Perspectives

Kardeş: The origins of Pakistan-Turkiye brotherhood

Kardeş: The origins of Pakistan-Turkiye brotherhood

Why do Pakistanis like Turkey so much? The bond between Turkey and Pakistan is much deeper than you might imagine. Travelers from Pakistan visiting international destinations...

INTERVIEW WITH CEO Telenor Microfinance Bank / Easypaisa

INTERVIEW WITH CEO Telenor Microfinance Bank / Easypaisa

Mohammad Mudassar Aqil, CEO, Telenor Microfinance Bank/Easypaisa, is an accomplished executive with over 21 years of banking experience in the US and Pakistan with demonstrable...

Consumers Taken for a Ride!  Uber Got Nod from CCP to Acquire Careem

Consumers Taken for a Ride! Uber Got Nod from CCP to Acquire Careem

The Competition Commission of Pakistan (“the Commission”) was established, in October 2007, with the objective to “maintain and enhance competition.” This simple and clear mandate...

PTIs’ Construction Package: Not a Silver Bullet!

PTIs’ Construction Package: Not a Silver Bullet!

PTI's incumbent government assumed office in July 2018 with many tall promises on their election manifesto and obviously, the slogans must have attracted masses to...

The urgent need for Judicial Reforms in Pakistan

The urgent need for Judicial Reforms in Pakistan

Democracy is based on liberal constitutionalism. It needs a well-established constitutional and legal system that recognises civil and political rights, equality of all citizens irrespective...

Lockdown is a buzzword

Lockdown is a buzzword

Could lockdowns be worse than doing nothing? We start from basic principles. Before arguing for or against it, we need to understand the purpose of a...

Unlocking Economic Value: Why it Matters More than Ever Now?

Unlocking Economic Value: Why it Matters More than Ever Now?

In a speech made to the House of Commons a little more than a century ago, Winston Churchill spoke of the significance of land, “It...

What is holding Pakistan back from growth? The Elite Capture.

What is holding Pakistan back from growth? The Elite Capture.

The rich-poor divide has widened in Pakistan over the past few years. This document tries to examine the root cause of this divide and sheds...

These Pakistani’s launched Pakistan’s first real-time online shopping search engine

These Pakistani’s launched Pakistan’s first real-time online shopping search engine

In this time era, where the world being badly preoccupied with the unfortunate impact of corona crisis, where people have been advised to stay confined...

Sugar Industry: A case of Policy and Institutional Failure

Sugar Industry: A case of Policy and Institutional Failure

  Dr. Mahmood Ahmad, Visiting Researcher, Center for Water Informatics and Technology (WIT)/Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS) and Senior Policy Officer, FAO Regional Office, Cairo (Retired). ...

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