Neighbourhood Studies
Pakistan
Pakistan Federal Budget 2019-20 - Unrealistic Ambitions

Pakistan’s Federal Budget was unveiled on June 11, 2019, under the looming shadow of International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) conditionalities seeking to curb the consistently misused fiscal space as well as the gloomy growth projection of 2.4 percent

What does recent sentencing of its officials tell about the Pakistan Army redefining the contours of ‘nationalism’?

Two former senior army officials and a civilian working for what the army termed as "sensitive organization" were awarded rigorous sentences under the Pakistan Army Act and Official Secrets Act on charges of espionage. While Lt. Gen (Retd) Javed Iqba

Pakistan: Another Judicial Crisis in the Making?

In 2007 President Musharraf had tried to brow beat the then Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Iftikhar Chaudhry to desist from hearing cases of ‘enforced disappearances’ in Balochistan. This had led to a nation-wide movement of lawyers and ultim

What Explains the Appointment of Pakistan’s New ISI Chief?

In a recent reshuffle of the Army top brass, Lt. Gen Asim Munir was replaced by Lt. Gen Faiz Hameed as the new chief the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). The change comes barely eight months after Munir was appointed as the spy chief. The fact that

Pakistan: the IMF Bailout Agreed, the Hard Part Begins Now

The IMF and the government of Pakistan have agreed on a structural adjustment program of USD 6 billion for three years to stabilise Pakistan’s crisis ridden economy. This will be the 13th such IMF package since 1988. The agreement was reached after

Pakistan Government’s Cabinet Reshuffle: Crisis Management and the Role of Deep State

Pakistan Government's cabinet recently underwent a reshuffle, and the removal of Asad Umar and Fawad Chaudhary from their respective portfolios (Finance Ministry and Information and Broadcasting Ministry) comes across as a change of course in the civ

यहां से बदल सकती है तस्वीर

उम्मीद के मुताबिक भारतीय विदेश मंत्री सुषमा स्वराज ने इस्लामी सहयोग संगठन (ओआईसी) का अपना संबो

Imran Khan's Pulwama Statement: Indecent and Insensitive

Imran Khan's brief televised address on 19th February 2019 on the Pulwama terror attack provides an invaluable insight into his persona. It reveals a leader short on common decency and sensitivity, devoid of statesmanship and gravitas, and completely

The Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement after one Year: Killing of Arman Luni

In yet another instance of the state-directed intimidation, the death of a senior Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) activist Arman Loni on 2nd February has sparked protests across Pakistan's Pashtun belt. Loni was killed after the police attacked a pea

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