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Food inflation

The global average rate of inflation hovers around 3.2 percent. The rate of inflation in Pakistan hovers around 9 percent. The most recent Sensitive Price Index, comprising 51 essential items…

Security framework

FOR most of its existence, Pakistan’s national security interests have been defined as protecting the country from India. During the last two decades however, factors such as internal discord epitomised…

Strengthening food systems

Achieving food security and nutrition for all goes beyond eliminating hunger – which is a high priority under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 agenda. SDG2 – ‘End hunger, achieve…

Food insufficiency

IT was sobering to learn that Pakistan had imported $6.12 billion worth of foodstuff in the first nine months of the current financial year, up 54 per cent from last…

Energy security and the nuclear program

The month of May marks the 23rd anniversary of nuclear weapon tests in South Asia. Since then, the discourse on non-military aspect of nuclear technology and its enormous potential of…

A new security paradigm

A new security paradigm was unveiled during the recently concluded Islamabad Security Dialogue. The refreshing change was highlighted by the transformative nature of the discourse where the government, the military…

Human security

Global military spending continued to reach record levels in 2020, rising almost 4 percent in real terms to US$1.83 trillion, even despite the severe economic contractions caused by the pandemic.…

Food for thought

IT is worth noting that this is the second food price spiral that this government has presided over. Last year when the same thing happened the government ordered an inquiry,…

Food And Tourism

Food and tourism

Pakistan is blessed with several tourism opportunities – cultural, religious or nautical tourism. With an improved security situation, and through the endless efforts of the present government, the tourism industry…

Water security

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar has launched a fund to collect the needed resources to build the Diamer-Bhasha Dam which when completed is expected to cost an estimated…