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Can a country survive on loans?

Almost all things in Pakistan — from politics to economics — are managed purely through an ad hoc approach. The phenomenon of ‘adventurism’ has been the hallmark of our struggle…

Charter of power

Pakistan’s path towards development and the consolidation of democratic institutions has been impeded by various challenges such as policy inconsistencies, weak governance and power struggles. To address these issues, there…

Why the country fails

It is apparent now that Project Imran Khan/PTI is being dismantled. Some commentators wonder whether the PTI was ever a political party. Others use the past tense for the PTI.…

Why UNSC reform is elusive

THE world has seen sweeping geopolitical changes over the past 70 years. The international landscape has been fundamentally transformed by the dispersion of power more widely among states. This redistribution…

A new charter

Before jumping to the analysis of an eloquently elaborated new security paradigm by the army chief in his address, let’s first compare the hard realities in the prevailing context. It…

The charter we need

Without any doubt, Pakistan is in on an economic tailspin, swiftly spiraling downwards. The issue at the core is the politicization of the economy and consequent bad governance. Politics and…

Runaway inequality

Pakistan is among the countries most vulnerable to climate change, already passing through the shocks and after-shocks of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war. Undoubtedly, the creation of the…

Charter of economy

Now that the political temperature has somewhat gone down in the country; there is a need to think of some medium and long-term measures to focus on the economy. The…