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How to Fix the Pakistani Economy

Pakistani Economy

By: Dr S Akbar Zaidi Economic reform without political consensus is impossible By now, it is abundantly clear that the Pakistani economy is not working, at least not for the overwhelming majority of the people in the country, and perhaps not even for the politically well-connected rent-seeking elite for whom the entire economic structure has been distorted in the first ... Read More »

Iran in Transition

Iran in Transition

By: Uzair Salman Analysing the Consequences This year marks 40 years since Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, when 2,500 years of monarchy gave way to a Shiite Muslim-led theocracy. On Jan 16, 1979, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and his family left Iran. The US-allied Shah, fatally stricken with cancer, would never return. Several weeks later, on Feb 1, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ... Read More »



By: Raqeeb Kakar 1. Introduction a) Imagined and real development b) Equality, opportunity and prosperity 2. Development as Economic Indicators a) 34th largest economy b) From tent city to leading textile exporter 3. Development as Transformation of People’s Lives a) Electricity-generation increased b) Highways network multiplied manifolds c) Opening of new job markets 4. Anatomy of Development in Pakistan a) ... Read More »

Exploring One’s Self

Exploring One's Self

By: Laiba Muhammad Aamir “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom,” said Aristotle. Exploring one’s self is an art that is learnt gradually; with the passage of time, and experiences. It is more like a fact that some part of our soul is missing and it needs to be found out so as to make our self complete. These ... Read More »

Higher Education in Post 18th Amendment Era

Higher Education

By: Uzair Salman  The 2018 annual report released by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan described the state of higher education in Pakistan in one sentence: “The focus has not been on the promotion of higher education, but on legal battles and survival issues.” Under the 18th Amendment, the provincial governments were supposed to establish their own higher education commissions ... Read More »

Pakistan in 2019

Pakistan in 2019

By:  Dr Hafiz A. Pasha What the new year holds for the country? he year 2018 ended with a hangover of uncertainty on the economic, political and social fronts. Consequently, the outlook for 2019 is seen with some trepidation. Will the incipient domestic financial crisis finally be overcome or will there be a veritable collapse on the economic front? Will the ... Read More »

COP24 Rulebook and the Future

COP24 Rulebook and the Future

By: Engr Sarfraz Saroya Sink or swim, onus is on us The world’s nations took another step toward addressing the perils of climate change at the latest Conference of the Parties (COP24), which concluded on December 15, 2018, in Katowice, Poland. The most important product of COP24 appears to be a “rulebook” that has been described by the United Nations ... Read More »

Sources of International Law

International Law

By: Sarfraz Saroya International law devotes a great deal of attention to its sources. Scholars have produced a large body of work about both the conditions under which treaties, customs, or general principles of law bind actors and the hierarchy among the various doctrinal forms which might apply in a given instance. International law is made largely on a decentralized ... Read More »