Zaheer Ahmed Khan

Professionals lament govt failure

Professionals lament govt failure

PROFESSIONALS have lamented the failures of the successive governments in bringing down the poverty rate, which... Published 13 Sep, 2015 06:50am
Trade leaders blame social divide

Trade leaders blame social divide

DIVISIVE tendencies in any society can only cause harm. With political parties having formed their own wings in... Updated 22 Mar, 2015 11:40am

Labour in a limbo

KARACHI: In the wake of the GSP+ status, labour laws have all of a sudden become a relevant issue for the state and... Published 09 Mar, 2014 08:14am

Transport and turnout

TRANSPORTERS, contestants and constituents, especially the elderly and the womenfolk, question the logic behind the restriction placed by the ECP on the use of transport by candidates for bringing voters to polling Published 11 May, 2013 07:55am

Social sector gets due attention

KARACHI: Being a signatory to International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions, Pakistan is supposed to provide social security to its citizens by providing them unemployment benefits as well as old-age and Published 14 Apr, 2013 08:42am
Engineers, doctors lack economic insight

Engineers, doctors lack economic insight

Though they don’t show much understanding of the technicalities of monetary policy and how it differs from fiscal management, teachers, engineers and doctors – the professionals among us – do have much Published 02 Dec, 2012 03:06am

Nothing but a dream, say politicians

KARACHI: Major political parties blame corruption, mismanagement, favouritism and lack of vision on the part of the government which together leads to growth in poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, disease and hunger. Published 30 Oct, 2012 12:10am

Japanese firm sees no fresh investment

ABU DHABI, April 16: A Japanese manufacturer of home appliances has linked company’s future investment plans for Pakistan to stability and improved security environment. Published 17 Apr, 2012 12:20am

Land, labour reforms direly needed

KARACHI Labour leaders call for implementation of proposed land reforms, government investment in public works and... Published 12 Apr, 2009 12:00am

Power failures irk shoppers

KARACHI, Sept 27: Fragile KESC system, which often breaks down in this cosmopolitan city, increased consumption of... Published 28 Sep, 2008 12:00am

Stress on increasing farm productivity

KARACHI, May 31: The State Bank of Pakistan said on Saturday that the water shortage seen in Rabi FY08 is likely to... Published 01 Jun, 2008 01:00am

Transport to cost fortunes

KARACHI: Hundreds of thousands of vehicles, including costly private cars, rented coasters and Suzuki pickups,... Published 17 Feb, 2008 12:00am

PML-Q quiet on inflation

PRICES of milk, cooking oil, ghee, wheat, sugar, egg, meat and grains have seen a tremendous increase during the ... Published 21 Dec, 2007 12:00am