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Systemic Reforms

Systemic reforms

The PM has announced his six-point agenda for not only the youths of this country but also to kick start the economy. Cynics might say one thing or another but…

The Fairness Principle

The fairness principle

Pakistan's regional problems are due to the negligence of our policy makers. This is a criticism that is across the board. The policymakers have taken opinions of powerful persons as…

Do We Need Another Keynes?

Do we need another Keynes?

The August 30 edition of this newspaper contained an article by Dr Asad Zaman, in which he sheds light on the ideas of Adam Smith, Keynes and the financial crisis.…

Need For Shared Goals

Need for shared goals

Peace within Afghanistan could largely depend on how regional states view their geo-strategic and geo-economic interests in the country in the backdrop of the 2014 withdrawal. This is borne out…

Economic Injustice

Economic injustice

The Baloch are feeling hard done by and are angry. The causes of their protest, if not distress, are historical and deeprooted; their significance should not be trivialised by arguing…

Towards Media Reforms?

Towards media reforms?

While there is much hand-wringing in society on the powerful and irresponsible role the media has assumed for itself in Pakistan, little attention was paid by the media itself to…

A Drama Called Terrorism

A drama called terrorism

To borrow an idea from sociologist Victor Burner, terrorism in Pakistan has become a social drama. Almost every passing day offers something new, dramatic and unusual. Terrorists provide the lead…

Energy Relief

Energy relief

The government has formulated a new Energy Policy, which is yet to be announced, with focus on increasing power generation capacity to 26,800 MW within three years. Reportedly, the policy…

The Undeserving Rich

The undeserving rich

The requirement in modern-day life of a country is to see that the opportunities are provided to all and sundry as equitably as possible. That is easier said than done.…