2020

GWADAR

GWADAR The ‘Silicon Valley of Pakistan During the recent months, Gwadar Port, the flagship project in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), has attracted a lot of attention from investors from China and other countries. It is becoming an industrial and investment hub of Pakistan. Since China has vast experience in port building and infrastructure, this experience may help Pakistan in making …

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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 …

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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. …

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PAKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN HIGH-LEVEL VISITS

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP

REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP November 15 will be remembered as a historic day in the history of the world in general, and of Asia in particular, as on this day, ten ASEAN nations, plus five other Asia-Pacific countries – China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia – entered into the world’s largest free-trade agreement aptly named as Regional Comprehensive …

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The Indo-US Connivance Against China

The Indo-US Connivance Against China It is evident from the developments as well as the US engagements with India during the past decade or so that America’s grand strategy towards China is primarily to achieve a ‘balance of power in Asia.’ This is evidenced by the Indo-US strategic partnership that has soared to an unprecedented level during the recent years. …

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