Neighbourhood Studies
Pakistan
Building Dams with Donations

So dire is Pakistan’s financial health that it has been reduced to mobilise money from individual donors to build infrastructure projects which will cost hundreds of thousands of crores of rupees. In his first speech after becoming the Prime Minist

Imran Khan: Political Inclinations

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) emerged as the largest party with 115 seats in the National Assembly, besides winning two-third seats in the Khyber Pakhtunkwa (KP) provincial assembly and emerging as the second largest party in the Punjab assembly

Pakistan’s Elections and ‘Naya’ Pakistan?

Election for Pakistan’s National Assembly saw Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party doubling its vote share from 16.32 percent in the 2013 elections to 31.8 percent. Its seat share went up from 28 to 115. In case of Pakistan Muslim L

Pakistan Army and Imran Khan: From Macro to Micro Management Post Polls

In surveying the outcome and post-election trends in Pakistan two clichés come to mind, “the more things change the more they remain the same,” and “while states have armies, Pakistan Army has a state”. To the world, elections to the Nat

The Pakistan Elections 2018

According to the preliminary results announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)at the time of writing, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the largest political party in the country. It has won 115 of the 270 Nati

No Need to Engage Imran Khan Prematurely

The coverage that the Pakistani elections has received in our media has been out of proportion to our stakes in its outcome. Of course, the election process in a neighbouring country like Pakistan, with which our relations remain most difficult, shou

Pakistan under Imran Khan - What’s in it for Indo-Pak Relations

Whoever heard Pakistan’s Prime Minister (Designate) Imran Khan speak on 26 Jul 2018, after it became quite evident that the election had gone his way, would have had to change his image in the mind’s eye to make any sense of it at all. We have se

Pakistan on Financial Action Task Force ‘Grey List’

After a long period of dormancy Pakistan finally enters the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) list which comes as no rude awakening to either of its neighbours, India as well as China. The FATF took the imminent decision to place Pakistan on its

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