Nadia Shaikh

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Global Economic Support Contingent on Pakistan’s Economic Reforms

The recently held donor’s conference in Geneva to help Pakistan raised commitments of $9 billion – of which $8.7 billion is from multilateral agencies...

Pakistan’s Economy Needs a Lot More Than Symbolic Gestures

Pakistan’s economy continues to remain in doldrums but its leaders believe that symbolic gestures are all that’s needed to assuage the people and stay...

Pakistan’s Economy Is Not Out of Doldrums, Yet!

Pakistan’s Finance Minister and the government may cry hoarse that Pakistan’s economy is stable, and it is ripe for investment and trade. However, the...

Pakistan’s Politicized Accountability Structure Compounds its Problems

Accountability to the public is key to legitimacy of any government in a democracy. Unfortunately, in Pakistan, accountability has been viewed as politicized and...

Deep State Makes Ali Wazir, an Elected Representative, Languish in Prison

Pakistan is no country for minorities of any kind, religious or ethnic or gender based. The Pakistani military and intelligence establishment has long viewed...

Lawless State : Pakistan’s Enforced Disappearances Continue

Enforced disappearances are common in Pakistan but according to recent data more than 40,000 women were abducted in Punjab in the last 5 years....

Naya Pakistan’s Legacy of Galloping Inflation!

Prime Minister Imran Khan may claim that Pakistan has done better than other countries when it comes to inflation, the reality, however, is different. As...

Qazi Isa Case Reflects Establishment Desperation

Often in a country’s history, it is prudent for the government of the day to move on, instead of continuing with a policy that...

Imran Khan Appoints His ‘Rudy’ as Head of State TV

The recent appointment of Naeem Bukhari, a television personality who served as Imran Khan’s personal lawyer, as chairman of Pakistan Television Corporation represents the...

PDM Owes Pakistanis a Unified Message from a United Opposition

Bringing together 11 diverse political parties, from all over the country, holding 3 massive rallies in Gujranwala, Karachi, and Quetta, has been no mean...

Lights are frequently out in Pakistan: No end to Chronic Energy Shortage in Sight

Pakistan has long had a chronic energy shortage. Over the last few decades various governments have tried to overcome this shortage by inviting foreign...

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Pakistan’s Minorities Continue to Suffer, Bearing Brunt of Blasphemy Laws

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

The Pakistani Rupee continues its disastrous downward slide for the last week hitting Rs269.63 for US dollar on Monday, January 30, 2023. Pakistan’s foreign...

Elites are Only Part of Pakistan’s Deep Rooted Problems

As Pakistan stares into the default abyss, the media and public attention seems to be focused on blaming the elite for “stealing public resources,...

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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