Tackling the Multi-Headed Energy Hydra

Fixing one problem causes three more

Why institutional reform matters

One of the biggest critiques of neoclassical economics – usually levied by people who do not understand it – is that it...

Pakistan needs to fix its electricity network. Here’s one way

Technology must be on the forefront of how we choose to deal with this problem

Provincial subjects and their discontents

For all of the good it has done, the 18th amendment has not been properly utilized and implemented by the provinces, particularly in the case of taxation and labour welfare

Rebuild Karachi

The city’s decline may have much to do with a lack of political ownership, but the situation cannot be allowed to continue. The way out is for the business community to step up with a common agenda

All for one, one for all

We cannot bring ourselves to recount the brutal and vicious manner in which the coal miners in Balochistan from the Hazara community...

The lucrative business of being white in Pakistan

If you’re white and your career isn’t going anywhere, Pakistan is your second lease on life

Imports: necessary, and not evil

In a country whose government is as obsessed with the exchange rate, the current account deficit, and thus every single component that...

2020 – An obituary

As we say goodbye to the year, we will remember it mainly for the massive disruption it brought. 

Shooting ourselves in the foot

Let us start out by stating the painfully obvious: there is absolutely no scenario in which Pakistan becomes a developed country, or...

A welcome rollback on coal-fired power

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement that Pakistan would seek to take a step back from its recent policy of promoting coal-fired power...

The economics of a greener coal in Thar Coalfields

Coal may be the dirtiest fuel, but there exist several viable options to continue using indigenous coal while reducing carbon emissions

The fortune at the bottom of the digital pyramid

It is time to recognise that access to the internet being equitable is good for business

Why bother with ‘targets’?

Of all the bad habits the government of Pakistan has, perhaps one of the worst is the one picked up by the...

Why Pakistan needs a national digital authentication app

In the process of solving old problems, we cannot afford to create new ones