Ahsan Kureshi

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Unabated Political Instability Continues to Plague Pakistan

Pakistan’s political instability continues unabated. Former Prime minister Imran Khan continues his attacks on both the coalition government and the military establishment. Prime Minister...

Imran Khan’s ‘I, Me, Myself’ Politics Keeps Producing Twists and Turns

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan continues to issue statements that are confounding and contradictory. In a recent interview Khan said that “the job of...

Imran Khan’s Rhetoric Continues But is it Good for Pakistan?

Pakistan’s political instability continues to grow. As columnist and author Zahid Hussain notes, while the PTI “is clearly dominating the political narrative” but will...

Polio Continues to Plague Pakistan, The Govt Needs to Do More

Pakistan is one of three countries in the world which have yet to eradicate polio fully from the country. Time and again civilian governments...

Pakistan’s Massive Energy Crisis, Needs A Solution

The entire region is reeling through a heatwave and at a time like this Pakistan’s escalating power crisis is making things worse. The national...

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...

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Pakistan is no country for any minority or for anyone with ideals. The cases of Naqeebullah Mehsud and Junaid Hafeez bring this to the...

Pakistan Turns to IMF Again, Facing Economic Downslide and a Battered Rupee

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Making Peace with India is Key to Pakistan’s Return from the Brink

Pakistan’s economic and security crises make it even more critical that India and Pakistan need to take steps to resume diplomatic relations. This year’s...
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