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Majyd Aziz

  • June 03, 2024

    Ratify workers’ rights

    Parliamentarians need to take the initiative to ratify three crucial International Labor Organization conventions that are essential for industrial...

  • February 13, 2023

    Learning from Vietnam

    I was a student in Midwest, USA, during 1969-73, a period that was a decisive time in the twenty years of the Vietnam War. Most of my American...

  • August 08, 2022

    Unfulfilled promise

    It was an electrifying moment. It was the last hour before the International Labor Organization International Labor Conference 2019 would end. 2019...

  • July 18, 2022

    Lessons from Bangladesh

    Three remarkable news recently emanating out of Bangladesh have been highlighted in the media and on Whatsapp Groups. The first announcement came...

  • May 16, 2022

    Determining the pay

    Minimum wage has always been a contentious and much debatable issue in industrial relations. The dispute has oscillated between employers, workers,...

  • October 18, 2021

    The wantrepreneurs

    There seems to be a shift in the career goals of new graduates. There was a time when most of the MBA graduates hoped to land a position in a bank...

  • October 11, 2021

    Transformative agenda

    Business-as-usual is no more an option for Pakistan. Years of dabbling with the economy without a formidable, sustainable, and innovative strategy,...

  • October 04, 2021

    Multiplying income sources

    Economic diversification is the process of shifting an economy away from a single income source toward multiple sources from a growing range of...

  • September 20, 2021

    Mulberry bush syndrome

    All around the mulberry bush /the monkey chased the weasel /the monkey thought it was all in good fun /pop goes the weasel.

  • September 13, 2021

    Image building

    Pakistan has a global image problem and this has to be accepted by the government as well as the citizens. Official spin doctors do attempt to craft...

  • August 16, 2021

    Own-acount workers

    According to the resolution concerning the International Classification of Status in Employment , adopted by the Fifteenth International Conference...

  • June 07, 2021

    Virus, vaccine, vitriolic

    The pandemic crisis brought pain, grief, and a new way of living for citizens around the globe. As months went by and infection and fatalities rates...

  • June 01, 2020

    The new normal

    Lockdown. Soft, smart, full. Unlike Wuhan, China or Italy, the lockdown in Pakistan has been a subject of political, social, and public controversy....

  • January 02, 2017

    Functional framework

    TRADE Pakistan's track record as a member of regional trade and cooperation blocs has been dismal and unfavourable. The country has not benefitted...

  • December 19, 2016

    Fiscal transparency

    ACCOUNTABILITY Pakistan became the 74th Member of the Open Government Partnership recently in Paris when Finance Minister Ishaq Dar signed the...

  • November 28, 2016

    Black gold of Thar

    DEVELOPMENT Pakistan has been blessed with many resources that could thrust the nation into the ranks of major developing nations, reduce...

  • November 21, 2016

    A long road to recovery

    TRADE The Strategic Trade Policy Framework 2012-15 was formulated after a reasonable evaluation and analysis of previous  STPF of 2009-12....

  • September 26, 2016

    Army, corruption and terrorism

    OPINION The definition of an army is that it is “a large organised body of armed personnel trained for war, especially on land”. The...

  • August 29, 2016

    Financing the small farmer

    FOCUS Pakistan is an acclaimed agricultural country. It is gifted with the potential of having major cash crops such as rice, wheat, cotton, and...

  • July 25, 2016

    Gridlock on the waterfront

    FOCUS Karachi is blessed with two major Ports, Karachi Port and Port Qasim, that are operating at full capacity. A modern port is designed to...

  • May 09, 2016

    Cropping cooperation

    OPINION Pakistan and Sri Lanka have a strong bilateral relationship, which is broad based and focused on many aspects such as trade, investment,...

  • February 22, 2016

    A closer look 

    Human beings have been using palm oil since 3000 BC and, in fact, everyone consumes products that have palm oil component. Palm oil is considered...

  • February 15, 2016

    A perennial deficit

    Pakistan is primarily an agriculture country.

  • January 04, 2016

    Global trade imperatives

    There is an imperative need to bring about amendments in certain State Bank of Pakistan