Ikram Sehgal

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Ikram Sehgal, author of “Escape from Oblivion”, is Pakistani defense analyst and security expert. He is a regular contributor of articles in newspapers that include: The News and the Urdu daily Jang. He appears regularly on current affairs programs on television as a ‘defense and security analyst. He is a retired Pakistan Army officer.

Courage beyond compare

Ikram Sehgal | On Feb 13 at about 1210 hours an armoured cash-in-transit (CIT) vehicle of a private security services company was parked outside the...

World Economic Forum is more than a rich man’s club

Ikram Sehgal | Named for the Alpine resort town in which the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting is held, the prevailing misconception is that...

Pakistan Breakfast at Davos 2018

Ikram Sehgal | Truly independent and impartial the World Economic Forum (WEF) is not tied to any special interests or groups. WEF’s Annual Meeting at...

Exploiting Pakistan’s steel mills

Ikram Sehgal | Employing more than 40000 workers, Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) was a gigantic force-multiplier for employment downstream in directly contributing to the national...

Davos presents golden opportunity for Pakistan

Ikram Sehgal | The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland is a major creative force for engaging top leaders from across the...

Our Trump Card

Ikram Sehgal | Because of US sanctions economic assistance has been suspended before, military sales terminated, etc. Reacting to US President Donald Trump's New Year...

Pakistan’s ambitions for 2018

Ikram Sehgal | Events of national significance tend to linger on in our combined memories for some time, even then 2018 ushered in hopes of...

Elections 2018

Ikram Sehgal | Squabbling and endlessly bickering on issues not of any public importance, our parliamentarians may clamour passionately for early elections, yet not enough...

A polite ‘shut up’ call

Ikram Sehgal | Along with one of my platoons, radio operator and runner, I was hugging the bottom of a steep ridge with Marri militants...

Karachi in dire need of investment in power infrastructure

Ikram Sehgal | During the 1980s the shortfall between electricity generated and consumers’ demand in Karachi widened to unmanageable proportions. Rampant over-staffing compounded by excessive...

Can education be decolonized in Pakistan?

Ikram Sehgal | Established initially as institutions of higher studies, Madrasahs taught law, Islamic sciences and philosophy. Prior to the arrival of British, both religious...

Fueling religious fires

Ikram Sehgal | The Indian War of Independence (or the 1857 Indian Mutiny as the British call it) did not start as a "War of...

Pakistan’s system of governance is tailor-made for strife

Ikram Sehgal | A Muslim majority state was envisaged by its founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to ensure conducive conditions for the Muslims of British-India...

Hybrid warfare against corruption

Ikram Sehgal | Anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) in line with Pakistan's action plan agreed with Financial Action Task Force (FATF),...

Build dams or face starvation

Ikram Sehgal | For a country blessed with many rivers, the perennial scarcity of water in Pakistan is because of the shortage of storage capacity....

State Bank of Pakistan performing despite obstructions

Ikram Sehgal | Over the years, many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking...

Nawaz’s doomsday politics

Ikram Sehgal | Disqualified as Prime Minister (PM) by the Supreme Court (SC) on July 28, Nawaz Sharif was forced to relinquish his position as...

Is Social Media a hub of fake news?

Ikram Sehgal | Disinformation and propaganda for achieving one’s ends by foul means is not a new phenomenon. Around 320 BC Kautilya’s Arthashastra annunciated this...

Economy & security: Two sides of the same coin

Ikram Sehgal | A strong connection between the country’s prosperity and military power or put simply, economy and security are two sides of the same...

ECO: The next big regional alliance?

Ikram Sehgal |  Because of superpower rivalry and evolving geopolitical circumstances, a group of countries of this region is coming together in a natural economic...

Pakistan at 70: with issues but many promises

Ikram Sehgal | Thanks to the untiring efforts of former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury and a former Finance Minister of Pakistan Shahid...

Did Zardari’s ‘thug security’ cost Benazir Bhutto her life?

Ikram Sehgal | Those really guilty are shedding crocodile tears at the judgment pronounced in the Ms. Benazir Bhutto murder case while laughing themselves all...

Sirajuddin Aziz: An extraordinary banker and a great manager

Ikram Sehgal | Sirajuddin Aziz’s well-researched articles on “Management” have been compiled together in a must read book “Emerging Dynamics of Management” for bankers and...

The streets of intimidation

Ikram Sehgal | Expecting a whitewash from the SC, former PM Nawaz Sharif literally went berserk on being “blackwashed” as untrustworthy and untruthful by the...

The LNG scam?

Ikram Sehgal | Vide their milestone judgment SCMR773 in 2012 the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) canceled all the contracts of Rental Power Plants (RPPs)....

No cherry picking of law breakers – Part II

Ikran Sehgal | In his address to the Constituent Assembly on 11 August 1947, the Quaid said that “Jobbery, graft nepotism and bribe has to...

No cherry picking of law breakers

Ikram Sehgal | Sharif’s utter contempt of the Supreme Court’s (SC) recent ruling, and by default the rule of law, was exposed blatantly for public...

Am I The State?

Ikram Sehgal | A month or so plus 40 years ago the democratically elected government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was toppled in a coup in...

Morality and misplaced loyalty

Ikram Sehgal | Misplaced loyalty for corrupt individuals is not the only betrayal of the community but complicity in their crimes, it lies at the...

Pulling the plug on Afghanistan

Ikram Sehgal | Recent reports coming out of Washington suggest that the proposal by US National Security Adviser (NSA) Mr. MacMaster for a moderate rise...

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