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Pakistan-India detente?

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s response to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who in a brief tweet extended his congratulations to Sharif for assuming the post of PM, garnered wide attention.…

SOEs in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh

State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) are a common feature in the economic landscapes of developing countries such as Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. The performance of these SOEs has been a topic of…

How far ahead of Pakistan is India?—I

The G20 Summit in New Delhi on September 9-10 should have been an eye-opener for Pakistan. However, it does not seem so. We are complacent as usual. There is a…

A tale of 2 economies: India and Pakistan

When India and Pakistan became independent states after the Partition in 1947, they inherited a similar economic legacy of underinvestment and neglect from Britain. Their colonial economies were among the…

Reflections on Pakistan-India peace

PEACE is a fragile plant, which needs constant nurturing. This is especially true when two neighbours with a disturbed relationship attempt mutual reconciliation of differences. When their endeavours are weak,…

What’s next for Pakistan-India?

A renewal of the 2003 ceasefire at the Line of Control (LOC) between Pakistan and India is unequivocally good news. Neither country’s strategic or tactical goals are served by the…

Lynch mobs in India: lessons for Pakistan

The writer is an analyst and commentator. The murder by lynching of a Muslim man in Dadri, UP in India on suspicions that he had eaten beef has, quite rightly,…

Intolerant India Or Jinnah’s Pakistan?

Intolerant India or Jinnah’s Pakistan?

Last week at Davos, Prime Minister Imran Khan demonstrated once again, why he is a darling for Pakistanis that invest a greater premium on how Pakistan positions and presents itself…