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Nasir Iqbal
Nasir Iqbal

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

  • 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...

  • September 27, 2017

    Institutional poverty

    Eradication of extreme poverty and hunger was the first millennium development goal agreed by all the member states of the UN in 1990 with a target...

  • June 06, 2017

    The optimal level

    According to Vision 2025, the fiscal deficit should be less than four percent of the GDP to achieve macroeconomic stability – which is a...

  • February 17, 2017

    Kite flying, police action & parents’ woes

    The Basant is a seasonal festival particularly in the Punjab region. This biggest festival known as Jashn-e-Baharaan is held in February and...

  • November 08, 2016

    The visa trade

    Pakistan has a long history of labour migration. According to the Bureau of Emigration & Overseas Employment , more than 9.46 million Pakistani...