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...

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...

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...

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...

Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: Exclusive 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 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,...

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...

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...

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...

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 ─ 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...

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

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...