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Wednesday April 24, 2024
Engr. Hussain Ahmad Siddiqui

  • April 08, 2024

    Potential markets

    Due to armed conflicts in Sudan, once the largest country in Africa, its economy is in disarray, with a projected shrinkage of 28 percent in 2024....

  • April 01, 2024

    Lofty goals

    Ministry of Commerce, under the auspices of the caretaker government, has formulated a five-year strategy aimed at bolstering Pakistan’s exports...

  • March 25, 2024

    Technology for development

    In recent years, Pakistan has undergone a significant technological transformation, marking a journey towards innovation and digitalization. From...

  • March 11, 2024

    Trade potential

    Pakistan’s international trade volume remains significantly below its potential, a concern underscored by the figures from the fiscal year ending...

  • March 04, 2024

    Restoring renewable energy

    Pakistan continues to grapple with an energy crisis characterized by persistent shortages of gas and electricity nationwide. This has led to...

  • February 26, 2024

    Capacity up, sales down

    Pakistan's cement industry is underpinned by abundant indigenous raw materials, boasting 26 operational plants with a combined annual installed...

  • February 19, 2024

    Poverty paradox

    Pakistan currently grapples with the daunting challenge of widespread poverty, a problem that persists despite the professed commitment of...

  • January 22, 2024

    Sustainable future

    The global cement industry currently commands a substantial $406 billion, and it is anticipated to expand to $545 billion by the year 2030. Global...

  • January 15, 2024

    Challenges and charms

    “Tourism brings progress. As one of the biggest sectors in the global economy, it has great power to bridge cultures, generate new opportunities,...

  • January 01, 2024

    The dormant giant

    On December 22, 2023, the Senate Standing Committee on Industries and Production discussed the challenges being faced by the Pakistan Steel Mills ...

  • December 25, 2023

    Rails to resurgence

    “Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance” — Lisa Murkowski

  • December 11, 2023

    Uncertain future

    Pakistan boasts extensive oil and gas resources, predominantly situated in Balochistan, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as per various studies...

  • December 04, 2023

    Empowering SMEs

    Small and Medium Enterprises play a pivotal role in most economies, particularly in developing countries. They constitute the majority of...

  • November 13, 2023

    Uncertain future

    The future of Pakistan Steel Mills remains uncertain, reminiscent of its position in 2015. Unfortunately, the caretaker government has declared PSM...

  • November 06, 2023

    Engine of growth

    The engineering and capital goods industry play a pivotal role in shaping the trajectory of global economies, fostering innovation, and supporting...

  • October 30, 2023

    Prioritise industrialisation

    Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar ul Haq Kakar, although not mandated to address long-standing issues, has undertaken various measures to revitalize...

  • October 23, 2023

    Economic potential

    Lithium, a strategic metal renowned for its diverse applications across various industries, holds substantial deposits within Pakistan that present...

  • October 16, 2023

    Manufacturing momentum

    “For developing countries aiming to maintain growth while sustaining job creation, manufacturing offers an opportunity not only to rebalance the...

  • October 09, 2023

    A sinking industry

    Like many other industries in Pakistan today, which heavily rely on imports, the shipbreaking or ship-recycling sector also faces operational and...

  • September 18, 2023

    Myriad challenges

    Industrialization in Pakistan grapples with a multitude of challenges spanning technological, managerial, financial, marketing, and governmental...

  • September 11, 2023

    Hydropower on canals

    Renewable Energy is projected to dominate the global energy scene within a decade or so. Global supply of renewable energy rose by 8pc in 2022 in...

  • August 21, 2023

    Prospects and pitfalls

    The long-awaited Petroleum Refining Policy, known as the Pakistan Oil Refining Policy for New/Greenfield Refineries 2023, the initial draft of which...

  • August 14, 2023

    From neglect to prosperity

    Pakistan is endowed with enormous wealth of mineral resources that present extensive potential for playing a critical role in achieving...

  • August 07, 2023

    Credit crunch

    Pakistan’s domestic credit to private sector in terms of percentage to the Goss domestics product has been persistently declining for the last 37...

  • July 31, 2023

    Unlocking potential

    The Pakistan Investment Policy 2023 has been announced at an opportune time when the country, in the wake of a prevalent economic recession, badly...

