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How good is our foreign policy?

Pakistan appears to be losing out on its global outreach. The country’s national foreign policy is somehow not working. Few recent happenings explain it all. China last week hosted a ‘High-level Dialogue…

Indigenous coal crucial to country’s energy security

Pakistan must pursue its indigenous coal objective for its long-term strategic energy security. The utilisation of the massive lignite reserves of 175.5 billion tonnes, the world’s sixth largest and equivalent…

Security insecure

Even a casual glance at the instances of attacks on the security forces in the country would indicate that a significant uptick in such incidents has occurred of late. Take…

National security wordplay

A reinvented wheel with spokes of jargon, cliche, and complacency was presented last month as the National Security Policy (NSP), a more comprehensive version of the Internal Security Policy instituted…

Economy and security

A strong connection between the country's prosperity and military power or put simply, economy and security are two sides of the same coin; without political stability, without security and without…

Gender, security and development — II

Many African and Latin American states have faced these crises. Presently, the Indian policies of repression in Jammu and Kashmir are a vivid example of women torture, rape and widowhood.…

Food security in the age of Covid-19

There never was any lockdown in the country’s agricultural sector. And from the way the NCC and NCOC have been carrying out, their respective efforts over the last two months…