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The Federal Budget 2019-20

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The Federal Budget 2019-20 Rarely if ever, except perhaps during the initial years after our independence in 1947, has Pakistan faced such dire economic straits as those that confront it today. Consequently, the template of the federal budget was cast by the IMF programme terms that the country recently agreed with the Fund at the staff-level and has duly complied ... Read More »

Why Technocracy is the Only Way Out?

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Why Technocracy is the Only Way Out? Amjed Jaaved With change of guards at the SBP, and with removal of a bureaucrat from the post of FBR Chairman, and appointment of a technocrat to take his place, a surreptitious technocratic coup d’état seems to be underway in Pakistan. This development also suggests that the current setup of the country is ... Read More »

False Dawn in Afghanistan?

False Dawn in Afghanistan?

A temporary Taliban truce, despite the opportunity it presents, doesn’t mean peace is about to break out anytime soon. In recent days, unprecedented developments in Afghanistan have brought new hope to one of the most war-stricken countries in the world. The Afghan government and the Taliban declared separate brief cease-fires to mark the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Over a remarkable three-day ... Read More »

Revamping Pakistan’s global image

Revamping Pakistan’s global image

If we continue to face the image problem for an indefinite period, it can adversely affect our economic growth Post 9/11, Pakistan’s image abroad has been greatly tarnished despite the country’s great successes in the anti-terror war and participation in global peace-keeping efforts under the UN aegis. The national concern about Pakistan’s image abroad led to the constitution of a ... Read More »

The global strategies and Pakistan

The global strategies and Pakistan

What is in store for the country is unpredictable in view of the complicated and conflicting global and domestic policies How much the strategies of global powers can affect the wave of militancy in the country is too difficult a question to answer. But it cannot be ignored completely knowing the presence of Nato forces in the neighbouring country and ... Read More »

China’s plans to rule the seas hit trouble in Pakistan

China’s plans to rule the seas hit trouble in Pakistan

China’s strategic ambition to extend its maritime power across the Indian Ocean is hitting severe obstacles in the giant, volatile Pakistani province of Balochistan. Beijing’s priority is to develop the sleepy Baloch fishing port of Gwadar, 300 miles west of Karachi, to project its commercial and naval influence further west. But kidnappings, drive-by shootings and bomb attacks in the past ... Read More »

Pakistan and the building tensions in the Middle East

Pakistan and the building tensions in the Middle East

By: Shahid Javed Burki A number of developments have occurred in and around the Middle East that would likely make the region even more volatile than in the past. These events will have consequences for Pakistan for reasons that need to be understood by the policymakers working in Islamabad. Some of what has happened in the last several months is ... Read More »

National & International MCQs (February-March 2017)

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 National MCQs 1. On Feb 16, ______ introduced “The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction”. (a) Pan Macmillan    (b) Barnes & Noble (c) Bloomsbury    (d) Barron’s 2. On Feb 17, Pakistan was ranked ______ out of 186 economies on the Index of Economic Freedom 2017. (a) 141st        (b) 147th (c) 15st        (d) 171st 3. The National Green Day was ... Read More »

World in Focus (February – March 2017)

World in Focus (February - March 2017)

 NATIONAL Feb 16: One of the world’s biggest booksellers, Barnes & Noble, introduced “The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction” to honour Nobel Prize winner Dr Abdus Salam of Pakistan. The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction The Salam Award seeks to encourage aspiring speculative fiction writers of Pakistani origin. The annual short fiction award will be judged by a rotating jury ... Read More »

Working Together for a Better World

Working Together for a Better World

Although there have been widespread protests against the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States, many countries, especially those in Asia, have attached a great deal of expectation to the Trump presidency. India, Pakistan, China, the security normalizing and economically recovering Japan and the ASEAN Economic Community are all looking forward to working with ... Read More »