By Enum Naseer
It is simple economics: resources are scarce and wants are unlimited. The problem of allocation gets more serious when population growth is unchecked- as is the case in Pakistan. It is confusing hence, that no one has taken the pains to voice the issue in the mainstream media; no political party mentioned it . . . → Read More: FP Analysis: The Population Bomb
By Amanullah Khan
Zero rated interest rate needed to spur economic growth
Karachi —The unchecked population growth which needs creation of millions of job every year can only be achieved if the private sector was allowed to play a much greater role to take the GDP growth rate more than double from the . . . → Read More: Private sector can help recover Pakistan’s economy
By Maha Mussadaq
With figures of malnutrition rising every year, 50% of Pakistan’s population remains food insecure, according to the UN World Food Program (WFP).
. . . → Read More: Over 90 million Pakistanis have food insecurity
Reko Diq is a small town in Chagai District, Baluchistan located 70 kilometres northwest of Naukundi, near to the Iran-Afghan border. The town has the world’s largest Gold and Copper reserves containing 12.3 million tons of copper and 20.9 million ounces of gold in inferred and indicated resources. Rough estimates suggest that the gold and . . . → Read More: Balochistan’s Reko Diq Copper and Gold War
High food prices have crunched incomes of the poor and have helped spark instability and violence around the world
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is among the 21 nations, facing food deficiencies due to high prices while around 36 percent of the country’s population is undernourished, showed a new interactive map published by Oxfam on Wednesday.
. . . → Read More: 36 percent Pakistanis found to be undernourished: Oxfam
One in 10 of out-of-school children worldwide is from Pakistan; only 50 percent additional spending needed in education to see results in two years
Contrary to the presumption of the media, both domestic and international, the education gap in Pakistan is not actually being addressed by madressahs – only six percent of students attend Madressah, . . . → Read More: ‘Madressahs do not serve as an alternate to State-sponsored education in Pakistan’
From the very outset, let me be very clear that corruption, kickbacks, facilitation money etc are not condonable; however, being realistic, it cannot be done away so easily through either a law or simply pursuing individuals.
If one takes a rational look at things, financial corruption can be divided into two categories: where money or . . . → Read More: Corruption, a necessary evil?