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Price Of Isolation

Price of isolation

THERE is an agenda for economic renewal that is now so well known, so oft repeated, that it risks being entombed in that temple where all good ideas go to…

‘Tuk-tuk’ Governance

‘Tuk-tuk’ governance

Recognising how slowly things move in developing countries, I had decided that six months would be a more meaningful period even for an initial review and had consequently held my…

A Minister’s Job

A minister’s job

It has been reported in the press that on January 1, 2014 the federal finance minister gave a briefing to the cabinet on the state of the economy. If the…

Education And Extremism

Education and extremism

IN reaction to MalalaYousafzai`s speech to the Youth Assembly at the United Nations in July this year, the Pakistani Taliban advised her to return home and to join any madressah…

Hypocrisy: The Name Of The Game

Hypocrisy: the name of the game

Fuming and frothing they demand Musharraf be made an example of for his act of treason. They give long sermons on the virtues of democracy and on the curse of…

The Economy At The End Of 2013

The economy at the end of 2013

The PML-N government has completed six months. The IMF, on December 19, 2013, concluded the first quarterly review of the economy under the Extended Fund facility (EFF). The IMF has…

Reform The Regulator

Reform the regulator

The country`s power sector has remained mired in crisis for more than a decade, with chronic power shortages and rising `circular debt` threatening to bankrupt power and other energy companies.…

New Year Resolutions

New Year resolutions

If we can change one thing about Pakistan in 2014 can that please be our mindset? Can we cure ourselves of the Pakistan-versus-the-rest paranoia that cultivates the image of a…

Our Mental Health

Our mental health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US, whose motto is: ‘Saving Lives, Protecting People’, the term mental health is usually used with reference to…