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Pakistan’s Economic Crisis comes with Even Greater Risks

With low foreign exchange and depleted food stocks food prices have begun driving the latest round of crippling inflation. In this context the World...

Instead of Managing the Rupee, Pakistan Needs to Reform the Economy

The top financial official of a country needs to be careful and responsible every time he or she opens their mouth. Finance Minister Ishaq...

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...

Anti-Terrorism Fatwa Maybe Too Little Too Late

In a repetition of old policy, the state is now using the religious argument to ‘take the wind out of the militants’ sails.’ But...

Pakistan Ranks High Among Dangerous Countries for Journalists – Again

Pakistan continues to remain one of the most dangerous countries in which to be a journalist. According to the latest report by Reporters Without...

Commission After Commission But No End to Enforced Disappearances in Balochistan

  The recent decision by the provincial government of Balochistan to set up a new commission to trace all missing persons would be the 3rd...

Covid Lurks for Pakistan Alongside Security and Economic Crises

The Pakistani state’s attention currently maybe focused on domestic political instability and the economic crises but this should not make us ignore that Covid-19...

Balochistan’s ‘Haq Du’ Tehrik Reflects Total Baloch Alienation

The growing protests led by supporters of the Haq Do Tehreek , led by Jamaat-i-Islami’s Maulana Hidayatur Rahman, are not new. They mirror last...

The Pakistani State Must Address the Concerns of the Baloch

While Pakistan’s economic crises is far from being resolved any time soon, the country’s internal security situation has also worsened. In addition to the...

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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...