Encouraging portents for Pakistan

Courtesy By Malik Muhammad Ashraf 2013-07-01

After a decade long confrontation between Iran and World powers supported by Germany over former’s nuclear weapons programme— that witnessed repeated failure of the diplomatic ... Read More

Nobody wants drones but…

Courtesy By Malik Muhammad Ashraf 2013-08-01

The US may have no other choice but to use themThe PTI and its allies, as announced by Imran Khan, staged a sit-in on Ring Road, Peshawar, on Saturday to block the NATO supplies. T... Read More

A new beginning?

Courtesy By Malik Muhammad Ashraf 2013-09-01

The vision about regional peace and shared economic prosperity expounded by  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif—premised on settlement of all disputes with India including Kashmir ... Read More

Justice for all Print

Courtesy By Malik Muhammad Ashraf 2013-10-01

The International Judicial ConferenceJustice ensures peace, harmony, tranquility, progress and rule of law in a society, lack of which leads to chaos, upheavals and disharmony whic... Read More

Economic outlook

Courtesy By Malik Muhammad Ashraf 2013-11-01

The government is on track with regards to the energy situation and hopefully the country will wade through the energy shortages within the next five years.Managing an economy is t... Read More

PM firm about terror-free Pakistan

Courtesy By S Rahman 2014-01-20

Pakistan of today is an exception to the rule in the area of inter-institution understanding as all the pivotal pillars of the state stand in complete harmony with one another, at ... Read More

TAPI- Regaining focus

Courtesy By Tariq Osman Hyder 2015-05-18

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan from 20 to 22 May. Regional energy connectivity lies at the heart of Pakistan’s strategic interests in Central ... Read More

The briefing

Courtesy By Dr Farrukh Saleem 2014-01-05

On January 1, the minister for finance, revenue, economic affairs, statistics and privatisation gave a two-hour presentation to the PM, cabinet members and the media. The good news... Read More

Six Months of PML-N Government

Courtesy By Malik Muhammad Ashraf 2013-11-18

In view of the formidable, intractable, convoluted and debilitating challenges inherited by the PML (N) government, six months are perhaps too short a span of time to judge its ach... Read More

Rolling the ball in the right direction

Courtesy By Malik Muhammad Ashraf 2013-11-04

According to press reports, a former Ins­p­ector General Police of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Malik Naveed who is under custody of NAB and being investigated for filching Rs.1.8 billion... Read More

Frugality at the expense of national image

Courtesy By Malik Muhammad Ashraf 2013-12-30

Traditional diplomacy has its own advantages and efficacy but it cannot match the power of public diplomacy, conducted through the media, in changing the perceptions and attitudes ... Read More

The IMF conundrum

Courtesy By Malik Muhammad Ashraf 2014-02-17

Beginning from 1958 till today almost all the governments in Pakistan have sought IMF loans under various arrangements to bolster balance of payment position and to meet other fina... Read More

Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif Visit to Baluchistan

Courtesy By Unknown 2014-01-30

The Prime minster visited Quetta on 30 January to assess the situation and confer with provincial leadership on ways and means for bringing about necessary improvements in this res... Read More

PM’s wise view of security

Courtesy By S Rahman 2014-04-07

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has rightly opined that the state cannot survive if the constitutional order was not respected and the rule of law not enforced.These views of ... Read More

Privatization of Ailing SOEs

Courtesy By TILA KHAN 2014-03-10

The economy of Pakistan has been through many phases over the last 67 years of its existence. While there have been long periods of recession, there were times when the countr... Read More

Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Courtesy By Syed Mohammad Ali 2014-02-03

For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world’s largest refugee communities due to multiple waves of Afghans crossing over the porous international bord... Read More

Restructuring, reforming and reviving the Planning Commission

Courtesy By Professor Ahsan Iqbal 2014-01-01

Pakistan’s road to development has proven to be a turbulent one. While the changing nature of the global political economy has been a key factor in determining the scope of econo... Read More

Privatization and economic necessity

Courtesy By Malik Muhammad Ashraf 2014-12-01

It is estimated that State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) are collectively incurring an annual loss of between Rs.400-500 billion; more than 25% of the total revenue receipts of the gove... Read More

Economic growth belies unwanted criticism

Courtesy By S RAHMAN 2015-02-23

Rebuilding a tattered economy is an uphill task and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s economic team led by Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar must be commended for achieving this... Read More

Terrorism and NISP

Courtesy By MALIK MUHAMMAD ASHRAF 2015-03-02

Staying the courseTerrorism is the ultimate escalation of political violence with characteristics of ethnic, economic violence and religious extremism. Sometimes the lines between ... Read More