Rooting for the uprooted

If we look at today's tech driven world, there are thousands of very successful Sheikh Chillis around us. Sheikh Chilli was a dreamer not a loser!

Disrupt or Be Disrupted

The human mind is trained to visualise linear developments and finds it difficult to estimate exponential possibilities which emanate from technology. Such...

Why are we subsidizing car-use?

When I write about going high, everyone responds, “what about parking?” My response “we don’t need parking!” is met with shock. We are...

The strange tale of a Sindhi folk song and CPEC

“Ho Jamalo, Wa Wah Jamalo” are words that have been ringing in my ears for over three decades.  But it was only...

Our exchange rate policy

The rupee declined sharply against the US dollar during intraday trading Wednesday and no explanation and little rationale has been provided by the central...

Business begins at home

It is high time we shift our diplomatic focus to our own businessmen in order to achieve desired objectives of attracting foreign investors

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...

Technology Vs Crime

Technology has dramatically changed how we connect and socialize today. The associated communication revolution like communication mobility and social media revolution has...

How do consultants, donors and Pakistani ministries solve problems?

The flood of 2010 showed me (I was Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commision then) how dysfunctional policy was in Pakistan and...

An annoying blend of oddities!

Commercial business activity, encompassing all economic and monetary pursuits, from delivering a newspaper to managing a multimillion rupee company in Pakistan, is...

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...

The utilities must transform

If you live in Pakistan and have recently received your gas bill, I bet you are fuming (pun intended). Gas consumers have...

Financial inclusivity: Where does Pakistan stand?

Pakistan is a lower middle-income economy, located in the heart of South Asia, with a GDP estimated at $284 Billion (2016), and...

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...

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FBR to recommend amendment in Income Tax Ordinance over remittances

ISLAMABAD: Taking measures in response to a plea of an overseas citizen of Pakistan seeking benefits of certain provision of Income Tax Ordinance 2001...

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DISCOs caused Rs78bn losses in FY19

ISLAMABAD: Power distributing companies (DISCOs) have caused around Rs78,418 million worth heavy loss to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), as approximately 4,975...