Category Archives: Pakistan Economic Policies

Why the left was lost

“Shah Mehmood Qureshi epitomizes all forms of exploitation, including economic, social and spiritual ….. Qureshi may have inherited the land, but how can anyone inherit spirituality?” – Karamat Ali, PILER “The Left cannot join hands with PTI because of the basic difference … Continue reading

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Everyone’s share of the pie

October 16, 2014 By NAJMA SADEQUE A new, hopefully honest, government will find its hands full. Apart from dealing with feudalism, monopolies and cartels, unwarranted privatization, corruption, kickbacks, commissions, ‘bhatha’, they’ll also face widespread grinding poverty. Even if solutions are … Continue reading

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Loans alone won’t do it

By Najma Sadeque Published: June 12, 2014 The Youth Loan Scheme — like previous hare-brained taxi and laptop ones — suggests that it’s geared only to urban and (somewhat) educated classes. But what about those whose parents couldn’t afford to educate them? What … Continue reading

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