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Covid-19 as a National Security Crisis


Covid-19 as a National Security Crisis. By and large, Covid-19 has forced all states to revisit the conventional understanding of national security. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, most analysts have been discussing its far-reaching impacts on global healthcare systems, socioeconomic well-being, and existing national security priorities of countries throughout the world. Although national security has featured infrequently in the ... Read More »

Covid-19 and Emerging Educational Trends in Pakistan

Online Learning Isometric Concept

Covid-19 and Emerging Educational Trends in Pakistan The role of governments is the key to mitigating the disruptive impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on education in terms of both delivery and outcomes. Effective response guidelines for governments stress the need to plan for long-term disruptions and strategic adaptation, and to coordinate and communicate with, as well as support, the education ... Read More »

Virtual Diplomacy


Virtual Diplomacy As virus goes viral, diplomacy goes virtual The United Nations General Assembly is one of the main fixtures of the global diplomatic calendar. At no other time are so many global leaders gathered in one place at one time. But, for the first time in the world body’s history, this year’s annual session of UNGA was held without ... Read More »

Socio-economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Vulnerable


Socio-economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Vulnerable Covid-19 has jolted the world and affected human life in a variety of ways. It is one of the most infectious diseases challenging the mankind with significant socio-economic impacts. With its outbreak from the Chinese city of Wuhan, life across the globe came to a complete standstill, forcing the people to stay indoors. ... Read More »


Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan inspect the honor guard at the presidential palace in Kabul

PAKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN HIGH-LEVEL VISITS In October, Engr Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the head of Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan and former Prime Minister of his country, visited Pakistan on the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Hekmatyar stayed in Pakistan for three days and met President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaisar. He also ... Read More »

Understanding the Law Related to JUVENILE JUSTICE in Pakistan


Understanding the Law Related to JUVENILE JUSTICE in Pakistan Making of a law and its implementation are two different and distinct phases of an idea getting traction in governance priorities. Insofar as the lawmaking is concerned, the idea of treating child offenders separately and in more sophisticated manner has been introduced through a second version of the national law. The ... Read More »

CPEC and the ‘Education System’ in Pakistan


CPEC and the ‘Education System’ in Pakistan It’s a perfectly well-known fact that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is one branch of above $60 billion for Pakistan from over $6 trillion ‘investment tree’. It’s all due to China’s investment-friendly philosophy. Fortunately, this came as the privileged bounty for Pakistan due to the latter’s geo-strategic location and time-tested Pak-China friendship. Sorry you ... Read More »

China- Russia-Pakistan Strategic Alliance.


China- Russia-Pakistan Strategic Alliance. China and Russia—the former a rising power and the latter a great power that is currently striving to regain its lost glory—are, nowadays, at the center stage of geopolitics in Asia. Russia has traditionally been the most trusted ally of China’s neighbour and main antagonist, India. On the other hand, India is the biggest enemy of ... Read More »

The CPEC Front


The CPEC Front Since its launch by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative has been playing a dominant role in social and economic development of the BRI- and non-BRI countries. Colossal investments backed by China’s highest authority, President Xi himself, continue to play a pivotal role in various areas. Enhanced regional connectivity, and the cooperation ... Read More »

Recent Tax Measures to Combat TAX EVASION


Recent Tax Measures to Combat TAX EVASION Among many reasons of low tax-to-GDP ratio, tax evasion at corporate and non-corporate levels is the principal one. Tax-registered persons are much fewer than the persons who are liable for registration under tax laws. Even the registered persons try to evade taxes by under-reporting their taxable incomes. A large number of registered taxpayers ... Read More »