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UNDERSTANDING LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE KASHMIR DISPUTE Kamran Adil “To see an opportunity, we must be open to all thoughts.” — Catherine Pulsifer Introduction Hitherto, Kashmir was discoursed mostly in political, militaristic and strategic terms; the latest, legal engineering by India has, however, carved out an opportunity for the policymakers in Pakistan to, inter alia, understand and explore legal avenues ... Read More »

Reforming SOEs in Pakistan


Reforming SOEs in Pakistan Dr Omer Javed The state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are defined in Pakistan under the (Corporate Governance) Public Sectors Companies’ Rules (PSC Rules, 2013) as those companies where government exercises either direct or indirect beneficiary control or ownership, whereby the government or any agency holds 50% of voting shares or otherwise has ‘the power to elect, nominate or ... Read More »

Khyber Pass Economic Corridor (KPEC)


Khyber Pass Economic Corridor (KPEC) Another corridor to development Pakistan and Afghanistan continue to maintain upward trajectory of trade during last two years and has crossed US$ 2 billion mark in year 2017-18. Pakistan remains the largest export market for Afghanistan. On the other hand, Afghanistan continues to increase its imports from Pakistan, as Afghan imports increased from Pakistan by ... Read More »

Elusive India-Pakistan Peace


Elusive India-Pakistan Peace  Shamshad Ahmad With a lingering suspicion that India had never reconciled to Subcontinent’s partition, Pakistan has been living, since independence, in the shadow of India’s hostility and belligerence. This fear was not exaggerated when Pakistan saw Sikkim, Goa, Hyderabad, Junagadh and Kashmir falling to Indian avarice. This fear is not exaggerated today as Pakistan faces India’s continued ... Read More »

What’s wrong with Pakistan’s Economy?


What’s Wrong with Pakistan’s Economy? M.H. Rehman Economy of a country has, over the years, assumed greater significance than ever before. Contrary to the historical view of military might, modern-day nations are seen through the prism of economic strength. It also follows that technological advancements in all spheres of life in general, and in arsenal, in particular, have made research, ... Read More »

Slugfest about Kashmir’s “Special Status”


Slugfest about Kashmir’s ‘Special Status’ Amjed Jaaved It is eerie that our foreign office, media and the politicians have shallow understanding of the Kashmir dispute. Let us not forget the dimensions to this decades-long conflict. Pakistan is committed to the United Nations resolutions. And, these resolutions do not recognise ‘accession’ of disputed Kashmir under a resolution of the puppet Constituent ... Read More »

Political Genius of Quaid-i-Azam

Political Genius of Quaid-i-Azam.......

Political Genius of Quaid-i-Azam Prof. Sharif Al-Mujahid “Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation state. Muhammad Ali Jinnah did all three”. — Stanley Wolpert Mohammad Ali Jinnah Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the outstanding leader and a visionary statesman created this nation state of ... Read More »

Emerging Cordiality in PAK-US Relations


Emerging Cordiality in PAK-US Relations Dialogue is an absolute solution against war! Hassaan Bin Zubair Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Unites States has earned international acclaim. US President Donald Trump’s warm reception of Khan and his delegation that included the country’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the head of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen ... Read More »

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case and Investigations in Terrorism Cases

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case and Investigations in Terrorism Cases Kamran Adil Introduction In a research article titled ‘Is the International Court of Justice Biased?’ (2005), Professor Eric Posner of the University of Chicago noted about the International Court of Justice (ICJ), on the strength of ‘empirical evidence’, that: judges favour the states that appoint them; judges favour states whose wealth level ... Read More »