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Ikram Sehgal

Ikram Sehgal

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Vested interest outmanoevres the national interest in Paki...

One of the most impeding characteristics in Pakistani society is the striving of people to do favours and to get favours in return, whether in cash an...

From India with “Love”!

Apologies to Ian Fleming for adapting the title to the situation in Pakistan. Terrorism is back again in Karachi and it is: “From India with lov...

Pakistan must use the new avenues opened by the pandemic

While we are still in the middle of this pandemic and our bodies may be blocked partially because of the partial lockdown, our electromagnetic beings...

Pakistan’s federal budget: Desperate circumstances, courag...

Pakistan’s economy had already been suffering before the COVID-19 outbreak, it was in no imminent danger of a recession.  The Current Accou...

A blueprint for Pakistan’s budget

The economy which the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) government took over in 2018 had been subjected to horrendous mismanagement force-multiplied by r...

The fight against racism post covid-19

Within a very short period the COVID-19 pandemic has broken up economic, social and also intellectual traditions existing for decades and was thought...

State Bank of Pakistan’s Rozgar scheme helps both capital...

For the private security services, the Covid-19 pandemic posed multiple problems. The closing down of businesses and industries meant loss of revenues...

Enhancement of cotton textile sector is critical for Pakis...

Pakistan’s cotton textile industry is the largest in the country’s manufacturing sector. It accounts for 8.5% of Pakistan’s GDP, emp...

India still to learn lessons from Brooks-Bhagat report on...

Transparency and learning lessons from past mistakes are not virtues in most countries. Even when an inquiry commission is set up to find out what wen...

Border standoff: Indian army knows any aggressive response...

Despite the ongoing pandemic hitting India more than China, India has been engaging in blunders like anti-Muslim policies and the Kashmir settlement l...

Mufti Muneeb moon-fighting with Fawad Chawdhry

Pakistan has always taken the matter of moon-sighting very seriously. However, the moon-sighting controversy is not Pakistan-specific. Moon-fighting g...

Horses for courses: Thoughts on reforming Pakistan’s healt...

Dr Sania Nishtar The Imran Khan government came to power in Pakistan in 2018 saying that fighting poverty and corruption is its main objective. T...

Countering RAW’s hybrid warfare

RAW headquarters in New Delhi India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) is supposedly dedicated to foreign intelligence gathering, but actua...

Crisis in Afghanistan would add to Pakistan’s woes

Afghan refugees in Pakistan One cannot condemn an entire nation as being ungrateful, but as a government, Afghanistan certainly qualifies fo...

Post-COVID-19, Pakistan will have to look to China more an...

While the proportions of COVID-19’s debilitating effect is not yet clear, the pandemic is causing a massive melt-down of the global economy. Gro...

Unconventional problems need unconventional remedies

Millions of people have lost their jobs and more will lose. The pandemic is not only taking lives but is badly aggravating the economic crisis. As tim...

Pakistan needs to prepare for the heatwave to follow

This year, the holy month of Ramazan comes to us with two difficulties: Firstly, there is social distancing, curfews and closure of shops, which are i...

Gen. Waheed Kakar’s is the ideal model for military-civil...

Gen. Waheed Kakar Abdul Waheed Khan was born into a Pashtun family of the Kakar tribe (which originally migrated from Zhob, Baluchistan) in the s...

To succeed, leaders should have a good set of advisors

Advisor Moeed Yusuf with Imran Khan Entrusted by US President Abraham Lincoln in 1864 to fight the war against the Confederacy in the American Ci...

Politically linked feudal profiteers stunt Pakistan’s agri...

IMF Chief Kristalina Georgieva recently stated that the world is entering a recession that will be worse than that which followed the global financial...

Balancing life and livelihood in coronavirus-hit Pakistan

A view of a downtown market is seen empty during restrictions due to COVID-19 situation in Karachi, Pakistan, March 20, 2020. Despite the opp...