logistic

April Editorial periscope: Afghanistan & Pakistan’s logistic nightmare

Editorial Periscope | March 2020 As we were rushing to print, United States, under Trump, managed to achieve something that had bedevilled three administrations and...
Peace

Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan

Peace Agreement signed in Doha between the US and Taliban is certainly historic and a moral victory for Pakistan. But New Delhi is bound...
Economy Pakistan

Pakistan’s Unusual and Unprecedented Food Inflation – What is driving it?

Let’s try and analyze what exactly is causing the current economic impasse: rising unemployment coupled with un-tame able inflation, especially in food items? Surprisingly,...
Media

Controlling Dissent or Regulating Digital Media?

PTI govt’s secretive attempt to introduce a new law to regulate social media has created a huge backlash not only across the country, but...
logistics

Pakistan’s Logistics Nightmare: Years of Neglect & Shortsightedness

Transport and logistics are considered backbone of a modern economy but in Pakistan this sector (13% of GDP) suffers from severe challenges of underdevelopment...
CPEC

CPEC: Potential Impact on Pakistan’s Logistics Industry

CPEC, has now entered its second phase with emphasis on industrial relocation and creation of Special Economic Zones (SEZs); this has huge potential for...
National Logistics Cell

National Logistic Cell: Ready to embrace new challenges of Pakistan’s evolving industrial and trade...

DG NLC, Maj. Gen. Asim Iqbal, Hilal-e-Imtiaz & Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Military), brings a remarkable combination of education and professional experiences to his assignments as head...
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Special Economic Zones – A Global Overview

With progress of CPEC Phase-II, given China’s declared policy of Industrial Relocation, Pakistan is working energetically on creating new Special Economic Zones (SEZs) like...
Climate change

Climate Change and Mismanagement of water resources in Agriculture sector

As the World Water day approaches on March 22nd, it is pertinent to bring attention to this shared resource in Pakistan. This year’s theme,...
public hanging

Public Hangings: Draconian or Necessary Evil

After the non-binding resolution passed by the National Assembly in February calling for public hanging, sponsored by Ali Mohammad Khan, state minister for Parliamentary...
public hanging

Public Hangings: Violation of Human Dignity

The resolution passed by the National Assembly in early February 2020, calling for the public hanging of convicted child killers and rapists, created quite...
dignity

Child abuse & Public Hanging: Whose dignity matters?

The past several years have seen a continuous surge in shocking and ghastly cases of child abuse in Pakistan. In February, the National Assembly...
Islamabad

Islamabad: Safer than London, Paris and Sydney?

With an ascension of 69 spots in the latest list of World Crime Index, Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad has now become one of the safest...
Women Development

March 8 International Women’s Day

Why is it essential to have a separate Women Development ministry? According to the 2017 census, women are 49 percent of Pakistan’s population – yet...
1917

1917 Movie: Great Piece of Art and Epic Storytelling

Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes returns with a harrowing film set in World War I that recounts the story told by his grandfather. The...
Frozen

Can Frozen 2 Become Highest Animated Grosser?

When the first Frozen hit theatres in 2013, it was unfathomable to think it would go on to become the highest-grossing animated picture of...
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Poor Zindagi Tamasha and Weak Censorship Board

For a while now, there has been debate over the kinds of content that is befitting of censorship in Pakistan. While our censorship board...

Digital Magazine

In conversation with China’s outgoing Ambassador Yao Jing

H.E Ambassador Yao Jing was China's 17th Ambassador to Pakistan (2017-2020). During his tenure, CPEC strengthened and consolidated and moved into PhaseII. His ceaseless...