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Water scarcity versus water mismanagement in Pakistan

By Sharmin Arif The water crisis in Pakistan is both a supply and a demand side issue with various contributing factors at play. On achieving...

SBP raises policy rate by 150 bps

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday raised the policy rate by 150 basis points to 10.0 percent to ensure macroeconomic stability. Issuing Monetary...

CPEC – debt trap or game changer?

By DR MANZOOR AHMAD Ever since Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, Beijing has been facing open hostility from...

An overview of political landscape of Pakistan

By Asif Haroon Raja Birth of Pakistan was seen as a miracle of the 20th century. Its survival under extreme odds was indeed a bigger miracle....

The Grey List: more trouble for Pakistan’s economy

By Adnan Aamir On 28 June, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) put Pakistan on its “Grey List”. The country now has up to 15 months to improve...

Why Is Bangladesh Booming?

By KAUSHIK BASU As a result of progressive social policies and a bit of historical luck, Bangladesh has gone from being one of the poorest...

CPEC’s Gwadar efforts pave the way for a ‘new Dubai’

Gwadar port aims to become new Dubai. For over a decade, Pakistani officials have dreamed of transforming the small but strategically located fishing port of...

A matter of inclusion

By Wajid Ali Pakistan is striving to minimise the stakes by broadly sharing the gains of economic prosperity and is trying to bring down the...

No respite in US bellicosity against Pakistan

By Asif Haroon Raja George Bush threatened Gen Musharraf that Pakistan will be pushed into Stone Age if he didn’t accept the US seven demands....

YUAN PROPOSAL PUZZLES FINANCIAL CIRCLES

By Khurram Husain THE recent announcement by Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal that all trade between China and Pakistan will now be settled in local currency,...