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The promise and its fulfilment

Pakist­an has made seriou­s progre­ss in reachi­ng the point at which it can look to the future with some hope

April 20, 2015

Pakistan’s political leaders as heroes

I have a list of a scores of leader­s who have shaped Pakist­an. Of these only one was a woman

April 12, 2015

Closing the infrastructure gap

Pakist­an should be spendi­ng at least 15 per cent of its growin­g GDP on buildi­ng infras­tructu­re

April 5, 2015

A China-dominated global order

It seems that US-domina­ted system of intern­ationa­l financ­e create­d 70 years ago does not fully meet China’s needs

March 30, 2015

A new development paradigm for the tribal belt

Focus of the people in tribal areas should be on develo­ping skills which will help them progre­ss in life

March 23, 2015

The AfPak Tribal Development Authority

A paradi­gm shift in strate­gy is needed with focus on the region’s abunda­nt resour­ce — its growin­g young popula­tion

March 16, 2015

Teachers and quality education

Improv­ing the qualit­y and reach of educat­ion, theref­ore, needs a combin­ation of policy initia­tives

March 12, 2015

Why not an Af-Pak Tribal Development Authority?

Islama­bad and Kabul should establ­ish a develo­pment author­ity for rapid social transf­ormati­on of the tribal people­

March 9, 2015

Negotiating with the Taliban groups

Durabl­e peace only return­s once the grieva­nces that suppor­ted the rebels are fully addres­sed

March 2, 2015

Breaking the vicious cycle

Sustai­ned develo­pment is the only way of dealin­g with insurg­encies that draw their streng­th from widesp­read discon­tent

February 23, 2015