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Corporations For The Poor

Corporations for the poor

In my two previous articles in this newspaper, I have indicated the conceptual framework and the specific policies to suggest that inclusive growth in Pakistan is essential to have a…

The Injustice Of Inequality

The injustice of inequality

A defining feature of Pakistan’s economy and society is the inequality of income and productive assets. The resultant inequality of opportunity is an as yet unrecognized form of injustice. It…

Roots Of Underdevelopment

Roots of underdevelopment

Four main features of Pakistan’s economy and society are symptomatic of its underdevelopment. First, over 60 percent of the population lives in poverty defined in terms of an income of…

Land To The Tiller

Land to the tiller

Pakistan’s armed forces have achieved major successes against terrorists in a heroic operation which in terms of its speed and effectiveness will stand as a brilliant moment in the history…

Inter-dependence

Inter-dependence

Inter-dependence is one of the defining features of human society since Homo sapiens first began their journey of life on earth in small groups in East Africa about 200,000 years…

The Idea Of A University

The idea of a university

The armed forces are fighting the terrorists with great valour and determination. The terrorists are retaliating by attacking students and teachers with a monstrous brutality. Our soldiers, through their skill…

The Economics Of Peace

The economics of peace

A new configuration of international relations is emerging in this region: old adversaries are becoming aware of new opportunities of prosperity through peace. Here we will analyse the economic and…

Sustainable Development Redefined

Sustainable development redefined

In Paris, two events – the recent terrorist attacks and the forthcoming Climate Summit – one of horror and the other of hope, signify the two principal challenges of our…

Economic Corridor: Some Facts

Economic Corridor: Some Facts

Within a year of the announcement of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) formation, the energy and infrastructure projects, planned under it are being rolled out into realities. The year 2015…

Let The People Grow

Let the people grow

For almost three centuries economists had thought that inequality was the inevitable result of economic growth in at least the early stages of the economic development of a country. This…