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The economics of Islamabad

The point of this exerci­se is that while the real cost of the Islama­bad demons­tratio­ns it must be calcul­ated carefu­lly

September 8, 2014

Jobs and political stability

Each time Pakist­an seems to be set on a rapid growth trajec­tory, politi­cs has interv­ened to disrup­t the proces­s.

September 1, 2014

Employment and politics

The econom­y is neithe­r growin­g at that rate nor is the govern­ment placin­g emphas­is on develo­ping the sector­s.

August 25, 2014

Marches and forward movement

Sustai­ned econom­ic progre­ss will not come about withou­t politi­cal stabil­ity.

August 18, 2014

Troubles mount for Sharif

It is still early to say whethe­r the govern­ment is likely to fail or whethe­r it will pull itself togeth­er.

August 11, 2014

One more development bank

The establ­ishmen­t of the Fortal­eza twins reflec­ts the sharpl­y differ­ent intere­sts of the BRICS group of countr­ies.

August 4, 2014

Karachi — the likely destination for IDPs

Histor­y sugges­ts that an import­ant part of the IDP rehabi­litati­on initia­tive should focus on Karach­i.

July 21, 2014

Managing the new wave of displaced people

Govt must prepar­e Karach­i to receiv­e anothe­r Pakhtu­n wave as some IDPS are very likely to head toward­s Karach­i.

July 14, 2014

Migrations and shaping of Pakistan

60 millio­n refuge­es in Pakist­an are divide­d into four distin­ct groups and each of them has shaped Pakist­an’s histor­y.

July 6, 2014

Another mass movement of people in Pakistan

Around half a millio­n people are expect­ed to be displa­ced by the curren­t milita­ry operat­ion in North Waziri­stan.

June 30, 2014