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Battling food insecurity in Pakistan

In the world where technological advancements and scientific breakthroughs are pushing the boundaries of perceived limits, hunger - the very basic of human subjects - remains a persistent challenge, presenting…

How to reform trade

Pakistan’s economy faces a pivotal juncture, marked by the imperative need to reassess its import tariff structure. Recent trade data underscores the urgency for policy reforms to stimulate economic growth,…

IMF review & state of economy

I expect an agreement on the review to come within this week, so, any day now. I can say that Pakistani authorities, the Minister of Finance, they deserve credit for…

We just can’t compete

Distortions caused by a distraught policy landscape — from high energy costs to an industry-wide liquidity crisis — have made it next to impossible for Pakistani exporters to compete in…

Vision Pakistan 2047: Part – II

A compelling vision is the beginning of the transformation journey of a nation. A crucial, though often overlooked, second part of transformation is effective implementation. I have previously emphasized the…

Pakistan’s animation & gaming potential

The gaming and animation industry in Pakistan has undergone remarkable growth in the past two decades. What was once a niche field in the early 2000s has evolved into a…

Entering the carbon market

CNG burns cleaner than petrol and diesel. In the internal combustion engines used in automotives, CNG produces CO emissions which are less by 80 per cent and hydrocarbons by 44…

Power tariff – a flawed business model

Power tariffs have recently been in the limelight – not for any other issue but for unaffordability of the same. The steep rise during the last two years is of…