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Waqas Shabbir is a Derby Business School graduate in Finance, currently working as a freelance writer.

Why Spy chronicles’ won’t rescue Nawaz?

Waqas Shabbir | Some term them untold; few call them old wine in a new bottle. The significance of the much-talked-about ‘Spy chronicles’ may not...

Come n’ save me, before I fall apart

Waqas Shabbir | A picture of Shehbaz which went viral in the social media, which reminds one of Arash’s famous hit: I’m so lonely broken angel, I’m...

Will Jehlum be remembered in Pakistan’s political history as Nawaz’s Waterloo?

Waqas Shabbir | We read in our school books that Alexander's Greek army had defeated Raja Porus, but refused going beyond Jehlum. Well, its not...

Can PTI’s 100-day plan overcome Pakistan’s economic woes?

Waqas Shabbir | Pakistan Tehreek Insaf’s (PTI) ambitious plan while delighting the party workers, it baffled the opinion makers and opposition in particular. Read more: PML-N denounces...

Intentional or unintentional sabotage?

Waqas Shabbir | Disgraced former PM Nawaz Sharif, willingly or unwillingly, has opened a floodgate of negative commentary, following the eruption of a mega-scandal. His...

Witch-hunt or a blunder?

Waqas Shabbir | After the Supreme Court beleaguered Nawaz, he is at loggerheads with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Despite Chairman NAB’s assurance that the...

Jhelum dethroned its king: Nawaz Show, a major flop

Waqas Shabbir | Jhelum, once considered the home of Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz, gave a lukewarm response to deposed premier Nawaz Sharif. Traditional fervor and...

The presence of Aliens in Pakistan’s politics

Waqas Shabbir | Ousted Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, claims to be fighting aliens, who he is alleging, played a key role in his political ascendancy. Nawaz...

Can Pakistan’s policymakers respond to much-hailed CPEC?

Waqas Shabbir | The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is hailed as the best opportunity to have knocked at Pakistan’s door, after a long stalemate...

World Bank concerned over the macroeconomic stability of Pakistan

Waqas Shabbir | World Bank has shown apprehensions over the macroeconomic stability of Pakistan, and expressed discontent with the near-term economic outlook, which will require...

Can an increase in remittances boost Pakistan’s economy?

Waqas Shabbir | Inflows of workers' remittances sent by overseas Pakistanis have witnessed a much-needed surge. It has increased to $14.6 billion from $14.058 billion, exhibiting...

Who made the 18th amendment controversial; PML-N or military establishment?

Waqas Shabbir | Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Ghafoor clarified the much-hyped Bajwa Doctrine and described it as a doctrine with limited scope...

PML-N not in a hurry to avail IMF loan: But why?

Waqas Shabbir | Pakistan has ruled out any IMF bailout package in recent times. The plan is to avoid the IMF clutches until the 2018...

Senate defeat a prelude to approaching doomsday for Nawaz?

Waqas Shabbir | The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) suffered an unlikely defeat at the hands of opposition nexus. PML-N accused the opposition parties of...

Is Chief Justice Saqib Nisar apolitical?

Waqas Shabbir | Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has re-emphasized his earlier statements that the decisions of the apex court are apolitical...

Why criticism on Khan’s marriage is unfair

Waqas Shabbir | Amid feverish media speculations, Imran Khan announced his marriage with a spiritual adviser - Bushra Wattoo in a simple- Nikkah ceremony held...

Are Nawaz’s anti-judiciary antics justifiable?

Raja Waqas Shabbir | The political landscape of this unpredictable country continues to face unbelievable chaos. The mainstream political parties are hitting below the belt...

Long Term Plan (LTP) of CPEC is a mystery

 Raja Waqas Shabbir | Economic and financial stability is connected with political stability- was the much talked about statement of Army Chief Qamar Zaman Bajwa...

Can the depreciating rupee rescue the government in the next polls?

Waqas Shabbir | The depreciation of the rupee has led to a debate throughout the country. Though, the bulk of the commentators believe it to...

Shunning IMF for Sukkuk is politics at play

Waqas Shabbir | The growing twin deficit is taking a toll on Pakistan’s over-stretched finances. The struggling treasury is desperate to secure funds to avoid...

Migrant crisis: Europe reaps what US foreign policy had sown

Raja Waqas Shabbir | The emergence of Islamic fundamentalism and hate against the 'Collective Western meddling' in the affairs of the Muslim countries, in particular,...

Jhelum symbolizes all that could go wrong with PTI politics

Waqas Shabbir | Imran Khan last month paid a much-awaited visit to Jhelum. It was supposed to be a power show from PTI clan. But...

Will Imran Khan lose 2018 elections?

Raja Waqas Shabbir | In recent times, image rebuilding has been a problem for Imran Khan. Despite losing NA-120 by-elections, PTI did make inroads into...

Kim Jong-Un’s slogan of freedom doesn’t make him lunatic

Waqas Shabbir |  In absolute terms, North Korean aggression is not a right way to go about things, but in relative terms, any sovereign country...

Protectionist Trump and the free world

Waqas Shabbir l Germany and  China have long been accused of trade imbalance by Trump. The US Topman has been on the offensive against Germany...

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