Najma Minhas

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Najma Minhas is Managing Editor, Global Village Space.She has worked in New York and London with the National Economic Research Associates and with the Investment Bank, Lehman Brothers and Standard Chartered Bank.She is an analyst and appears on many national Pakistani TV channels. She has contributed pieces for The Foreign policy, The Diplomat, Islamic, The Nation and other newspapers.She has Masters degrees in International Relations from Columbia University and in Economics from the London School of Economics.She tweets @MinhasNajma

Pakistan’s strategic options after Indo-US Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement?

Days before the US elections, a significant development has occurred between India and the US, which will affect the strategic stability of the region....

India vs China: India calling for China’s Economic Boycott is only a Farcical Reality Show

They don’t know what hit them! This is how India’s Energizer bunny anchor Arnab Goswami, in his prime-time live telecast on Republic TV, was...

Wuhan spirit breaks down: Will India learn that it cannot have Chinese cake and eat it too?

In Jonathan Swift's 1738 farce "Polite Conversation," the character Lady Answerall says, "she cannot eat her cake and have her cake". A modern-sounding variant...

Pakistan Steel Mills: Sisyphean story of mismanagement, corruption & court interventions

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus – king of Ephyra – was punished by God Zeus to carry a massive boulder up a hill only to...

PM Imran Khan unleashes a dream: First CPEC SEZ takes off!

During his second visit to China in October 2019, PM Imran Khan had declared that CPEC phase-2 was the next big game and it...

FIEDMC: Flag carrier of public-private partnership in Pakistan

The successful ground-breaking of the Allama Iqbal Industrial City (AIIC), Pakistan’s first CPEC linked Special Economic Zone (SEZ), in the first week of January...

Pakistan Energy Mix: Overview of Gas Sector (Upstream)

Pakistan’s economy is known for its boom and bust cycles prevalent every five years. One of the major causes behind this is the mismanagement...

Implementation of Axle Load Limit Regime: When and How?

“No force on earth can stop an idea whose time has come” – Victor Hugo On 24 October 2019, the Government of Pakistan suspended implementation...

Assam – National Register Citizens: Citizenship Defined through Religion?

It started at 9 am, and for the next six hours there was widespread blood-letting of men and women, the slaughter of young and...

Pakistan Afghan Transit Trade: New Opportunities and Challenges

Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, in his June 2019 meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan requested later to facilitate the implementation of Afghan Transit...

Malam Jabba – Swat’s undiscovered heaven on a troubled Earth

Najma Minhas |Malam Jabba is an unbelievably scenic hill station in the Hindu Kush mountain range nearly 40 kilometers from Saidu Sharif in Swat...

Ehsaas program for the needy

On 27 March 2019, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the Ehsaas program to much fanfare and took one step closer to his promised ‘riyasat...

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