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State Bank Pakistan reports decline in Foreign Direct Investment

News Analysis | Foreign direct investment (FDI) has witnessed a drop of 3 % during the first seven months of this fiscal year, according to...

Pakistani businessmen worry about Chinese takeover after CPEC

News Analysis | Shedding light on the immediate external liabilities as a significant challenge, Pakistan Business Council (PBC) this week called for a measured recon...

Pakistan’s budget deficit could expand due to election spending

News Analysis | The World Bank, on Wednesday, warned Pakistan that its budget deficit may increase due to weak tax revenues, expenditure escalation and increasing...

Food imports grow far higher than exports as year comes to...

News Analysis | Food commodities exports have surged during the past five months of the running fiscal year by 12.5 percent in a year on...

World Bank approves $825 million loan to Pakistan

News Analysis | The World Bank has granted Pakistan an $825 million loan to upgrade the energy and public finance sectors in a country that...

Kinnow exports skyrocket: Exports to Indonesia boost to $48 million

News Analysis | Export of Kinnow (citrus fruit) from Pakistan to Indonesia has surged by a staggering 150 percent to $48 million in the current...

School based budgeting is the future

Aisha Sarwari | The most critical transformation underway in the public schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa seems to be school finance reforms. Following on the footsteps...

Exploring “Sharifism”

Raja Waqas Shabbir | Get ready world, after Capitalism and Marxism; we have a new entry, "Sharifism”. While addressing a massive gathering at college ground-Abbottabad,...

The lie we tell ourselves to justify British rule

M. Usama Khawar | There's a popular narrative that floats around the subcontinent, like a safety net we revert to in times of need, that...

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Do We need to Worry about Pakistan’s Planned Troop Deployment in...

News Desk | On Friday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved the decision to send Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia under a longstanding defense cooperation between...

PadMan’s director upset that Pakistan not showing movie

PadMan director Balki says he is planning a special screening of a movie for Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai. He says that the...

Emma Watson welcomes new guidelines to tackle harassment

News Desk | On Wednesday, Feminist and Hollywood actress Emma Watson stood in support of the new guidelines developed to tackle harassment and bullying in...

Is PTI facing an existential crisis?

News Desk | Senior Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Kasuri claims that her party, PTI, is facing an existential threat. She said this while addressing...

Government sets in motion PIA privatization process

News Desk | The government of Pakistan has decided to start the long-awaited privatization of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airline (PIA). Prime Minister...

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