Pak Affairs

Transition to Sustainable Economy

  Transition to Sustainable Economy Every time a crisis unfolds, the hopeful among us point to the possibility that in every crisis exists an opportunity. Covid-19 has been no exception. Even those who like to see the glass half-full are already pointing to significant improvement in air pollution metrics in the wake of the lockdowns. Others are happy to flag …

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The Education Dilemma of Pakistan

The Education Dilemma of Pakistan Education is the road to national development. Being a dynamic force, a viable education system enables a nation to achieve its national goals. Since its inception, Pakistan, being a developing country, has been facing critical problems in its education sector. Perhaps, this is the reason why the system of education has failed to meet the …

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The Ballooning Circular debt

The Ballooning Circular debt Transmission and distribution parts of the supply chain of Pakistan’s power sector are exclusively owned, managed and operated by the public sector whereas the production sector enjoys contributions from both public and private companies. At the generation level, WAPDA, KESC, Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission are generating electricity from an installed generation …

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SCO INDIA-PAKISTAN RELATION can it build the bridges

SCO INDIA-PAKISTAN RELATION can it build the bridges Since the ancient times, alliance system has been into the international arena, perhaps because of the fact that it provides an assurance of firm support and commitment by the other. However, with much of the polarization in the realm of international politics, relations among states have also been revamped. Alliances and organizations …

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Recent Facilitative Measures for Taxpayers

Recent Facilitative Measures for Taxpayers Facilitation of taxpayers is largely measured in terms of ease of filing and paying taxes. Time to comply, number of tax payments, total tax and contribution rates and post-filing index are the indicators used to assess ease of filing and paying taxes in a tax jurisdiction. The number of payments indicator includes the total number …

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Covid-19 and Eradication of Poverty

Covid-19 and Eradication of Poverty The World Bank Group, in its recent biennial report “Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2020: Reversals of Fortune,” has predicted that between 88 million and 115 million people could fall back to poverty line in 2020 due to Covid-19. It was becoming increasingly unrealistic to expect that the goal of reducing extreme poverty to less than …

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Policing Strategies and Police Reforms in Pakistan

Policing Strategies and Police Reforms in Pakistan Police reforms have been a part of larger governance discourse in Pakistan over the years. Over three dozen initiatives/reports/commissions have produced wealth of knowledge in the domain that has contributed towards basic literature on police reforms in the country. The thrust of these reforms’ material, on analysis, will reveal that their focus has …

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Is Plebiscite in Kashmir Workable?

Is Plebiscite in Kashmir Workable? When Britain liquidated her Indian empire, the question arose: to whom would power be transferred? This was settled by a process of election. The Indian National Congress won an overwhelming majority of votes in Hindu‑majority areas and the All-India Muslim League did the same in Muslim‑majority areas. Through a tripartite agreement concluded by Britain, the …

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Covid-19 as a National Security Crisis

Covid-19 as a National Security Crisis. By and large, Covid-19 has forced all states to revisit the conventional understanding of national security. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, most analysts have been discussing its far-reaching impacts on global healthcare systems, socioeconomic well-being, and existing national security priorities of countries throughout the world. Although national security has featured infrequently in the …

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Covid-19 and Emerging Educational Trends in Pakistan

Covid-19 and Emerging Educational Trends in Pakistan The role of governments is the key to mitigating the disruptive impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on education in terms of both delivery and outcomes. Effective response guidelines for governments stress the need to plan for long-term disruptions and strategic adaptation, and to coordinate and communicate with, as well as support, the education …

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