Should we have a Planning Commission?

Kh Asif with his caustic remark “if here had been a Planning commission then, Taj Mahal would not be built!’ I am glad that...

Daronomics and its aftershocks

A familiar mess that the PTI has inherited

Corrupting power

Pakistan’s energy crisis remains an issue that several governments have failed to tackle during their reign over the nation. The state of affairs of...

What makes Pakistan plump for IMF time and time again?

Pakistan has been approaching International Monitoring Fund (IMF), intermittently, since 1988. The last programme was successfully completed during the period 2013-16. However, within a...

The Future of Water in Pakistan

By Rimsha ZahidIn Pakistan’s agro-based economy, where agricultural production depends largely on irrigated areas, watersheds and their management can have significant positive impact on...

Our unsavoury grocery trip

I remember my mother used to say, “Eat a good meal first and then go to the grocery store.” I learnt the sagacity of...

Dollar brawler

Ever wondered why the rupee quotes at 108.20 or 110 and not at Rs120 or Rs125 to a dollar? It’s not much different from...

The Return of the Stay at Home Mom!

 While all the other little girls played with Barbies and doll houses, this peculiar one dreamt of the stars and the galaxy and her...

Pakistan looking into the sun

Pakistan entered the realms of solar power generation as late as in the year 2012, a very delayed development for a country in which...

Pakistan needs to get out of the comfort zone, end cycle of borrowing

Pakistan is stuck in a repeated cycle of borrowing to pay back money it already owes to other countries. The scary part - it seems like it has become too comfortable with it.

Could Pakistan be on the verge of an internet blackout?

The curse of slow internet speeds and complaints about it seem to be a daily ritual here in Pakistan. Open social media websites like...

10 facts about milk that you should know

A huge public debate about milk quality has been raging in recent months. A lot of confusion and doubts spread through the mass media...

Careem plots move into delivery sector, will this strategy crystallize?

Pakistan’s technology sector remains nascent, but dynamics of the industry will follow global patterns and see replication at a scale which could be unprecedented...

Renewed beginnings

The 2013 National Power Policy was basically two-pronged: eliminate an average power shortfall of 5,000MW and make sure it’s done with tangible improvement in...

The year in energy

The year 2017 was touted as one of development for the energy sector of Pakistan, with several energy projects progressing and also receiving approval....

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Air France mulls returning to Pakistan after 11 years: minister

Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan revealed on Friday that after witnessing a conducive business environment, Air France was planning to resume its service in...

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World needs Huawei’s ‘advanced’ technology, founder of Chinese telecom giant says

The normally media-shy Huawei founder has been forced to step into the limelight in recent months as the company has come under increasing pressure over espionage concerns and the U.S.-led campaign to persuade other countries to ban its technology