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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...

Has Sharif family abandoned Ishaq Dar?

News Analysis | An accountability court on Thursday granted finance minister, Ishaq Dar exemption from the proceedings for the day in the graft reference filed...

Saudi Arabia to build $500 billion city in desert

News Analysis | Saudi Arabia intends to build a new futuristic city, a huge industrial zone in its northeast to integrate with regional economies -...

Why China added The Belt & Road Initiative to its Constitution?

News Analysis | China's ambitious 'Silk Road' is embedded in the constitution of the country. On the occasion of its 19th CPC National Congress, 2,300 delegates gathered...

Dar rejects IMF bailout as he defends his performance

News Analysis | In blistering remarks at the first public appearance since his indictment on corruption charges, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar tried on Monday to...

“Darism”: Pakistan’s new moral code?

Muhammad Azam | Ishaq Dar, Pakistan's Finance Minister, indicted by a court for corruption, finds himself increasingly alienated on national and international stage. He can...

Zardari slams PML-N’s economic performance: Will the government go to the...

News Analysis | Former President and Co-Chairman of the Pakistan's Peoples Party (PPP), Asif Ali Zardari has said the PML-N government has ruined the economy...

Pakistan’s economy at a tipping point

Mohammad Zubair Khan | It has only been a year since a $6.2bn International Monetary Fund programme in Pakistan was completed, and the markets are...

Understand how Pakistan’s economy is being destroyed deliberately: ‘We work like...

"We (economic hitmen) work very much like some of the hitmen for the mafia - because- like them, we are looking for a favor,...

Pakistan facing ‘absolute scarcity’ of water: Severe implications

News Analysis |  Pakistan Council of Research, has made a petrifying prediction on water availability for Pakistan, saying it is on the brink of absolute...

Ishaq Dar trying desperately to land in Washington

News Desk | Sources in Islamabad have revealed that the current Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is trying desperately to visit the USA on an official...

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,...

3.2% decline in the value of Rupees to dollar

News Analysis | After the stability of two and a half years, Pakistani rupee on Wednesday suffered a major depreciation of 3.2%, against the US...

Indo-US strategic ties: Nuclear brinkmanship in the Himalayas

Saleem Akhtar Malik | Pakistanis keep complaining about America’s totally indifferent stance towards Pakistan during the '65 and '71 wars. Pakistan joined the US sponsored...

Increasing foreign debts: When will Pakistan be truly ‘independent’?

Rida Hussain | Pakistan soon would be marking the 70th year of its independence and within these 70 years, Pakistan has gone through a roller...

The New World Order: Where China, not the US, will govern!

Alina Malik | China was leveraging its clout by galvanizing nations to come to terms with its One Belt, One Road initiative. The success of...

CPEC: Pakistan’s economic development or China’s Imperialism

Raheel Hassan | The 56-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a part of China’s One Belt, One Road vision. Pakistan sees it as a gateway...

China’s ‘soft’ imperialism: Will Pakistan gain nothing from CPEC?

F. M. Shakil | The US$56 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) – a part of China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ vision – has yet to...

Cleaning Beijing, Polluting Lahore: Full Cost of Chinese Investments?

Dr. Farid A. Malik | As smog enveloped the Chinese capital this weekend, state news agency Xinhua reported the closing of the last large coal-fired...

Are Pakistani politicians dancing with Perkin’s hitmen?

Imtiaz Gul | John Perkins, the best selling author of the book 'Confessions of An Economic Hitman,' talks of how corrupt rulers of smaller developing nations...

World’s Top Financier on Trial: Conviction for Lagarde Would Jeopardize IMF...

This week saw the start of a weeklong trial against International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde. The influential financer appeared in the docket...

National debt, liabilities cross Rs2.2 trillion

Tahir Sherani | Nov 21, 2016 Pakistan's overall debt and liabilities have soared to an all-time high and have crossed Rs2.2 trillion ─ an increase...

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Pakistan Planned Troop Deployment in Saudi Arabia

News Desk | Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has approved the decision to send Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia under longstanding defense cooperation...

PadMan’s director upset that Pakistan not showing movie

PadMan director Balki says he is planning a special screening of a movie for Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai. He says that the...

Emma Watson welcomes new guidelines to tackle harassment

News Desk | On Wednesday, Feminist and Hollywood actress Emma Watson stood in support of the new guidelines developed to tackle harassment and bullying in...

Is PTI facing an existential crisis?

News Desk | Senior Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Kasuri claims that her party, PTI, is facing an existential threat. She said this while addressing...

Government sets in motion PIA privatization process

News Desk | The government of Pakistan has decided to start the long-awaited privatization of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airline (PIA). Prime Minister...

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