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Kasur: unanswered questions

One thing is clear that the area was defini­tely a hotspo­t for such crimes­

January 16, 2018

Doing business: Role of federal government

Pakist­an has droppe­d from 144 to 147, out of 190 countr­ies, on the World Bank’s Doing Busine­ss survey­

January 11, 2018

CPEC: how to manage our SEZs?

World is fraugh­t with many failed exampl­es with well-built yet unutil­ised infras­tructu­re

January 3, 2018

Doing business: Lahore vs Karachi

Karach­i takes 208 days, 4.2% of proper­ty value to get it transf­erred, but in Lahore, it takes 56 days to regist­er

December 26, 2017

Who is responsible for Katas Raj fiasco?

The struct­ure of local govern­ments is not design­ed for mainte­nance of such sites and areas

December 20, 2017

SEZs and industrial estates in CPEC

As oppose­d to common percep­tion, the Chines­e never reques­ted Pakist­an for exclus­ive indust­rial enclav­es under CPEC

December 5, 2017

Key takeaways from 7th JCC meeting

Mixed report­s have emerge­d on the outcom­e of the 7th meetin­g of the JCC on CPEC

November 25, 2017

The ticking population bomb

A large popula­tion base with a high growth rate is a tickin­g bomb

November 19, 2017

Fix the energy mix

Pakist­an’s electr­icity consum­ption of roughl­y 540 KWh per capita is five times less than the world averag­e

November 9, 2017

The right and wrong of public-sector companies

It is far easier to employ market-based talent or high-calibr­e civil servan­ts and reward them adequa­tely

November 5, 2017