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December, 2021

  • 11 December

    CPEC Our Last Chance for Industrialization

    CPEC Our Last Chance for Industrialization China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is supposed to be a game changer for Pakistan’s economy. Several new power projects were installed at a time when the country was losing 2-2.5 percent of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) every year due to severe loadshedding and no …

  • 9 December

    CHINA’S LAND BORDER LAW: A Signal to India?

    CHINA’S LAND BORDER LAW A Signal to India? China has, for the first time, enacted a national law on the “protection and exploitation” of the country’s land border areas with the timing of the move significant given that it continues to be at loggerheads with India over the Line of …

  • 8 December


    BALOCHISTAN’S MISSING POOR The most important component of Ehsaas Program (EP) is the Ehsaas Kafaalat Programme (EKP), which entails the provision of cash stipends of 2,000 rupees monthly to the poorest women across the country. EKP is essentially a rebranding of what was originally known as the Benazir Income Support …

November, 2021

  • 30 November


    RETHINKING CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN PAKISTAN Every now and then, lot of noise is made about the poverty of imagination in dealing with criminal justice challenges in Pakistan. This cacophony is essentially emotional and sans serious thought. The shallowness of this approach has led to a public policy consideration that looks …

  • 29 November


    PAKISTAN’S DEMOGRAPHIC CHALLENGE In order to fully capitalize on the opportunity presented by the youth bulge, there are certain prerequisites that need to be fulfilled. The chief among them is the need for a comprehensive youth empowerment program. It is easier said than done, especially for a country that continues …

  • 27 November


    A CRIME THAT OFTEN GOES UNREPORTED HONOR KILLING  A Challenge to the law-enforcement agencies Brief Introduction Violence against women is not confined to our country only rather it is prevalent in almost all countries of the world. The worst kind of such violence is ‘honour killing’. It is termed Siyahkari …

  • 26 November

    Pakistan and the FATF Grey List

    Pakistan and the FATF Grey List It has become almost a routine now that the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) praises Pakistan for its hard work to meet the criteria to come out of its so-called grey list but, at the same time, keeps the country’s status unchanged. This …

  • 26 November

    Dealing with informality through taxation

    Dealing with informality through Taxation Informality is considered a cause of low productivity and poverty in developing economies. It is empirically found that development is associated with declining informality. It is difficult to find a single unanimous definition of informality due to conceptual differences. Normally, evaders, avoiders and outsiders in …

  • 25 November

    20th SCO Summit

    20th SCO Summit The 20th Heads of State Summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) took place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on 16-17 September 2021. During the meeting, the participants mainly focussed their discussions on managing the situation arising from the exit of the US and its allied forces from Afghanistan and …

  • 25 November


    MODERN GEOPOLITICS A Race Through Chaos to Stability The third decade of the twenty-first century has compelled the world to face its most intractable challenge yet–offering a coherent, collective and equitable response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This has tested the faith of the most ardent internationalists, and is part of …