Sale of strategic assets

Courtesy Dawn News PRIVATISATION is facing resistance because many are not convinced of its efficacy and benefits. Thus, a more unbiased view is required to analyse its purported benefits and effect on national interests before divesting large state-owned enterprises. The incumbent government privatised many state enterprises in its last tenure. However, the privatisation process lacked…

Exploiting barite export potential

Courtesy Dawn News HUGE resources of minerals across the country remain commercially unexploited for lack of infrastructure, mechanised methods, advanced skills and capital, that has restricted further its growth and role it could play in national economy. Barite, or baryte, classified as ceramic mineral, is an important industrial mineral found abundantly in Pakistan. Chemically, it…