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Panama Papers verdict

IT had all the makings of a landmark judicial case: a serving prime minister and his family accused of corruption; the petitioners representing an array of political opposition

Taking stock of Pakistan’s social problems

With China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the wings and a successive democratic government about to complete its term, it is difficult to imagine any doomsday scenario about the future of Pakistan. However, our economic, security, and socio religious challenges are such that we need to look beyond the immediate future and take into account the blowback from ‘black swan’ events. Can Pakistan survive the burgeoning population pressure and accompanied food, water and power shortages? Will the country continue with borrowed growth?

Calm before the Panama storm

Whether the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Panama Papers case will be remembered for centuries favourably or adversely will depend on the verdict itself. Yet the ongoing suspense is almost too much to take with different conspiracy theories taking root at rapid speed.

The Taliban mess

News of the surrender of former spokesperson for the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Ehsanullah Ehsan is certainly a positive development. The arrest would bolster Pakistan’s claim of taking effective action against terrorist individuals and entities. If Pakistan succeeds in taking action against the many armed groups that have tormented it for so long, it would be able to achieve the peace and prosperity which that brings.
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Three new projects in U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative

The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, has announced three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra


India-Australia free trade agreement soon?


The long-pending free trade agreement with Australia is expected to be cleared with Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu's visit to the country on June 26. T...