South Asia

March, 2018

  • 18 March

    Pakistan: The ‘Indirect’ Fraud

    Pakistan’s Senate was conceived to be a forum for representation of provinces, it has become a representative of political parties which is contrary to its intended task.

  • 4 March

    Pakistan: Mutiny by the Blue-eyed

    Those who plot against the state and resort to mutiny must never be allowed to remain in government for even one day. The crime against an individual can be condoned but anything against the state tantamounts to destroying the whole edifice and razing it to ground, Pakistan will head into anarchy if action is not taken immediately.

February, 2018

  • 25 February

    Sridevi’s Death Shocks South Asia and Beyond

    Death of Sridevi in Dubai leaves her admirers across South Asia and beyond in disbelief and shock as the outpouring of grief continues.

  • 25 February

    Why Nepal Wants to Stay Poor

    At a time when Nepal is hoping for more foreign aid to support new federal structure, it does not want to lose potential funding by being identified as a developing nation.

  • 24 February

    Why is Bangladesh Silencing Political Dissent?

    Former prime minister Khaleda Zia's trial lacked transparency and fairness. The court, many in Bangladesh believe, became a legal tool of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to silence, banish and physically remove her political opponents.

  • 21 February

    Five Ways India Must Help its Farmers Face the Threat of Climate Change

    Climate change could hurt Indian farmers' income by up to 20-25% in the medium term.

  • 17 February

    Walnut Trees in Pakistan’s Chitral Destroyed for A Transmission Line

    Locals allege that a transmission line has led to the destruction of thousands of trees, including protected walnut species, without proper permission, as a power plant comes up in Chitral.

  • 11 February

    CPEC: Beware of Thieves

    Pakistani political parties probably need to agree on a new social contract around Pak-China friendship. Guided by the grand political consensus on relations with China, this contract should envisage remedies for problems that are arising out of the business and investment activity, argues one analyst.

  • 6 February

    Raping Pakistan Steel Mills

    Who is protecting the corrupt in Pakistan's political establishment? Pakistan's anti-corruption authorities have failed to bring to justice the culprits responsible for bringing the country's once profit-making steel mills into an enterprise that has gone bankrupt.

January, 2018

  • 31 January

    Why Pakistan Can’t Defeat Banned Groups

    When a narrative loses appeal it simply requires a review. Harping on lost arguments creates only confusion and distraction. Banned militant groups are continuously giving Pakistan diplomatic stress, which Islamabad needs to address sooner than later.