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Family-owned enterprises: a perspective

Behind the success of every small business is a family. This is largely true. “Behind the failure of most large businesses is a family”. This is true as well, at…

Deeper partnerships

At the start of 2024, Europeans are deeply concerned by the ongoing Russian war of aggression against Ukraine and by the conflict that has broken out again in the Middle…

Gender and population

ACCORDING to Pakistan’s 2023 census, our country’s population has officially surpassed the 240 million mark — an increase of 33.8m people since the previous census in 2017. The growth rate jumped…

The chip war

In this modern era of entrepreneurship and innovation, we are entirely reliant on advanced tech tools, machinery and gadgets. From heating up food to developing nuclear energy, we seek assistance…

How to make a budget transparent

Karachi is a happening place, and on my recent visit there, I had the opportunity to attend two events that may be of interest to my readers. Ishaque Soomro, a…

Vision Pakistan2047; Part – III

Our exploration through the Pakistan2047 series shows that the starting point of any transformation is a grand vision. The second step is backing the vision with an implementation capability to…

Students in 2022

The latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results – released on December 5, 2023 – provides valuable insights into the academic performance and well-being of 15-year-old students from 81…

High-tech export strategy

A 20-member delegation representing various sectors of Pakistan’s industry left for China on December 10, with the objective of enhancing Pakistan’s exports from the present shamefully low figure of $30…

How nations succeed

Many of us write articles from time to time suggesting that Pakistan learn from other countries how they achieved their miraculous success. China, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore are the…