s economy is a mess and badly needs restructuring. The country needs to return to fiscal soundness and bring back private investors. These long-term goals can only be fulfilled through…

The way out of elite capture

Pakistan possesses immense potential, particularly in the realms of solar, wind, and hydropower – with the capacity to generate an impressive 2900 GW of solar power, 340 GW of wind…