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China-Russia-Pakistan Triangle

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China-Russia-Pakistan Triangle The Trio can shift the world’s power dynamics The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit was held in Kyrgyzstan, and China, Russia and Pakistan were all in attendance. The three countries are showing signs of growing closer since the summit, which could change the power dynamics of the world. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood ... Read More »

A Synopsis of the current Muslim world

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A Synopsis of the current Muslim world When the Age of Enlightenment began in the West, dark clouds moved in over Islamic countries. This age rapidly led to a series of innovations in various fields, from politics and administration to economics and technology, and eventually brought about peace and harmony for Western countries. The strengthening of the Western industry and ... Read More »

Think Availing the Tax Amnesty

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Think Availing the Tax Amnesty No place to hide! Bilal Hassan In view of a largely undocumented economy, the government has introduced a tax amnesty to enable all citizens of Pakistan, except public office holders and their dependents, to declare their undeclared assets and incomes. Under this amnesty, taxable persons may declare benami assets, foreign liquid assets, bank accounts, undisclosed ... Read More »

The Menace of Honour Killings in Pakistan

Pakistani civil society activists carry placards during a protest in Islamabad on July 18, 2016 against the murder of social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch by her own brother.
The brother of a murdered Pakistani celebrity said he is "not embarrassed" to have killed her, as Qandeel Baloch's death reignited polarising calls for action against the "epidemic" of honour killings. The strangling of Baloch, judged by many in deeply conservative Muslim Pakistan as infamous for selfies and videos that by Western standards would appear tame, has prompted shock and revulsion. / AFP / AAMIR QURESHI        (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Menace of Honour Killings in Pakistan There is no honour in killing! Abdul Rasool Syed Woefully speaking, women in our country are subjected to various kinds of abuse and persecution. Rape, domestic violence, forced marriage, acid attacks and honour killing are the most common injustices that a Pakistani woman has to face in our patriarchal society. Of all these ... Read More »

The SCO’s Bishkek Summit

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The SCO’s Bishkek Summit Pakistan’s Growing Prestige in International Arena The 19th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, on 14 June. Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan; Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi; President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev; President of China, Xi Jinping; President of ... Read More »

Pakistan Economic Survey 2018-19

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Pakistan Economic Survey 2018-19 Overview of the Economy The macroeconomic stability is a fundamental pre-requisite for sustained economic growth. Pakistan’s economy has experienced frequent boom and bust cycles. Typically, each cycle comprised of 3-4 years of relatively higher growth followed by a macroeconomic crisis which necessitated the stabilization programs. The inability to achieve sustained and rapid economic growth is due ... Read More »

Current Political Situation of Pakistan

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Current Political Situation of Pakistan Zainab Zahra The politics in Pakistan is done within the framework established by the constitution of the country. The country is a federal parliamentary republic in which provincial governments enjoy a higher degree of autonomy and power. Executive power is vested in the federal cabinet which is headed by the prime minister – the head ... Read More »

US Containment of China

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US Containment of China America has High Expectations for India. Can New Delhi Deliver? Paul Staniland  India is a big deal in Washington these days. A wave of think tank reports, books and op-eds identify India as a key component of US grand strategy. Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the US National Security Strategy heralded an important Indian ... Read More »

In Conversation With ASAD IQBAL 14th in Punjab, PMS 2017-18

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In Conversation With ASAD IQBAL 14th in Punjab, PMS 2017-18 Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): First of all, please tell us about your educational background? Asad Iqbal (AI): I did my O and A Levels from Beaconhouse Defence Campus, Lahore. Later, I did BSc (Hons) with Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). JWT: How much helpful did you find Jahangir’s World Times (JWT) in ... Read More »

SPIEF 19: Russia-China Bonhomie

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Russia-China Bonhomie at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum The 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was held on June 6-8, 2019 with the motto ‘Creating a Sustainable Development Agenda’. This year’s forum was the largest in terms of a number and composition of participants. According to the SPIEF organizing committee, the event was attended by over 19,000 participants from 145 ... Read More »