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Pakistan 2022: a rewind

December is usually known for joyous celebrations as the world awaits a new year with new hope and resolutions. As everyone gears up for 2023, it is also a moment…

Calculating the cost of agitation

The provocative – controversial – statements by former prime minister Imran Khan and his tedious acolytes have led to many in Pakistan getting alarmed. Such talk of bloodshed is also…

Climate change crisis and COP27

COP27 – 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – which will be held from November 6-18, in Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), could not have…

The rise of tech unicorns

The high potential of the tech industry has led to the growth of ‘tech unicorns’ which are companies that have been valued at more than $1 billion by investors. Their…

Tests for PM Shehbaz

The ouster of Imran Khan may have created a ripple of excitement among the workers of the PMNL-N but if the party fails to deliver, this euphoria will soon turn…

Unviable power

The city of Gwadar remains unconnected to the national power grid, and its residents suffer regular power cuts. However, a planned coal-fired power plant is not the best answer to…

Refuge in Rwanda?

The British government announced in April that it had struck a deal to send potentially tens of thousands of asylum seekers to Rwanda. The arrangement attracted significant criticism from the…

The Afghan question

Since the US withdrawal and the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan, the Biden administration has been pursuing the policy of limited engagement with the Taliban regime without recognizing it…

End the confrontation

After the inauguration of Pervaiz Elahi as chief minister of Punjab, it was widely expected that the country would have a modicum of political stability. But political tensions between various…