November 23, 2017

Tag Archives: Balochistan

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Catastrophic Water Shortage Endangers Pakistan’s Future

Pakistan is running out of time. To escape a dry future with disastrous consequences, it has to build new reservoirs and complete those under construction expeditiously, well before 2025 Read More »

Combating The Enemy in Balochistan

The Balochistan situation requires a smart strategic communications strategy, accompanied by good governance. A big challenge is to disprove the allegations of corruption within the ranks of law enforcement agencies. Read More »

Does Iran’s Chabahar Matter?

To utilize CPEC projects to the advantage of Pakistan in a geo-politically loaded environment, Pakistani leaders will need to pull up their socks. Read More »

The Balochistan Disconnect

While all the portents of returning to peace are clearly present, massive political and economic initiatives, which includes construction of dozens of small dams to create agriculture opportunities, are still required to correct the prevailing “Balochistan disconnect”. Read More »

Interplay Between Economy And Security

Pakistan’s economy faces fundamental challenges to sustain its economic growth and hence economic security. With falling domestic and foreign investments, the current policy of consumption-led growth is threatening even to maintain the present low economic growth. Read More »

Iran-Pakistan at the Crossroads?

At the time of the Shah, Iran and Pakistan enjoyed amicable relations, with cooperation across multiple issues. With so many points of contention emerging in recent years, it is a markedly more tense relationship today. Read More »

Beyond Internationalizing Jadhav’s Case

India challenge by going to the ICJ inadvertently gives Pakistan a unique opportunity of not only internationalizing the Jadhav affair but more importantly opens the door for exposing the murderous violation of human rights in Kashmir, writes senior defense analyst Ikram Sehgal. Read More »

A Self-Confessed ‘State Actor’

Indian threats notwithstanding, Pakistan’s message must remain clear and unambiguous on the death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav, anyone operating against the state will be severely dealt with. Read More »

45% Drop in Violence in Pakistan in 2016

Since 2014, there has been a 66% overall reduction in violence-related fatalities in Pakistan, says Islamabad-based think tank Center for Research & Security Studies in its annual report. Read More »

Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations and Reprisals

Many Afghans would have the world believe that violence in the region originates in Pakistan. They would also refuse to accept terrorism in Pakistan as reprisal by the Indian or Afghan establishments. But all shall have to concur that instead of dumping everything on Pakistan, only common efforts will help against forces of terror. Sanctuaries — whether in Waziristan or Nuristan and Ningarhar — shall have to be taken down. Read More »