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Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz

Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz

The writer is research fellow at University of Cambrdige, UK and Professor at Biejing Institue of Technlogy China.

Industrial Policy of Pakistan

An industrial policy (IP) or industrial strategy of a country is its official strategic effort to encourage the development and growth of all or part of the economy, often focused on all or part of the manufacturing sector. The industrial policy seeks to provide a framework

Problems of Young Pakistan

Pakistan has a large number of youth population. About 193 million youth of Pakistan is facing so many daunting challenges. Currently, 64% of the nation is younger than 30 and 29% of Pakistanis are between 15 and 29 (an age

Problems of farmers

Agriculture is considered the backbone of Pakistan’s economy and accounts for18.9% of the GDP and employs 42.3% of labour force. The sector directly supports three-quarters of the country’s population, employs half the labour force and contributes a large share of

Current Account Deficit

A country’s balance of payments that entails current, capital and financial accounts is the manifestation of flow and direction of transactions between domestic residents and the rest of the world. The current account balance also indicates a nations gap between

Foreign Remittances a shield

In Pakistan, during the last three decades, the current account is showing a continuous deficit. In the 1980s the average current account deficit was 3.9 percent of GDP, in the 1990’s it increased to 4.5 % of GDP and in

Waste Management in Pakistan

Being the sixth most populated country in the world, there is a lot of consumerism in Pakistan and a great deal of waste is produced. Like other developing countries, the waste management sector in Pakistan is plagued by a wide

Fog in Pakistan

The agricultural economy of Pakistan is dependent on several climate-related factors including the weather. Fog as a weather phenomenon plays an important role in our economy. In winter, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and upper Sindh areas between December and February are

Exploring Lake Saiful Malook

Pakistan is blessed with the most beautiful sceneries around the world. There is a worth seeing place known as Kaghan valley with wonderful weather, sceneries, fruits, lakes, rivers, mountains, etc. Lake Saiful Malook is named after a legendary prince of

Pakistan’s Water Economy

Pakistan is an agricultural country and almost 70% of the population is, directly and indirectly, involved with the agricultural sector. Agriculture is known as the backbone of the Pakistani economy. Pakistan holds 79.61 million hectares of total geographical area, while

Exploring Swat

Swat is a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. Swat valley is famous for its outstanding natural beauty. The capital of Swat is Saidu Sharif, but the main town is Mingora. It was a princely state

Exploring Chitral

Chitral is the most peaceful region of Pakistan and also the largest district in the Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The main city is situated on the Chitral River also known as the Kunar River. The ancient history of Chitral

Promoting Tourism in Kumrat Valley

Pakistan has been suffering from the war of terrorism and lack of leadership for years. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been the most affected province form the war of terror. Due to poor leadership and corruption the education sector, health sector, infrastructure,

Green Powered Pakistan

Green energy often known as renewable energy is the form of energy derived from natural resources i.e. sunshine, tide, waves, wind and does not destroy the national environment. These resources are practically inexhaustible, but the most interesting thing is such

Potential of Tourism in Kumrat Valley

Dir Upper is a district in the Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. At the time of independence, Dir was a princely state ruled by Nawab Shah Jehan Khan. In 1969, it was merged with Pakistan and later

Reforming tourism sector

World Tourism and Travel Council (2018) denoted that Pakistan’s tourism industry has the potential to reach $39.8 billion in a decade. The present government has already vowed to promote Pakistan as ‘Asia’s Best Kept Secret’ in the global tourism market.

Challenges for our economy

The great lockdown had drastic effects on global economic activity and employment. In Pakistan, 75 percent of the labour force is seriously affected by the coronavirus pandemic. While Pakistan is already expecting over 18 million job losses, there will also