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Capital suggestion: Devaluation

Here’s a partial list of countries where currency devaluation has been a catalyst for protests at various points in recent history: Argentina, Turkey, Venezuela, Iran, Nigeria, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Ukraine, Lebanon,…

Are we moving away from the dollar?

The dollar got the status of a reserve currency after the aftermath of World War II by the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference. World War II brought fortunes for some countries,…

Addressing energy poverty

Pakistani citizens are grappling with the alarming reality of their energy expenses. The range is noted to hover between 30% and 40% of their incomes for the recent fiscal year.…

Gandhara corridor

A few years ago, when the government of Pakistan announced the establishment of the Kartarpur Corridor, I clearly expressed my hope that this corridor would pave the way for opening…

Climate through a gender lens

The alarming reality of climate change has managed to get through to a large swathe of the population, with its implications on human health emerging as a prime concern. Yet,…

The Jaranwala tragedy

What happened in Jaranwala on August 16 is an example of all that is wrong with our extremist attitude towards the weak and vulnerable. The incident becomes even more tragic…

What does Digital Census 2023 show?

Pakistan has concluded its first-ever digital census, and its results have been notified and made available on the website of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). With an increase of…

Capital suggestion: Belt and Road

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), often dubbed the New Silk Road, is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever conceived. Since its inception in 2013 under the leadership…

When higher education goes low

Pakistan has seen a considerable drive to develop its higher education system, with a notable concentration on creating universities around the country. Most recently, the National Assembly passed 24 bills…