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Rashakai Special Economic Zone

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Rashakai Special Economic Zone China, the new economic powerhouse of the world, is implementing its plans to reach out to the world’s important strategic points and have a considerably dominant role in global market, through its ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) Initiative. Having unparallel global impact, this is an economic initiative unprecedented in the modern world history. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ... Read More »

Paigham-i-Pakistan Code of Conduct for Religious Harmony

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Paigham-i-Pakistan Code of Conduct for Religious Harmony 1. It is obligatory on every citizen of the country to recognise and accept the Constitution and fulfil their oath of loyalty towards the state. 2. All citizens in the country should ensure implementation of all basic rights of the people enshrined in the Constitution that pertain to social and political lives, freedom ... Read More »

TERRORISM FINANCING LAWS IN PAKISTAN

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TERRORISM FINANCING LAWS IN PAKISTAN Introduction “The first step towards a science of law is the making of distinction between what comes within and what does not come within the legal meaning of a rule.” —Roscoe Pound If Pound’s axiomatic first step is taken in understanding laws related to Financial Action Task Force (FATF), it will transpire that many laws ... Read More »

ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY The New front in foreign policy of Pakistan

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ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY The New front in foreign policy of Pakistan In the contemporary world, only those countries enjoy prestige and power in the global arena which have strong, prosperous economies as well as vigilant diplomats pursuing the interests of their countries in other countries. Although the concept of diplomacy, traditionally, is considered related to state-centric analyses of mainly political agenda, ... Read More »

The Pension Bomb

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The Pension Bomb “The government is paying Rs470 billion on account of pensions [to former government employees or their spouses]. This amount is almost equal to the amount [Rs500billion] that we pay to the existing government employees as salaries. At many universities, the amount spent on paying pensions has increased more than spending on salaries. The problem must be streamlined ... Read More »

Pakistan-Bangladesh Economic Ties

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Pakistan-Bangladesh Economic Ties Since July 22 when Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Bangladeshi counterpart Shaikh Hasina spoke by telephone, there have been growing calls for reconciliation between both countries as it is more than evident that political and economic compulsions appear to be taking both the leaders towards rapprochement. Despite an unfriendly political environment, trade has been considered one ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Enduring Governance Challenges

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Pakistan’s Enduring Governance Challenges   Asadullah Noonari It is the quality and features of governance that translate the extent of peace and stability and prospects of economic development in a country. The word governance is derived from the Greek word ‘kubernaein’, meaning steering or piloting. It was also used by Plato concerning how to design a realm of rule. In ... Read More »

Nuclear diplomacy of Pakistan

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Nuclear diplomacy of Pakistan Aftab H. Wahla Since the dawn of the nuclear age – with the dropping of nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 – nuclear diplomacy has been on the centre stage in international affairs. The post-war multilateralism has given significant expansion to the scope and jurisdiction of traditional diplomacy and, today, economy, technology exchange, scientific ... Read More »

National Tariff Policy (2019-2024) A WAY FORWARD

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National Tariff Policy (2019-2024) A WAY FORWARD Omer Hussan Bajwa   Introduction During the last two decades, Factory Asia has taken the central position in global trade. China has emerged as a new demand-and-supply hub. India, Bangladesh and Vietnam have earned great dividends in this changing paradigm. However, Pakistan has not been seen anywhere in securing benefits. Pakistan is globally ... Read More »