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Seaweed farming

There is a renewed emphasis in Pakistan on Carbon Credit market with a view to earning revenue and as well as meet the Green House Gas (GHG) targets achievements made…

Is PKR only currency under duress?

The market has recently seen a decline in the value of PKR in relation to USD. This has been happening non-stop for the past few weeks. Around $7.5 billion is…

Rising again

Confucius said, “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” We find ourselves in an economic bind that is quite complex and difficult…

Beyond rage and emotion

Pakistan’s political discourse is characterized by emotions, more particularly the emotion of anger and rage. At any given time, Pakistanis are angry over real or perceived injustices at home and…

Military courts

Turkey has had civilian trials in military courts. Most of these trials were regarded as ‘fair’ and in accordance with ‘legal standards’. Civilian cases have been tried in military courts…

Innovation for development

Innovation has long been recognized as a cornerstone of economic development and prosperity. It drives productivity, competitiveness, and job creation, while simultaneously addressing societal challenges and improving the overall quality…

Combatting rising human trafficking

Migrant smuggling is a deadly business operated by groups that seek to profit from thousands of people, without any respect for their rights and dignity. For example, the migrant flow…

Shifting alliances

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi recently completed his four-day visit (starting Sep 18) to Russia in an effort to strengthen strategic ties. The visit followed North Korean leader Kim Jong…