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Pakistan: In bad health AND getting better

Yes, Pakistan’s health is not great, and it is getting better. That has been the purpose of these articles; to realize the situation is not good and a lot needs to be done, but also acknowledge that progress is taking place over time and not all has to be raised back from the ashes. There is room for fact based optimism. Continue reading

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Pakistan: Rise and Fall of Incomes & Poverty, respectively

Now you can say that GDP per capita is the average, the increase in income actually is going to the rich, and the poor are getting poorer. But, happily, you will be incorrect. Continue reading

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Pakistan: Infant Mortality – Getting Better

Pakistan has the highest number of infant mortality among its notable neighbors, but its improving nevertheless. Continue reading

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Pakistan: Not as bad as you might think

Rethinking how bad Pakistan’s situation actually is. Continue reading

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Why Neymar(s) get (USD 263) millions. And WTH.

So what value we get from people highly skilled in maneuvering a ball – through a herd of men obstructing their path – successfully into a net of predefined dimensions? And is it more than the value we get from a doctor, an engineer, a scientist, a school teacher or an accountant (I know this one is a stretch, but you get the idea.)? Continue reading

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Slippery Slope: Saudi Economy

International Monetary Fund in July lowered its 2017 growth forecast for Saudi economy to 0.1%. Even before this revision the number was not very handsome, at 0.4%. This comes amid a backdrop of not-so-good news and a promising future of … Continue reading

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Trump to Nawaz

From Trump to Qatar to Nawaz what I hear as the only awaaz is that of confusion. Confusion over basic definitions. People, to be fair, seem pretty equally divided. Some arguments are rational, some emotional and some neither – but … Continue reading

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