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Power Failures

Power failures

Ask around why we’re in a power crisis, and you’ll hear three different narratives. One narrative says this is all an institutional issue. This camp believes that the crisis grows…

Let The Games Begin

Let the games begin

A Complicated election has given us a simple outcome. With a single party in charge of things, perhaps one can hope for some stability in the government. And with a…

Elections And The Economy

Elections and the economy

The people of Pakistan have made known their will through the ballot on May 11, 2013. The PML-N has emerged as the clear winner and will be able to form…

Challenges And Opportunities

Challenges and opportunities

Arrangements made for re-polling at 43 stations in NA-250 showed the ECP and the Army the difference such arrangements could have made to the May 11 election results whose authenticity…

Polls And Power

Polls and power

There is of course a multitude of factors that formulate the final report card of an outgoing government; the status of the economy, security, development of sectors, fulfilment of pre-election…

Interim Economic Management

Interim economic management

By every reckoning it was going to be a tricky job — managing the politics of the moment, keeping unwanted intrusions at bay, and handling an economic situation moving towards…

Mandviwalla Vs Sheikh

Mandviwalla vs Sheikh

Serious charges are surfacing against the newly appointed Finance Minister Saleem H. Mandviwalla and lately the three-year reign of Dr Hafeez Sheikh marked by unsustainable reliance on domestic borrowing, poorly…

Energy Crisis And PPPP’s Prospects

Energy crisis and PPPP’s prospects

The major irritant that has plagued the people of this country since the President Zardari-led government took over power in 2008 remains the energy crisis. This continuing crisis, political analysts…

Biogas Potential In Pakistan

Biogas potential in Pakistan

For the last five years, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources (MPNR) has been trying to implement a LNG project of a rather small capacity of 400 Billion Cubic Feet…

What Are The Caretakers Up To?

What are the caretakers up to?

The caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso received briefings from different ministries/departments and took more than a week to identify fifteen individuals as his cabinet members. One of the…