  • July 24, 2023

    Achieving self-reliance

    Power Policy IGCEP 2022-2031 has envisaged to add electricity generation installed capacity of 27,449–MW to the system by the end of ten-year plan...

  • July 17, 2023

    High demand, low supply

    Against a target of exporting one-million workers annually, Pakistan’s export of manpower has been to the level of just 372,000 during July...

  • July 10, 2023

    Lights out

    Once again, the country is in the grip of long and persistent loadshedding of electricity across the country for the past few weeks, though recent...

  • July 03, 2023

    Revamping Tarbela powerhouse

    Pakistan and the USA have signed, on June 7, an agreement under which the USA will provide, through the USAID , $445.6 million for supporting...

  • June 26, 2023

    Self-reliance

    In recent years, Pakistan has proudly and progressively joined the group of selected countries that produce structure, equipment, and components for...

  • June 12, 2023

    Ambitious plan

    Pakistan plans to gradually reduce its dependence on fossil fuels for power generation and to progressively shift to utilising renewable energy...

  • June 05, 2023

    Industrial regression

    Industrial development in Pakistan has been declining for the second consecutive year, having registered negative growth of 2.94 percent during the...

  • May 22, 2023

    Performance of SOEs

    The government plans to gradually off-load the majority of existing State-Owned Enterprises that number about 212, to restructure the remaining...

  • May 15, 2023

    A path to economic recovery

    At this critical juncture when the country faces deep economic, fiscal, social and environmental crises it is imperative to adopt a short-term plan...

  • May 08, 2023

    Privatising SOEs

    Analysing Pakistan’s economy, the World Bank expects it to grow by only 0.4 percent in the current fiscal year ending June 30, due to a variety...

  • April 17, 2023

    Unfulfilled promises

    Pakistan, a country of 230 million, remains among the top ten nations with lowest energy consumption per capita, which is one of the key indicators...

  • April 10, 2023

    Managing the industry

    The best-seller “Jack Welch and the GE Way” is the story of the innovative leadership of Jack Welsh, Chairman and Chief Executive of General...

  • February 13, 2023

    Forced labour

    On January 16, a dozen global human rights experts, associated with the United Nations Human Rights Council, raised serious concerns on the alarming...

  • January 30, 2023

    Economics of Austerity

    Textile is the country’s single largest industry. Yet it is almost totally dependent on imported machinery, equipment, accessories and spares. The...

  • January 23, 2023

    Workplace safety

    April 18 is observed annually as the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, jointly promoted by the United Nations and the International Labour...

  • January 16, 2023

    Battle from below

    The beginning of the new year has brought good news for the Pakistani workers in general and for the miners in particular as the government has...

  • January 09, 2023

    Energy plan

    Pakistan’s energy sector is in shambles. Resultantly, there is a massive shortage of gas supplies across the country and large-scale electricity...

  • December 19, 2022

    A disaster in the making

    An abnormal increase in water leakage was observed on July 4 in the powerhouse of the 969-MW power plant, located in Muzaffarabad area in Azad Jammu...

  • December 05, 2022

    The Export Crisis

    Pakistan’s total exports of goods and services remain stagnant at average around $30 billion annually for the last ten years. In spite of tall...

  • November 28, 2022

    Bumpy ride

    The country is facing a lingering economic crisis that is particularly adversely impacting industrial activities, and there seems to be no respite...

  • November 21, 2022

    Deepening crisis

    Engineering industry, which includes production of iron& steel, machinery & equipment, electrical & electronic goods, and transport vehicles, is in...

  • November 07, 2022

    Grand projects

    Saudi Arabia has decided to revive its proposal to establish an oil refinery and petrochemical complex in Gwadar, Balochistan with heavy investment....

  • October 17, 2022

    Gold resources

    Pakistan has significant deposits of precious metal gold worth billions of dollars, besides other high-value mineral resources. There are two major...

  • September 12, 2022

    Fresh perspective

    Pakistan has become the first victim of global climate change. Heavy rainfalls during the past three months coupled with melting of glaciers, have...

  • August 15, 2022

    No light matters

    In a major development, the government plans to use indigenous Thar coal, instead of imported coal, for generation of 3,960MW.