A leading Pakistani think tank reports unusual rise in the civilian cost of conflict between Pakistan and India along the Line of Control. Almost 550 civilians and military personnel have been killed in skirmishes between the two South Asian rivals in the past four years, says Center for Research and Security Studies in its latest report.
The Covid-19 global shock will bring to an end the western predominance and should awaken Pakistan to finally decolonize its thinking and the concepts it follows. During the last twenty to thirty years regional and global power relations have changed decisively and they still keep changing.
One big lesson that we all should draw from the covid19 crisis – as witnessed in USA, Brazil, Russia, India and Pakistan, is that pandemics know now borders and that they require trans-border cooperation instead of finger-pointing. Political rhetoric in one country will never be able to stop adverse winds – calamity, pandemic – from outside. Cooperation can, nevertheless, help in prevention and protection.
What Pakistan can learn from “Lucky” Luciano's deal with the US government during World War II? Should Pakistan enlist one of its most controversial cities and real estate magnate to revive its faltering economy?
Why should Pakistan’s ranking and image improve if its bureaucrats – endorsed by politicians – act recklessly in total disregard to its laws and constitution and for the damage their selfish motives might inflict on the country? The latest example is the constitution of the country's National Commission for Minorities.
The international community that has for years invested in soldiers, weapons and explosives sent into Afghanistan should now ready itself to send wheat, meat and other food items.
As FAO warns of major blow to food supply, farmers say locusts are already gobbling up their crops and swarms gather to sweep across the region.
Pakistan’s Finance Ministry seems to be hell-bent to disincentives Afghan transit and bilateral trade through archaic manipulative mechanisms, and with that destroy both Pakistan’s long term interests as well as image, says one leading analyst.
Fruit produced in Pakistan have one feature in common: while climatic conditions are favorable for cultivation, production results are in all varieties below average and in general sinking. It needs to invest more in agriculture research to increase its fruit production.
The reality is that the dream of some policy geniuses in Delhi to project India as the custodian of South Asia by coming up with the controversial plan of sending the military to its neighboring countries to tame the deadly virus was a self-defeating idea.