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A New Geography

A new geography

Over 10,000 years ago, it would have been possible to walk from the plains of primitive France to primeval England. All one needed was a pair of well-shod feet. Then,…

Political Geography

Political geography

Political geography examines how the nature of politics in specific geographies is influenced by local socio-economic factors. Applying this lens to Pakistan’s immense and varied geography yields interesting insights into…

Afghanistan without illusions

Pakistan’s understanding of its northwestern neighbour is beset with hubris and delusion masquerading as familiarity. The increasingly bold and bloody attacks on our soldiers and Pakistan’s response indicate that it…

Dangers of urban flooding

Pakistan is among the most affected countries by climate change. The irony of the situation is that while the industrialised world reaps the benefits of industrialisation we pick up the…

United for progress

Today, on March 11, some 2.5 billion of us will come together to celebrate the Commonwealth family. Seventy-five years after the London Declaration, I will join this family’s many nations,…

Elections 2024

It is election time in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Consider the inflationary trends in the country as, according to the Election Commission of Pakistan, the estimated cost for this…

We need a holistic transformation

In 2024, Pakistan is grappling with severe economic and social challenges, including a staggering inflation rate of 39.18 per cent, a depreciating currency, and a high government debt-to-GDP ratio of…