Dr Abdur Rehman Cheema

Tenants have no way out

If the crop fails, the tenant remains in debt. As a result, he keeps borrowing from the landlord until the next crop Updated Jan 21, 2019 09:01am

The rural face of poverty

Govt's mainstream youth initiatives have an urban bias, are unlikely to reduce extreme poverty and urban-rural divide. Updated Dec 03, 2018 08:20am

CPEC SEZs: myth and reality

The idea of SEZs to increase GDP, create jobs, promote trade and foreign direct investment is easier said than done Updated Jun 21, 2017 05:21pm

CPEC: overlooked opportunities

Within the CPEC framework, hardly any attention has been paid to leveraging this economic opportunity for building the Published Mar 06, 2017 07:08am

Microfinance — why poor miss out

Many microfinance banks serve the relatively less poor for a number of reasons: strict eligibility standards and a bias Published Oct 10, 2016 06:04am

Big gap in financial services

The government has only one crop loan insurance scheme in place. Those who do not avail loan remain out of the ambit Published Feb 01, 2016 06:56am

Language as an economics tool

The promotion and teaching of foreign languages, along with other professional traits. Published Dec 21, 2015 06:52am

Climate change and malnutrition

Climate change is putting human security in terms of food and calorie availability and consumption at risk, especially Published Aug 03, 2015 06:57am