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Police Reforms

According to Transparency International, the public of Pakistan consider the Police to be the most corrupt government institution in the country, and have done so for the past few decades. This will come as no surprise to anybody who has had the misfortune of interacting with the police in the past, and is an unfortunate part of Pakistani life that …

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Pakistan, Iran to reopen border gate

Pakistan, Iran to reopen border gate

Iran has assured Pakistan that the Zero Point Gate border check post in Taftan will reopen once fencing is complete. The assurance came during a regular border meeting between the delegations of Pakistan and Iran at Border Pillar Number 72 near Taftan on Tuesday. Pakistan’s side was headed by Chagai Deputy Commissioner Imran Ibrahim Bangulzai, while Meer Jawah District Administrator …

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Reducing tensions between India, Pakistan

Reducing tensions between India, Pakistan

One of the most enduring, and one daresay touching, articles of faith in India’s Pakistan policy is that promoting people-to-people contacts between the peoples of India and Pakistan can prove to be a game-changer. Like everything else in government, this heroic assumption has been a victim of inertia. Because it has acquired the status of a self-evident truth, no one …

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The environmental cost of energy

“The Chinese have figured out that they have a giant environmental problem. Folks in Beijing, some days, literally can’t breathe. Over a million Chinese die prematurely every year because of air pollution.” Joe Biden Pakistanis have witnessed the deterioration of air quality in Pakistan over the years and are now standing closer to Beijing in terms of air pollution. From …

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Pakistan’s Economic Performance: Failing or Politicized?

Nawaz Sharif and the PML-N regime have been under a lot of criticism over the last few years, which escalated especially after the leader himself was disqualified in July, 2017. The critique on the government ranges from corruption to declaration of an ‘emergency situation’ over the debt piling up on the nation. Imran Khan, the chief of PTI, has taken …

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Pakistan, China, CPEC and the sacred liquid

Pakistan, China, CPEC and the sacred liquid

When they prioritise agricultural investments under CPEC, the Chinese are not looking for land. They have plenty of it. They want our water I recently came across some real news about Pakistan which merits sharing, and commenting. According to a July, 2017 article by Carole Dalin at University College, London and fellow authors, in Nature, world’s top journal for scientific …

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PM meets the JIT

With the Panama Papers investigation in full swing, the recently formed controversial JIT is in the midst of conducting its proceedings. The highly publicized case is at the helm of a protracted tug of war for political supremacy between the ruling party and its opposing coalition. Yet, in an unprecedented instance an elected prime minister appeared before the country’s institutions …

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PTI dissidents and the return of the old

Upon deciding to hold intra-party elections at a meeting of the party’s central committee chaired by Imran Khan himself, PTI’s internal mechanisms have transformed drastically from the last intra-party elections held on March 23, 2013. PTI’s intra-party elections asked 2.7 million registered voters to make a choice between Imran Khan or Naik Muhammad Khan. The Insaf Panel is led by …

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