Ahsan Kureshi

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Pakistan’s Minorities, its Unequal Citizens

Pakistan, founded to protect the Muslims of British India, has over the decades become a country where no religious, or ethnic, minorities are safe....

Pakistan’s New Govt Faces Many Challenges and Few Opportunities

On April 11, Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif took over as Pakistan’s 23 Prime Minister, but he has a tough task ahead of him, both...

Imran Khan & PTI Spread Faulty Narrative about Voting in National Assembly

Pakistan is once again facing a political crisis with Prime Minister Imran Khan and his PTI-led government raising the temperature instead of calming things...

Pakistan’s Surging Current Account Deficit Bodes ill for Economy

Pakistan’s economy continues to unravel with the current account going from bad to worse. Soaring imports, falling workers’ remittances and surging debt payments are...

Pakistan Needs to Deal with Omicron

Two years after the spread of Covid19, the world is still having to deal with this pandemic. In Pakistan, cases of the Omicron variant...

Pakistan’s Military and Supreme Court Lose Respect While Exceeding Limits

From the independence of the country, Pakistan’s politics has been framed by institutional overreach of one institution, the military. Over time, however, there has...

Lack of Tax Base Keeps Pakistani economy on life support

Pakistan has long suffered from a stagnant tax base and Pakistan’s tax-to-GDP ratio of 10 % is one of the lowest in the region...

Pakistanis Cannot Have Normal Cricket Amidst Security Challenges

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s attempts to portray Pakistan as a normal country appear to be running into problems repeatedly. Pakistan’s economy is still in...

Pakistan is not safe for women

Pakistan is no country for minorities, it appears it is also no country for women. The recent killing of Noor Mukaddam have demonstrated the...

Strains Appear in The China-Pakistan Relationship

The ‘higher than the Karakorams and sweeter than honey’ bond of the Iron Brothers – China and Pakistan – received a severe dent with...

Hubris Notwithstanding, Imran Khan’s Failures Continue to Mount

Pakistan’s leaders, both civilian and military, have often been overcome by the hubris of power and have ignored subtle changes that take place over...

Imran Khan’s Pronouncements Keep Embarrassing Pakistan

Leaders are meant to lead by example. Unfortunately, Prime Minister Imran Khan appears to suffer from the reverse and instead of being an example...

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Pakistan Cannot Escape Rules of Economics

On Thursday May 26, the coalition government led by Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif announced an increase in prices of petroleum products. Finance Minister, Miftah...

Deal with IMF is Pakistan Rupee’s Only Hope

Pakistan’s economic crisis continues with the rupee in free fall and inconclusive talks between the government of Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)....

Pakistan in Crisis Mode, Once Again

Pakistan appears to be heading towards political confrontation with the recent PTI march on the federal capital. Crackdowns on the opposition leaders and the...

Pakistan Makes Changes to Electoral Law

Recently, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2022 that seeks to remove the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in...
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