Saturday September 23, 2023
Dr Sania Nishtar
Dr Sania Nishtar

  • September 03, 2023

    Price of electricity is price of misgovernance

    In July this year, the outgoing federal cabinet approved a 25.5 per cent increase in the base electricity tariff. The decision’s impact resulted...

  • July 25, 2023

    The population denominator

    Earlier this month, on July 11, the world commemorated World Population Day. To mark the occasion, the Supreme Court hosted a conference to...

  • July 07, 2023

    Where no questions are asked

    In Pakistan, polarization and rhetoric are at their peak and many conflicts abound whilst a terrifying brain drain and flight of capital are...

  • June 20, 2023

    What the budget should have been

    The welfare component in the budget must be viewed in the context of the prevailing economic situation in the country, which has brought immense...

  • May 27, 2023

    Who suffers if Pakistan defaults?

    While politicians and economists debate on talk shows and twitter over the inevitability or impossibility of a potential default, millions of...

  • May 13, 2023

    A crisis can be an opportunity

    I hope that the situation Pakistan is currently witnessing will be the worst it gets, with no further escalation. We were already facing a crippling...

  • May 06, 2023

    Wheat policy imperatives

    Wheat has been in the spotlight lately for two reasons: news of a bumper crop and, that notwithstanding, fears of impending shortage due to hoarding...

  • April 27, 2023

    Flood funds and telethons

    The 2022 monsoon season “on steroids” left in its wake widespread destruction, submerging one third of the country under water, with over half...

  • March 24, 2023

    Subsidy gone wrong

    The interim governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have recently launched a free atta initiative. Rs53 billion worth of free atta is meant to...

  • February 21, 2023

    Targeting subsidies

    While headlines are dominated by the politics of power, a significant proportion of the country’s population is struggling to put food on the...