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CPEC: A Paucity of Planning by Pakistan

Arif Rafiq | As Pakistan’s macroeconomic situation deteriorates, this summer will feature a moment of reckoning, as both the caretaker and new government will not...

American System: Trump wants NATO members to increase their military spending

News Analysis | A day after he was sworn in as the United States’ 70th secretary of state, Mike Pompeo “hoped on a plane and...

Pakistan Economy’s Progress Card

News Analysis | The  Finance Ministry of Pakistan has launched the Pakistan Economic Survey 2017-18, which claims that Pakistan has made great strides in reducing...

Pakistan economy set to record fastest growth in 13 years

AFP | Pakistan's economy is set to record its fastest growth since 2005 during the current fiscal year, authorities said Thursday. But the projected 5.8 percent...

Putin retaliates against diplomatic expulsions: How will it affect FIFA...

News Analysis | The recent tensions between Russia and West, particularly the United Kingdom, after a former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter...

Private schools for the rich, public schools for the poor: In...

Beenish Saleem | Education is the basic right of every citizen of Pakistan; the Article 25 A of the constitution obligates the state to provide...

China’s counter strike in Trade War against US

News Analysis | China has announced tariffs by up to 25% on 128 items imported from the US. The announcement was made late on Sunday...

Cricket returns to a Karachi plagued by water & energy shortages

News Analysis | After the finale of the Pakistan Super League, cricket fans will be rejoiced to hear that the West Indies’ cricket team is...

India fears becoming unwitting victim of Trump’s Trade war

News Analysis | Apex Indian trade association ASSOCHAM, on Sunday, said that if the tariff war between the United States and China escalates into a...

There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch: “CPEC is...

News Analysis | Bruno Olierhoek, the President of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) said, “Investments in special economic zones, railway, roads...

Plight of rice exporters: Pakistan needs a new bank that deals...

News Analysis | Pakistan is an agriculture based economy since the majority of the population is, directly or indirectly, employed in the agricultural industry. It...

China’s increases defense budget to $175 billion, three times higher than...

News Analysis | China has announced an increase in its defense expenditure to 8.1% of its GDP on March 5th, fixing its economic...

Will Pakistan overcome its demons to attract foreign investors

News Analysis | Over the last couple of years, Pakistan’s image has been developing as an investment hub, but the markets in 2017, experienced some...

Is Tourism in Pakistan Dangerous?

Justin Lovett | We traveled to Pakistan in December 2017 to help with an NGO that is running development projects for the poorest of Lahore. Many of...

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...

“China’s Belt & Road” distracting US?

M K Bhadrakumar | While addressing the "Centre for International and Strategic Studies" in Washington last Monday in a speech titled ‘Defining Our Relationship with...

Talk about economy but mend your ways, Sir

Ejaz Haider | HISTORY PROVES THAT ECONOMIC SECURITY MUST PRECEDE HARD SECURITY Some days ago, Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa delivered a keynote address at...

Why is US against CPEC?

Rabia Khaliq | Pak-US relations have been marred by mistrust and suspicions. However, this bilateral relationship is witnessing another downward tendency since Donald Trump became...

The deadly coal mines of a resource-rich province

News Analysis | As many as 80 miners die annually in Balochistan due to the poor safety regulations. These revelations surfaced after the deaths of...

Modi’s economic reforms are slowing down India’s GDP growth

News Analysis |  A research report by the State Bank of India (SBI) states that India is currently undergoing a slowdown with gross domestic product...

Only cooperation with China will make India ‘Great’

M K Bhadrakumar |  The ‘Ministerial Trilateral’ between the US, Japan, and India on the sidelines of the UNGA in New York on Monday turned out to...

American ‘DO MORE’ policy exposed

Engr. Bilal Awaisi |  The intervention of the United States of America (USA) in South Asia dates back to cold war era, the era in...

Urbanization in Pakistan

Saud Bin Ahsen| Urbanization can be defined as the increase in population in urban areas rather than rural areas. Urbanization results from three different and not...

Modi’s calls to “Do or Die” to end poverty

News Analysis | Narendra Modi, while addressing Lok Sabha on the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement, stressed upon the importance of improving economic indicators...

Victim-blaming: An orientalist pastime

Nauman Sadiq | It is an indisputable fact that the British colonizers built roads and railways in India, they established missionary schools, colleges, and universities,...

The rise and fall of secularism in modern Turkey

Yasir M’alik | Secularism has been a dominant belief system in the republic of Turkey since 1928, the times when it was constitutionally recognized and enforced...

Non-alignment of Pakistan is needed to survive the new Great Game

Saud Bin Ahsen | The term “Great Game” has been used in different contexts to describe geostrategic struggles between various powers at different times. It...

Saudi needs Vision 2030 NOW: If it intends to survive in...

Saad Masood | Recently it was announced that Saudi Arabia generated a fiscal deficit of about $ 85 billion in the year 2016, which was...

The Economist declares Pakistan on track?

Pakistan on Track The first thing to come back was the prime minister. Having twice held Pakistan’s highest office before the army toppled him in...

Bloomberg thinks Pakistan will be an over-performer next year

Tyler Cowen | Each year I perform the exercise of picking what I think is the most underrated (and overrated) economy in the world. Past...

Is Kuwait on the verge of an economic crunch?

The Central Bank of Kuwait recently issued the 2015 economic report, highlighting some economic facts worth analyzing. The report pointed out that gross domestic product...

PTI seminar on health policy vision…!

Moeed Pirzada | PTI Seminar on Health Policy VisionTI Seminar on Health Policy Vision: I did attend the Seminar at Marriott, Islamabad. It is certainly...

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