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As I begin my first official visit to Pakistan as Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, the country is emerging as a relatively bright spot in a global economy clouded by volatility and uncertainty. 


Hafiz Muhammad Saeed’s detention may only be a strategic signal by Pakistan army. Or it could be more than that?


WITH one stroke of the pen Donald Trump last week slammed the doors on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries throwing the United States and the world into unprecedented chaos. 


Economic indicators are always open to interpretation and debate. Some analyse these numbers objectively whereas others fall prey to their biases.

KP Governor appreciates the province's businessmen for actively seeking opportunities related to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. Shows confidence in the project's stimulus for KP's economy and assures members of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the entailing benefits. KP is one of the richest regions for renewable energy generation and the government is planning to arrange an investments road show in China to attract more investments.
“THERE is a climate of impunity in Pakistan with regard to enforced disappearances, and the authorities are not sufficiently dedicated to investigate cases of enforced disappearance and hold the perpetrators accountable.” 

IN the 2013 general election, the three main parties (PML-N, PTI, PPP) fielded a combined total of 112 candidates for Lahore’s 38 national and provincial assembly seats. Only five out of these 112 individuals were women and none were initially elected. After the onset of several by-elections, finally one of the 38 legislators from the provincial capital turned out to be a woman — Shazia Mubashir.


Delhi and Islamabad perceive Kashmir’s realities and interests as subservient to their own.

LESS than eight weeks after Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa was chosen to head the army by the prime minister, and some six weeks after Nawaz Sharif is said to have handpicked Lt-Gen Naveed Mukhtar as the director-general of the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, do civil-military relations appear harmonious?

In Pakistan, state empowered the seminary by hiring proxy warriors from it. Then, the un-empowered developed their own street muscle, weaponising themselves through the underworld where jihad and crime meet


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A Pakistani minister set the proverbial cat amongst India’s foreign policy establishment by announcing that Pakistan was thinking of constitutional changes to make Gilgit-Baltistan its fifth province.
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To build a better future for all, the government in Dhaka will have to think about how to ensure inclusive education for all in the country, writes Minhazur Rahman Rezvi for South Asia Monitor.
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The line that Mortimer Durand drew across a small map in 1893 has bled the Pashtun heart ever since. More than a century later both sides of that line remain restless. But the mystery behind what actually happened on 12 November 1893 has never ...


What went wrong for the West in Afghanistan? Why couldn't a global coalition led by the world's preeminent military and economic power defeat "a bunch of farmers in plastic sandals on dirt bikes" in a conflict that outlasted b...


What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...


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