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August Issue 2018

Editorial

William Wordsworth had framed the French revolution and immortalized himself by his famous lines, “Bliss it was in that dawn to be alive, but...
young

The future is young and so is Pakistan

Dr. Adil Najam, Meeran Jamal, Umer Akhlaq Malik | A staggering 90 percent of the world’s 1.8 billion youth live in less developed countries, with...
religious

Pakistan’s Religious minorities: The significant “Other”

It was around 3 p.m. when two suicide bombers almost simultaneously entered the men’s and women’s campus of the International Islamic University in Islamabad...
civil

The Evolution of Civil Services in Pakistan

From being the state itself, to being the steel frame of the British Raj, to being powerful functionaries of the newly independent state, to...
Munir Akram

Opportunities & Challenges in Pakistan’s Foreign Policy – Interview with Ambassador Munir Akram

Ambassador Munir Akram could probably be called the doyen of realism when it comes to Pakistan's foreign policy. He has a foreign service career...
Elections

Elections 2018: Pakistan’s dirtiest elections or the fairest? – Moeed Pirzada

Financial Times (FT, 18 July) coined the term, “Dirtiest Elections” to describe Pakistan’s July polls that brought Imran Khan’s PTI to power in center,...
Elections

What is reality to rigging allegations for July 25, 2018 General Elections?

Was the general election 2018 different from the previous elections or not? If not, then in what way and if yes, then to what...
will

How will the new Govt. deal with the fiscal deficit? – Adil Nakhoda

The main challenge that I think they will face when they come in will be that they have to go to the IMF. I...
Government

What Pakistan has in store for Khan’s government?

There are immediate, short term and then medium to long term challenges. The immediate challenge for the new government is what to do with...
democratic governance

South Asia: Dilemmas of democratic governance – Salman Bashir

Deliverance by democracy has been the grundnorm (basic norm) for political governance in much of South Asia. However, the application of this prescription has...
separated

Separated ─ but also united ─ at birth – Sudheendra Kulkarni

Yet another August has come, the month of Independence for both India and Pakistan. So many memories, reflections and questions converge as the people...
Jehangir

US-Pakistan ties vital for regional peace & prosperity: Ambassador Ali Jehangir Siddiqui

Pakistan's Ambassador to Washington is known for his business acumen, philanthropy and his work to promote the arts & culture of Pakistan. He was Special...
relations

Frenemies for life: The downward trajectory of US-Pakistan relations – Dr. Sahar Khan

The United States and Pakistan have had a fraught relationship for decades. Both blame each other for being an unreliable ally. While Washington blames...
South Asia

Book Review – Regional Dynamics and Strategic Concerns in South Asia

The book comes out at an opportune time, as India and Pakistan celebrate their 71st independence. It is this relationship between the two largest...
English

Pakistan’s unexpectedly rich English literary evolution – Huma Kirmani

The development of English literature in Pakistan evolved its own identity and has become the socio-cultural document of an era of aspirations and austerity...
Pakistani Cinema

Evolution of Pakistani Cinema

Motion pictures came to the subcontinent in 1896, when the Lumiere Brothers showcased six films at the Watson Hotel in Mumbai (then Bombay). This...
Skyscraper

Skyscraper silly but wildly entertaining?

At this point, it's practically a given that a Dwayne Johnson film will be a generic, slightly dull action film with a few daring...
Teefa

Teefa in Trouble: Cinematography at its best

2018 is shaping up to be a huge year for Pakistani cinema. Earlier this year Asim Abbasi's comedic masterpiece Cake raised a new bar...
soorma

Movie Soorma’s fighting spirit makes it big at box office

Shaad Ali's Soorma may not be the most eagerly awaited biopic this year — that credit belongs to the Sanjay Dutt biopic Sanju —...