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Chinese investment risks Pakistan running into debt trap: Ex Pakistani ambassador Husain Haqqani

Pakistan runs the risk of falling into a debt trap with China's multi-billion dollar infrastructure investment, especially as a volatile security situation and tensions with neighbours threatens the economic viability of such projects, says Husain Haqqani, Islamabad's former envoy to the US.

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Killing of US soldier stiffens Trump's resolve on Pakistan

Angered by the killing of an American soldier by terrorists in Afghanistan, US President Donald Trump let off the first Twitter salvo of 2018 bringing into sharp focus Washington's $33-billion problem of Pakistan and Islamabad's ties to terror and anti-American activities.

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CPEC: how to manage our SEZs?

Although the first modern Special Economic Zone (SEZ) was developed far back in 1959 in Ireland, it was the ‘Chinese miracle’ in Shenzhen that sold the concept to the world. Once a small fishing village, Shenzhen now is as populous as Lahore but with GDP as high as that of Pakistan, depicting remarkable productivity.

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Step In Right Direction

The Security and Exchange Commission’s (SECP) notification aimed at imposing restrictions on all groups and individuals from collecting funds from listed companies can be seen as state’s response to international pressure to isolate such outfits and individuals and hamper their activities through every possible means.

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Electoral reform — the unfinished agenda

Few acts of legislation have raised such an intense debate in recent years as the Election Act of 2017. The focus of the debate has, however, been diverted away from the core issue of electoral reform.

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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