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ARTICLE: Pakistan is world's sixth largest country based on population; 60 percent of its population is under the age of 25. To gainfully employ this youth bulge almost 2.5 to 3 million new jobs are n...
ARTICLE: Either our Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan is out of touch with reality or prefers to see things as he wants them to be seen rather than as they are. Why else would he defend violen...
ARTICLE: The Asia-Pacific region is at a turning point in its energy trajectory. The energy solutions that have fuelled growth in the region over the past few decades are no longer compatible with the...
ARTICLE: "I propose that lawyers who defend politicians accused of some hanky-panky...""Hanky-panky?""The origin is English as opposed to American English and means dishonesty or suspicious activity a...
It becomes a real challenge to craft an export-led economy for a country suffering from limited exportable surpluses, that too mostly raw materials such as cotton and leather and very low value-addition products such as yarn and at best towels and bed-wear. Pakistan is one such country. Over the last 70 years, Pakistan's official economic managers and its private sector have in their respective ways failed to enhance qualitatively - as well as quantitatively - the list of its exportable surpluses.
The 'export package', in the works for months, finally got unwrapped last week. For the PM it was an occasion to remind the doubting Thomases of the economic turn-around. He spent more time recounting his government's achievements than what the package will do for exports that the Strategic Trade Policy Framework (STPF) didn't.
The US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have got off to a rocky start but his impending departure has sparked a wave of nostalgia and trepidation in Berlin. As Donald Trump threatens to upend the pillars of the post-war order, few cities have historically symbolised the strength of the transatlantic bond more than the reunified German capital, where Obama held the biggest rally of his 2008 watershed campaign.