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Season of political challenges

PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan was compelled to seek a vote of confidence from the National Assembly following the defeat of his finance minister in the Senate election. He has now secured this…

Real challenges and the political game

The formation of a new coalition government is unlikely to end the country’s political turmoil, but it does create an opening to address the many challenges currently faced by Pakistan.…

Change the political chessboard

Pakistan stands at a critical juncture in its democratic journey, grappling with a deepening political crisis that threatens to undermine the very fabric of its society. At the heart of…

FDI: challenges and the way forward

An essential component of a robust and open economic system, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) serves as a crucial driver for development. In the case of Pakistan, it has been eagerly…

A low growth trap: assessing challenges

Over the past two years, the Pakistani economy has weathered a highly turbulent period. Inflation reached unprecedented levels, marking a historical peak, while real economic growth plunged into negative territory…

Challenges before the new finance minister

President Asif Ali Zardari has taken oath from the newly-inducted Federal Cabinet headed by second time Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif. Among the 19-member cabinet, 13 are members of…

Challenges, challenges

The shape of the post-election regime has been more or less settled, with the remaining Presidential election on March 9, 2024 too a foregone conclusion in favour of Asif Ali…

IWD: challenges ahead

A quick quesion: How long do you think it will take before the number of women enrolled in universities worldwide equals the number of men? Five years? Fifteen years? Twenty-five…

What economic challenges loom ahead?

As Pakistan is getting ready to usher in a new government, the nation's economic trajectory is a focus of attention. The question that looms is whether the change of guard…

Analysing the implementation of political manifestos

Since 1950, Pakistan has undergone significant political changes, alternating between military and civilian rules. After 1990, the major political parties like PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz), PPP (Pakistan People’s Party), and…