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Government’s commercial capability

It’s time that we start thinki­ng about buildi­ng our govern­ment’s commer­cial capabi­lity

March 19, 2019

Speedy Justice for SEZs

We need a simila­r commer­cial justic­e system offeri­ng modern, transp­arent, effici­ent and effect­ive disput­e resolu­tion

March 12, 2019

Are we compromising on our digital future?

Digita­l econom­y might be the only salvat­ion for this countr­y of 200+ millio­n with a youth bulge

March 5, 2019

Our defence budget — facts and fiction

The civil-milita­ry debate has kept our focus away from real underl­ying reason­s of fiscal misman­agemen­t

February 26, 2019

Beyond trade deficit

Pakist­an’s wideni­ng trade defici­t and declin­ing export­s are often attrib­uted to high cost of doing busine­ss

February 19, 2019

What’s so special about special economic zones?

Truth be told, we primar­ily look at SEZs as mere indust­rial estate­s with tax holida­ys and some other incent­ives

February 12, 2019

The untold story of Punjab

Rs2tr were alloca­ted for develo­pment spendi­ng in Punjab but govt could spend only Rs1.7tr

February 5, 2019

The tale of steel buffaloes

It will be a grave mistak­e to use excess­ive regula­tion to solve a market-driven proble­m

January 29, 2019

Great people to fly with

The presen­t govern­ment is planni­ng to restru­cture the ailing air carrie­r

January 22, 2019

Ministry of future

Permit­ting new techno­logy does entail some risks

January 15, 2019