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Will the government remove Bilawal-Murad names from the ECL?

News Analysis | Foreign Minister Mr. Shah Mehmood Qureshi responded to the questions raised by the opposition in the National Assembly on Wednesday over the...

Is the minimum wage economically feasible? – Jacob G. Hornberger

Jacob G. Hornberger | If economic ignorance among leftists (i.e., liberals and progressives) had no adverse impacts, we could consign it to the ranks of...

Shahbaz Sharif: Trapped in his own cobweb

News Desk | The incarcerated former Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif coerced the directors to leave their posts as revealed in the documents concerning Latif...

NAB vs Shahbaz – The Ultimate Royal Rumble! – Maleeha Hashmey

Maleeha Hashmey | One person's embarrassment is another person's accountability. When it comes to power and accountability, people often demand the former for themselves and...

Water woes of Pakistan – Planning ahead – Hafeez Ullah Awan

Hafeez Ullah Awan | Historical Perspective Pakistan has been blessed by nature with abundant water resources. River Indus with its tributaries forms one of the largest...

Figures speak louder than words – Muhammad Zahid Rifat

Muhammad Zahid Rifat | Federal  and provincial budgets, as and when these are presented in the national and provincial legislatures by the respective governments for...

The bizarre prosecution of Maria Butina – Jacob G. Hornberger

Jacob G. Hornberger | Of all the countless criminal prosecutions brought by the U.S. Justice Department since the founding of the United States as a...

Hafiz Saeed free to do charity work

News Analysis | On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan allowed the leader of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Hafiz Saeed, to continue charity work and public welfare with...

Government to reconstitute the NFC

News Analysis | The Federal government has written letters to all the provinces on Wednesday to either confirm their existing members or make fresh nominations...

RTS Failure: Why Cabinet Division fails to initiate an Enquiry?

News Analysis | Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on 2nd August, had asked the Cabinet Division of the Federal Government to form an inquiry committee...

Khan’s party claims majority to form Pakistan govt after coalition talks

AFP | Imran Khan's party announced Monday it has acquired enough seats in Pakistan's lower house through coalition talks to form a majority government. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf...

PPP presents manifesto; old wine in new bottle?

News Analysis | Manifestos define a political party and demonstrate its seriousness to address the major issues of a country at policy level. The Pakistan...

Musharraf to face the court; interior ministry directs NADRA to block...

News Analysis | The interior ministry has directed the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to block the National Identity Card (NIC) and passport of the...

Why the low tax-intake in Pakistan is not a hot issue?

Saud Bin Ahsen | The Economic Survey Report 2017-18 recorded $12 billion budget deficit from July to March FY2018 and is likely to go beyond...

Budget 2018-19: Impervious to economic challenges

Dr. Waqar Masood Khan | The government has announced the budget for the next one year despite the end of their tenure before its implementation....

JuD approaches LHC against ban by the federal government

News Analysis | Hafiz Saeed’s party Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) has approached the Lahore High Court (LHC) against government’s ban on their welfare activities. The government banned...

Human resource development in Pakistan

Saud bin Ahsen | Pakistan has been facing massive challenges in the socio-economic sector for many decades. Consequently, ranking on the Human Development Index has...

IHC lambastes Ahsan Iqbal and Army Chief for their role in...

News Analysis | Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday lashed out at the federal government as well as the Army for mishandling the sit-in at...

The myth of ‘Greater Baluchistan’ debunked: Part II

Zara Ali | The advent of the 20th century marked the beginning of political awareness among the younger generation of the western educated Baluch elite. The...

Is Karachi the sixth worst city to live in?

News Analysis | With a grim performance on all the aspects of human development, The Economic Intelligence Unit has unsurprisingly ranked Karachi as the sixth...

Federal government approves development projects for KPK

News Analysis | The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Monday approved 11 development projects worth Rs 235bn under the authority of Finance...

No Water? You must be talking of Karachi; No its Islamabad...

When one thinks of water shortages, the city that comes to mind is Karachi which is notorious for its year round water crisis. However,...

Pakistan Army: The hope that got shattered

Saad Rasool | The Dawn Leaks issue has fizzled out, almost as inexplicably as it arose. And, in the aftermath, a significant fraction of Pakistanis...

CPEC gold rush reaches K-P

The development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has brought an influx of Chinese investment directed towards infrastructure projects in Pakistan. The trade route will...

Judiciary of Pakistan: preserving democracy or saluting gangsters?

Ikram Sehgal | Governor Amir Muhammad Khan Kalabagh’s logic behind not closing down the red light area “Hiramandi” is very revealing, “If you ban them...

Khursheed Shah accuses PML-N of weakening Pakistan

Khursheed Ahmed Shah, the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, lashed out on the federal government for its policies, which, he said,...

Why Trump is right NATO is “obsolete”

Jacob G. Hornberger| An online dictionary defines “obsolete” as “out of date” and lists such synonyms as outdated, outmoded, and old-fashioned. All right then. What part...

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