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Are the Chinese safe in Pakistan?

In the wake of the terror attack on the PC Hotel in Gwadar, the Chinese media and commercial circles seem concerned regarding the state of security in Balochistan which...

Clouds of protests

The season of street protests is upon us. Leaders of 11 opposition parties, meeting at an iftar-dinner hosted by Pakistan Peoples Party chairperson Bilawal Bhutto on...

Offshore hopes

One fine morning, many Pakistanis took to talking about offshore drilling in the Arabian Sea and the possibility of a discovering a huge reservoir of oil and gas that...

SEZs and regional development

Pakistan’s ongoing economic challenges appear insurmountable today. The burgeoning current and fiscal accounts deficits present a dismal picture requiring exigent...

Originalism and abortion

Last week I had an interesting discussion with an old American friend of Pakistani origin on problems facing Pakistan. When I pointed out some of the problems faced by...

Avoiding a dangerous conflict

A diplomatic standoff between the United States and Iran has escalated in recent weeks to an all-time high. The United States blames it on alleged Iranian threats. It is...

Offshore hopes

One fine morning, many Pakistanis took to talking about offshore drilling in the Arabian Sea and the possibility of a discovering a huge reservoir of oil and gas that...

Whitening schemes: failure of tax system

The Government of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has finally notified its first asset/income/expenditure whitening scheme-Assets Declaration Ordinance, 2019.Promulgated...

Workplace and women

In a world where 1 in 5 women under the age of 50 have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner/spouse in the past 12 months; the 2030 Agenda...

Congo virus

The report about the discovery of a Congo virus patient in Bahawalpur is a wake-up call to the health authorities. They must be on their guard against an epidemic caused...