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Siachen: Glacial Speed

Siachen: glacial speed

The Siachen dispute has exacted a toll. A study by Dr Ghulam Rasul of the Pakistan Meteorological Department entitled Climate Data and Modelling Analysis of the Indus Ecoregion warns that…

Narratives On Hazara Pogroms

Narratives on Hazara pogroms

In less than five weeks, the Hazara of Quetta - one of that city’s original Shia communities - have lost close to 200 of their people. Both the old Hazara…

The Coming Wars

The coming wars

"Changes in our environment and the resulting upheavals - from droughts to inundated coastal areas to loss of arable lands - are likely to become a major driver of war…

Elections In Fata

Elections in Fata

The Joint Committee on Fata Reforms represented by 10 major political parties submitted its recommendations to the Election Commission of Palcistan (ECP) for holding fair and free elections in the…

The Yell For Democracy

The yell for democracy

Democracy has to be saved and that is the clarion call from the various TV channels. What is the motivation for all this shouting? Winston Churchill (WC) did say that…

Tax, Power Sectors Need Reforms

Tax, power sectors need reforms

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) team visiting Pakistan on a Post Project Monitoring (PPM) mission a couple of weeks ago emphasised yet again the need for power and tax sector…

Ties With India

Ties with India

Preoccupation with domestic issues over the past few weeks should not have prevented Pakistan`s policymakers and informed sections of society from taking note of the dangerous events along the Line…

Whatever Happens At The Border

Whatever happens at the border

One step forward, two steps back. That appears to be the norm of the dysfunctional India-Pakistan relationship. You make a little progress, inch by painful inch, dragging yourself up the…

The Investor’s Exchange

The investor’s exchange

A somewhat underplayed, but certainly significant corollary of last week’s political turmoil was its impact on the Pakistani stock market. On Jan 15, as stocks plummeted more than 500 points,…

Dangerous Conflation

Dangerous conflation

The killing of MQM MPA Manzar Imam last week is the latest sign of the increasing overlap between sectarian violence and politics. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the…