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M Ziauddin

Opinion

Water economy

ARTICLE: As much as half the world's water supply is being stolen, with agriculture responsible for much of that,...
Published 16 Sep, 2020 02:46am
Opinion

The age of geo-economics

ARTICLE: Pakistan's economy needs to grow at an annual average rate of at least 10 per cent of the GDP over the next...
Published 09 Sep, 2020 02:38am
Opinion

A new window of opportunities

ARTICLE: While Tehran's new strategic partnership with Beijing (a 25-year $400b arrangement) will give the Chinese a...
Published 02 Sep, 2020 02:42am
Opinion

The virtuous cycle

ARTICLE: With the Covid-19 curve seemingly well on course to flattening it is but natural for the PTI-led coalition...
Published 19 Aug, 2020 02:45am
Opinion

Digital food for thought

ARTICLE: The world is said to be producing plenty of food, still the number of undernourished has been rising since...
Published 12 Aug, 2020 02:58am
Opinion

Double trouble?

ARTICLE: Oil prices are tumbling not because of supply glut but because its demand is plummeting. There is virtually...
Published 05 Aug, 2020 03:00am
Opinion

'Unbundling corruption'

ARTICLE: Generally, white collar crimes are difficult to solve. In fact, it becomes almost an insurmountable...
Published 15 Jul, 2020 02:43am
Opinion

Debt suspension initiative

ARTICLE: Pakistan hopes to a make a potential saving of $ 2.7 billion or nearly 1% of 2019 GDP, as the Paris Club,...
Published 01 Jul, 2020 03:09am
Opinion

Mother of all corruption

ARTICLE: Sugar scandal. Atta crisis. Petrol emergency. And many more such outrageous market manipulations are in the...
Published 24 Jun, 2020 03:13am
Opinion

Budgeting for a federation

ARTICLE: The Budget proposals for the next fiscal year read like a statement of hope written with fingers crossed....
Published 17 Jun, 2020 02:50am
Opinion

The Great Reset agenda

ARTICLE: In every crisis, there is an opportunity. And there is certainly a godsent opportunity in the Covid-19...
Published 10 Jun, 2020 03:05am
Opinion

Housing - a fundamental human right

Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes the right to housing as part of the right to an adequate standard of living. Article 11(1) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) also guarantees th
Published 27 May, 2020 12:06am
Opinion

Food security in the age of Covid-19

There never was any lockdown in the country's agricultural sector. And from the way the NCC and NCOC have been carrying out, their respective efforts over the last two months at meeting the challenges of Covid-19, it appears that for lack of enough testin
Published 20 May, 2020 12:05am
Opinion

Budgeting for a life with Covid-19

Two of the major burdens on the forthcoming federal budget are likely to be relatively lighter compared to what successive budgets had to bear under these heads over the last many decades. The first is the foreign debt, part of which, thanks to Covid-19,
Published 13 May, 2020 12:07am