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IP Pipeline: Fading Fast

IP pipeline: fading fast

Pakistan’s natural gas supply hovers around four billion cubic feet per day and is expected to fall to less than one billion cubic feet per day in another decade. This…

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…

The HEC’s Outmoded Processes

The HEC’s outmoded processes

Every few days, former HEC officials lament the lack of funding to the HEC in the context of a burgeoning youth population. No amount of money is enough for them;…

Trickle Down

Trickle down

Trickling down, amusingly, could have a variety of emotional connotations in the entertainment business; starting from tears of joy trickling down all the way to a rather gory depiction involving…

A Question Of Propriety

A question of propriety

Since 1977, every government in Pakistan, civil and military alike, has miserably failed to tackle the issues of revenue leakages and illegal accumulation of wealth in a few hands. Every…

Developing Media For Economic Development

Developing media for economic development

While plenty of media development work has been done, its scope has been rather limited. At one end, media schools at different universities across Pakistan have focused on the vocational…

The Golden Inflation

The golden inflation

In philosophy, especially that of Aristotle, the golden mean is the desirable middle between two extremes, one of excess and the other of deficiency. ~ Wikipedia. Since time immemorial, at…

A Fistful Of Dollars

A fistful of dollars

Pakistan did not enter a world of globalised capital flows on the heels of an economic crisis. India had its balance of payments crisis in 1991, Bolivia and Poland were…