Pakistan retires over 11,000MW of fossil fuel-based plants by 2047, the contribution of over 22,000MW from five cascaded dams on the Indus river will go a long way in bolstering the growth of renewable power generation in Pakistan.Read More »
Why Pakistan Cannot Produce Enough Vegetables?
Yields of vegetables produced in Pakistan are low which is due to infestation with diseases, low plant density, weed infestation and poor water quality. By adopting suitable seeds and cultivating methods yields could be extended considerably.Read More »
Gwadar, Security and Inclusive Development
Gwadar for outsiders, particularly keen investors and businessmen, evokes enthusiasm. They equate it with a place open to visitors and ready for investment. But the imposing omni-present physical and procedural security barriers kill that enthusiasm.Read More »
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 2025Read 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 »