Monthly Archives: April 2013

Pakistani Diaspora and their Remittances

Pakistan’s economy has been tested several times by domestic and global crises. Despite the global financial crisis, workers’ remittances to Pakistan are increasing by the year. It has been observed that remittance flows to Pakistan have shown remarkable resilience as … Continue reading

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Problems of Peri-Urban Areas warrant immediate attention to policy

Over 40% of peri-urban households are not connected to tap water supply, and use pumps to draw water from shallow groundwater sources. As the sun sets over an impoverished household in Soling, located off Raiwind Road on the outskirts of … Continue reading

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The energy supply conundrum: Integrating the resources of Central and South Asia

Integrating regions as single economic units is a vision of the future economic development paradigm, supported by international financial institutions and G-20 countries. Connecting countries in a region for mutual trade in goods and energy is an integral part of … Continue reading

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