Amer Zafar Durrani

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Amer Zafar Durrani is an acknowledged development expert who is presently involved in renewable energy and community-driven development; transport and logistics, trade facilitation, and connectivity. His experience spans over 33 years in 24 countries, of which 17 years were spent with the World Bank Group. Supported by Enclude, he is working on developing the Village Growth Accelerator Program (VGAP) which looks as accelerating villages’ clusters into conurbations- 100 cities of 100,000 by 2050. For enabling this he has launched IdeaGist Pakistan- bringing the world’s largest virtual incubator to Pakistan’s growing incubation and innovation entrepreneurial eco-system.

Journey ends for “Naya Pakistan”: 2019 year of Khan for all the wrong reasons

2019 - the year of speculation, the MIG of Abhinadhan, the fall of the democratic god, Fizzled Fazlu, exploding trains, and still, Imran.As I...

Naya Pakistan, Imran, chaos, happiness, Saudis, xenophobia, riches, pigs and taxes; let 2019 begin!

Amer Zafar Durrani |Friends, foes, and people! Welcoming 2019 and leaving 2018 behind, I cannot think of a single event that mattered more than...

Fawad Khan still a ‘hot potato’ of Bollywood

News Desk | Indian Filmmaker, Shonali Bhose expressed her wish to cast Pakistan's Fawad Khan in her next film but says she cannot...

China drowns out critics of lifetime Xi Presidency

AFP | China's propaganda machine kicked into overdrive on Tuesday to defend the Communist Party's move to lift term limits for President Xi Jinping as...

PML-N cannot remain in the name of a disqualified person: PAT tells ECP

News Analysis | An application submitted by the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Advocate Makhdoom Muhammad Niaz Inqilabi to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has...

India mourns Bollywood’s Sridevi after reported bathtub drowning

AFP | India Monday mourned Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor after her death in Dubai aged just 54, as police in the emirate said...

Pakistan will have to pay for Kashmir attack: India

News Analysis | On February 13 2018, India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman passed a statement in the backdrop of a suspected militant attack on Monday...

Sindh government ignores sugarcane woes, organizes seminar for farm owners.

News Analysis | A seminar is being organized by the Sindh Enterprise Development Fund, as the seventh installment of the Livestock Dairy...

Army chief and PM express solidarity with Kashmir

News Analysis | Showing complete solidarity with the Kashmir, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Monday that the struggle of Kashmiris...

India’s bid to isolate Pakistan

Asif Haroon Raja | After the false flag operation in Mumbai on November 26th, 2008, India blamed Pakistan, ISI and Hafiz Saeed led...

Why did Pakistan refuse EU grant for support of electoral process?

News Analysis | Pakistan has refused a European (EU) grant of €15 million proposed for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and election monitoring...

Is Nawaz right to lash out at Imran on PTI “incompetence” in Peshawar?

News Analysis |Ousted Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz roared in Peshawar at the rally held near motorway toll...

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