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Karachi Canvas

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, whe...

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...

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 electrom...

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.  Th...

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-...

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 l...

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&r...

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 Kashm...

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....

Countering RAW’s hybrid warfare

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

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 glob...

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...

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, Baluch...

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...

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 g...

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....

Patron-client relations and cronyism mark the Pakistani sy...

Collage of Pakistani politicians More than seventy years into independence, Pakistan continues to be bedeviled by major socio-econ...

How Sindh police are restoring tranquility in the province

Caption The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam,has taken various far-reaching initiatives to build the...

Making CPEC work - II

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a collection of infrastructure projects for Pakistan (current size US$45 billion, expect...

Making CPEC work - I

At a panel discussion organized by Pathfinder and Martin Dow Group during Davos 2020, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh spoke about understanding...

America’s ‘Lessons Learned’ exercise tells why Afghans cou...

The recently published papers on the American war in Afghanistan are astonishing in their clarity, but the reasons that the papers ci...