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Ritualistic budgets and fruitless debates

Ritualistic budgets and fruitless debates

Dr Ikramul Haq

Budget 2017-18, based on market-driven economic model and lacking redistributive fiscal policies, is bound to widen already terrifying rich-poor di ...

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Restricting school teaching to women

Restricting school teaching to women

Dr Hazir Ullah

Of the 72,110 teachers who are serving in 23,000 primary schools across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), currently 45,525 are men and 26,585 women. But the ...

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I am in pain

I am in pain

Shaukat Qadir

I try not to get emotional about my country and the institution I served for most of my life. Despite my best efforts, occasionally, I do. Maybe th ...

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Another budget full of ambiguities

Another budget full of ambiguities

Dr Vaqar Ahmed

Every year, the budget formulation exercise provides an opportunity to set the economy on a path of expedient structural reforms, which in turn can ...

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Skulls of straw

Skulls of straw

Raoof Hasan

“We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with stra ...

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Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry’s ‘revelations’

Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry’s ‘revelations’

Dr Imran Iqbal

In his recent address to Pakistani-Americans at a community dinner in Houston, Pakistan’s Ambassador to United States, Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, ...

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Building bridges in a troubled region

Building bridges in a troubled region

Akbar Ahmed

I first met Magnus Marsden in the 1990s in Cambridge, where I had been the Iqbal Fellow (Chair of Pakistan Studies) and based at Selwyn College. I ...

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More power to women

More power to women

Shahnawaz Sarmad

The results of the 2017 census are expected to come by the end of July. Future policies, including those concerning rights of women, will be devise ...

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Can Gwadar be like Shenzhen?

Can Gwadar be like Shenzhen?

Naveed Iftikhar

  The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is poised to boost development in Pakistan. But CPEC can substitute neither the need for ...

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Umar Akmal: not a nice kid anymore

Umar Akmal: not a nice kid anymore

B. J. Sadiq

A few years ago, just for the love of Akmal junior and his theatrical stroke play, I sang praises for him in a feature published in The Friday ...

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