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May, 2019

  • 18 May

    Hydropower Dams Can Harm Coastal Areas Far Downstream

    Thousands of hydropower dams are under construction around the world. New research shows that by cutting off sediment flow, these dams can have big ecological effects on far-off bays and deltas.

  • 12 May

    Pakistan: Telecom License Fees

    The cost of the spectrum must go up substantially since the last license 15 years ago. Pakistan's leading analyst Ikram Sehgal argues that the spectrum prices are generally higher when the economies are in high sovereign debt and limited access to financial markets.

  • 11 May

    Why Afghan Army Trainees Go AWOL in the US?

    The reasons most often cited for Afghan trainees' absence without leave were safety concerns and a perceived lack of job security in Afghanistan following the training in the US.

April, 2019

  • 1 April

    Pakistan: The Khosa Doctrine Targeting Perjury

    Perjury or lying in court undermines the very purpose of the court, the laws of the country and the judiciary system at large: to bring justice to the people and society.

March, 2019

  • 31 March

    Why OIC Remains Ineffective on Kashmir

    The 46th session of Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Conference held in Abu Dhabi recently was unique in many ways: it was held at a time when India and Pakistan were on the verge of war over Kashmir; Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, for the first time, was invited to address an OIC conference; Pakistan’s Foreign …

February, 2019

  • 28 February

    Why India Wants Kashmir But Not Kashmiris?

    India cannot keep the people of Kashmir under its rule through brutal suppression and human rights violations. The only solution is implementation of UN resolution calling for plebiscite in the disputed region.

  • 17 February

    Views from Pakistan and India on Kashmir Attack

    India is being advised to be careful in its response to the Kashmir attack. One Pakistani analyst calls on cooler heads on both sides to defuse the situation while The Hindu, one of India's respected dailies, calls on Pakistan to act against Jaish-e-Mohammad, the group that has taken responsibility for the deadly attack.

January, 2019

  • 6 January

    Do Pakistani Laws Provide Justice?

    Fighting corruption is a demanding task everywhere in the world but it is especially difficult in Pakistan where most to the ruling class and sitting politicians are part of the problems rather than of the solution.

  • 1 January

    Gangsters’ Haven

    When criminals function in the name of justice, justice becomes a crime! Corruption being anti-state is treason, aiding and abetting it in any form amounts to gross violation of the Constitution.

December, 2018

  • 27 December

    Increasing Remittances

    Remittances to South Asia are projected to increase by 13.5 % to US$ 132 billion in 2018, a stronger pace than the 5.7 % growth seen in 2017. The upsurge is not only due to robust economic conditions in advanced economies, but the increase in oil prices increasing outflows from some GCC countries.