Together for Pakistan – rebuilding hearts and homes

The majestic Hindu Kush mountains in Chitral, northern Pakistan, supposedly a rain-shadow area, were my vacation destination this July when I witnessed a rainstorm like never before – so devastating that the road links were cut off and flights cancelled to my hometown Islamabad, forcing my friends and me to extend our ‘vacation’ by another… Read More Together for Pakistan – rebuilding hearts and homes

Protectionist Trade Policies

[Originally published in the UTrade magazine] Pakistan’s trade deficit increased by PKR 951.9 billion in the last five years: from PKR 367.6 billion in 2004-05 to PKR 1,319.6 billion in 2008-2009 , according to records available with the Federal Bureau of Statistics, Government of Pakistan. This bourgeoning trade deficit is