Pakistan
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....

पाकिस्तान के रक्षा बजट में वृद्धि: निहितार्थ

पाकिस्तान का बजट पिछले महीने पेश किया गया, जो अगले कुछ महीनों में होने वाले चुनावों से पहले सत्त....

Pakistan - Heightening Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Woes

A two-day plenary session of the Asia Pacific Group (APG) of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)1 was held in Bangkok from 22 May 2018. Pakistan had submitted an action plan on 25 April in line with the decision taken at the February pl....

The Rise in Pakistan Defence Budget: What to Read?

Pakistan’s Budget was unveiled last month, as part of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-led government’s last budget for its term before the elections kick-in in the coming months. Of all the allocations, the allocation to defence sector generated he....

पाकिस्तान- पश्तून आन्दोलन का महत्त्व

पाकिस्तान की राजधानी इस्लामाबाद ने पिछले कुछ वर्षों में कई विरोध और धरना प्रदर्शन देखे है। परन....

पश्तून में ‘लंबी पदयात्रा’ का विश्लेषण

पिछले दिनों, पश्तून समुदाय में पहली बार ऐसी लामबंदी देखने को मिली, जिसके माध्यम से इस्लामाबाद प....

Commentary: Pakistan - Significance of Pashtun Protests

Pakistan’s capital Islamabad has seen many dharnas and protests in the last few years. However, perhaps for the first time it was witness to a 10-day sit-in (01-10 February 2018) by about 5000 Pashtuns largely from the Federally Administered Tribal....

Commentary: China’s Growing Naval Footprint in Pakistan

China’s Jiwani Initiative Recently, media reports have raised the possibility of Jiwani being developed as a naval base in Pakistan by the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Pakistan has six ports: Karachi, Muhammad Bin Qa....

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