111 510 510 libonline@riphah.edu.pk Contact
Afghan Endgame – BSA

Afghan endgame – BSA

The US started laying down the basic paradigms for creating the post-2014 strategic and operational environment in Afghanistan a long while ago. Its efforts took roots with the Enduring Security…

Moving Out Of Af-Pak

Moving out of Af-Pak

Tomorrow Pakistan’s prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, will meet President Barack Obama in Washington, to signal Islamabad’s renewed interest in a broad-based relationship with the US. This will be the first…

2014: Transition To What?

2014: transition to what?

Committee room 10 in the House of Commons was packed to capacity. The audience was as international as it could get, with representatives from many embassies in London. MPs, diplomats,…

Inflation Challenge

Inflation challenge

The unabated, uncontrolled, unchecked and ever-rising inflation is making life of the common people miserable with every passing day. It should be cause for concern for those at the helm…

Militants` Media Front

Militants` media front

MILITANCY poses a serious threat to the security and stability of Pakistan. While the government and various state institutions are trying to respond in their own way and according to…

State Of Uncertainty

State of uncertainty

The meeting in New York between prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Manmohan Singh helped to ratchet down tensions that had surged in recent months between the two countries. It yielded…

A Poisoned Chalice

A poisoned chalice

Two recent developments have brought Pakistan’s latest IMF programme into sharp focus. The rupee has weakened aggressively against the US dollar since June, losing over 7pc. At the same time,…

Need Of The Hour In Fata

Need of the hour in Fata

The British put together a well-crafted system for dealing with the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. The centrepiece of this system is the allowance-holders. These include the maliks or elders (small…

Decade Of Lost Growth

Decade of lost growth

Pakistan’s growth performance over the last five years (2008/09-2012/13) has been dismal at best. Economic growth has averaged 2.9 percent per annum compared with 6.6 percent per annum during the…