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Lack of economics behind politics Feb 12, 2024

The marriage between politics and economics is well established globally though in Pakistan political parties’ economic agenda varies little mainly due to the imposition of standard time bound quantitative conditions…

Climate finance geopolitics

THE lines of distinction between climate finance and traditional development financing have been blurred. Concurrently, national and provincial roles and responsibilities in Pakistan to access international climate finance have become…

Upending old politics

Understanding the PPP’s leadership is a puzzle these days. Its impressive show in Quetta two days ago (Nov 30) sent a strong message of unity. Yet, last week its ‘new’…

Victims of geopolitics: Palestine and Kashmir

The recent tragic developments in and around Gaza are a painful reminder of the deep and festering wound inflicted upon the Palestinian body politic by Western colonialism in connivance with…

IMF versus vote politics

In political science, economic voting is a theoretical perspective which argues that voter behavior is heavily influenced by the economic conditions in the country at the time of the election. According to this perspective, voters tend to vote…

Capital suggestion: Politics and violence

Imran Khan's dangerous political ambitions have caused him to disregard the boundaries of violence in politics, posing a serious threat to the safety and stability of society. Imran Khan’s ruthless…

Pakistan, and international global financial order

In the recently released report ‘Regional Economic Outlook: Middle East and Central Asia’ by International Monetary Fund (IMF), one of its comments on Pakistan’s economy was ‘For… Pakistan, policy interest…

Politics through a film script

THERE was a Bombay movie in 1964, a few weeks before Nehru’s death. It was called Leader, the only film for which the late actor Dilip Kumar wrote the story.…