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Nasir Iqbal
Nasir Iqbal

The writer is the director of research at the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP)

  • November 08, 2018

    From the shadow of poverty

    Last month, the prime minister promised to launch the Poverty Alleviation Programme to achieve zero-poverty – the first goal of the sustainable...

  • October 29, 2018

    The importance of human capital

    Pakistan has shown a significant decline in poverty, from 50.4 percent in 2005-06 to 24.3 percent in 2015-16, both at the regional and national...

  • September 17, 2018

    Streamlining the EAC

    Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted the Economic Advisory Council to provide neutral and independent policy advice to the PM and the...

  • August 29, 2018

    Ten million jobs

    The provision of decent employment remains the core agenda of any government around the world. The significance of decent employment opportunities...

  • August 19, 2018

    Our safety nets

    Poverty is a multifaceted phenomenon in Pakistan. According to the Economic Survey of Pakistan 2017-18, one-fourth of the population lives below...

  • July 08, 2018

    With SC help, FIA saves Pakistan from American sanctions

    In a remarkable turn of events, the Federal Investigation Agency has saved Pakistan from crippling US sanctions by convincing the US State...

  • October 26, 2017

    Police raid snooker club, arrest 70 boys

    Rawalpindi :Banni police raided a snooker club near Banni Chowk and arrested over 70 boys who were playing snooker game on Tuesday night. On the...