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Political Geography

Political geography

Political geography examines how the nature of politics in specific geographies is influenced by local socio-economic factors. Applying this lens to Pakistan’s immense and varied geography yields interesting insights into…

Political Economy Of Tax Reforms

Political economy of tax reforms

The debates and discourse concerning political economy of tax reforms in Pakistan lack objective analyses and rational approach as evident from the latest book, published by Oxford University Press, The…

Apolitical Solutions

Apolitical solutions

As the 18th Saarc Summit gets underway, most people continue to be confused over the aims and objectives of the association. Many wonder if the objective is for smaller nations…

Political Economy Of NFC

Political economy of NFC

The eighth National Finance Commission (NFC) has been constituted and at least one preliminary meeting between the centre and provinces has been held. The NFC is designed to determine the…

Political Instability

Political instability

PAKISTAN has spent 34 out of its 68 years, or half its life, in internal political instability defined as regime instability, political emergencies and constitutional deadlocks. Long-term instability in Pakistan…

Elements Of International Trade Law

Elements of international trade law

International trade law is a complicated subject as it involves transnational transactions; it derives its sources from customary international law, international conventions, bilateral treaties, and multilateral treaties. These instruments of…

Purely Political

Purely political

Sectarianism has the potential to turn Pakistan into Hell on Earth. Sectarian killings have their own rationality. The Rawalpindi tragedy may appear to be madness but there’s method in that…

Shrinking Political Space

Shrinking political space

The speeches in praise of each other, after the four days of the ‘fake march’ exposed the reality of status quo politics today. It was insincerity at its best. In…

Political and social matters

At the moment our country is witnessing a bloodbath, and when the rulers are questioned as to why this is happening and why they don’t do anything to stop it,…

Cutting through the red tape

At this critical juncture in Pakistan’s history, an assessment of the economic fundamentals and the surrounding socio-political elements is required to illuminate a plan of financial recovery against a backdrop…