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Military courts?

The Senate of Pakistan, the upper house of parliament, has endorsed a resolution asserting that the Supreme Court’s judgment on military courts encroaches upon the legislative prerogatives of parliament. The…

After the transition

The futility of Pakistan’s upcoming elections is becoming increasingly clear, as the main contenders gear up without detailed plans to steer the country out of its prevailing crises. While the…

A flowering in Sukkur

What sight or experience would cheer you up in this overall environment of gloom and apprehension? What can engage you for long enough to inspire a measure of hope in…

Military courts

Turkey has had civilian trials in military courts. Most of these trials were regarded as ‘fair’ and in accordance with ‘legal standards’. Civilian cases have been tried in military courts…

Higher for longer

Since 2010, the global economy has been on a spending spree, with close to zero interest rates being around for more than a decade. Such historically low-interest rates led to…

Consequences of frequent borrowing

The government of Pakistan has a plan of borrowing yet another time from commercial banks over next three months. We have also sought the bailout packages from the IMF. This…

Vietnam eyes China model to seek index upgrade

Vietnam is planning to relax its stock market settlement procedures for foreign investors, a critical measure to convince equity index managers to upgrade the country to emerging market status and…

Widening Indo-Pak economic divide

This is the final part of a two-part series of articles, highlighting the differences between India and Pakistan’s state of the economy. Cricket, a great if not the only unifier…