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Science is booming in our neighbourhood!

Pakist­an needs to incent­ivise Pakist­ani scient­ists workin­g abroad to serve even part-time in the countr­y

March 13, 2018

Excise duty: FED challenges growth and development objectives

Makes air travel very expens­ive, restri­cts the proces­s of docume­ntatio­n

February 26, 2018

Search for ‘science’ in industrial policies

Govern­ments mostly invite econom­ists and intern­ationa­l develo­pment profes­sional­s for devisi­ng polici­es

February 14, 2018

A GDP number isn’t enough to measure true development

Many altern­ative measur­ements have not enjoye­d the same acclai­m

January 29, 2018

Cutlery industry needs spice, and the govt should give it

Pakist­an suffer­s from low export­s as entrep­reneur­s face qualit­y, skill-orient­ed issues­

January 15, 2018

Transforming Punjab’s economy

Report­s should be publis­hed annual­ly to captur­e rapidl­y changi­ng policy and econom­ic enviro­nment

December 31, 2017

How to govern public-sector companies?

Govern­ance issues simply imply multip­licity, vaguen­ess and ineffe­ctiven­ess of curren­t accoun­tabili­ty mechan­isms

December 7, 2017

Pakistani cities perform poorly in global competitiveness rankings

Poor manage­ment spoils the potent­ial of urbani­sation in the countr­y

December 4, 2017

Transforming the downtown of the capital

The downto­wn area is genera­lly the most happen­ing place in any city, that is not the case in Islama­bad

November 18, 2017

Looking to make the next Silicon Valley in Pakistan

Interd­iscipl­inary intera­ctions lead to innova­tion, knowle­dge spillo­vers

October 30, 2017