IN the shadow of a half-constructed multi-story plaza between two empty plots strewn with construction rubble, sits a shabby looking shed of concrete blocks and corrugated iron roof.
Asif Saeed Memon
A NUMBER of months have now passed since the apparently coordinated attacks in Karachi and Peshawar which left five health workers and volunteers dead.
POVERTY is the major challenge faced by developing economies. It represents, simultaneously, a failure on the part of the polity to improve the stock of the least fortunate amongst us as well as a considerable drag on the further expansion of the economy.
EARLIER this year officials at the federal Ministry of Finance and the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) had a disagreement.
THEY tried devolving it but the courts and coalitionists blocked them. They’ve been starving it for funds but it still hobbles along. Now they want to bring it to heel.
THE finance minister, Dr Hafeez Shaikh, had barely completed his truncated budget speech that word spread around Islamabad about an imminent approach to the International Monetary Fund for more financing
THINGS are about to get very rocky for the PPP-led governing coalition. That is remarkable considering the last two...
A FEW days ago, President Asif Ali Zardari affixed his signature to the 18th Amendment bill. Now that the political...