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How Social Media is Reshaping Pakistan

How Social Media is Reshaping Pakistan

Mashal Khan, a student at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan was lynched to death by an angry mob on the premises of the university on 13 April 2017. It didn’t take long for the videos of this barbaric act to pop up on various social media sites including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Twenty year […]

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Climate Change and Monsoon Trends in Pakistan

Climate Change and Monsoon Trends in Pakistan

Climate Change is an inevitable phenomenon which has lasting effects on the survival of mankind. Despite Pakistan’s vulnerability to Climate Change, it has been given less priority by the government due to other national issues of high concern. The climate change in Pakistan has resulted in extreme weather conditions, torrential rainfalls, irregular floods, droughts, sea-level […]

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US Defence Bill

US Defence Bill

If one closely monitors Pakistan’s relationship with the US, it has often been in transition stage, i.e. shifting from the most-allied status to negligence and even to hostility sometimes. The US termed Pakistan double-dealing and duplicitous ally and Pakistan termed the US dealings as unequal and distressing. History of mutual relationship between the two may […]

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Pakistan at Risk

Pakistan at Risk

“Climate change means we need to change.” With Pakistan appearing to take the threat of climate change seriously, its efforts towards climate change mitigation could make a substantive difference for future generations. However, this will require sustained commitment to the implementation of climate change policies in their true letter and spirit in the long term. […]

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Daesh- An Existential Threat to Islam

Daesh- An Existential Threat to Islam

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) also called Daesh is a terrorist group in Iraq and Syria with deep ingress into other regions that include Middle East, North Africa, Europe, South and East Asia. In recent times, Daesh has emerged as a potential threat to the Islamic world since it targets Muslims. Daesh […]

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AIFC: An Emerging Financial Services Hub

AIFC: An Emerging Financial Services Hub

After fully operationalized in January 2018, Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) would have the capacity to serve as a financial hub for Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the Middle East, West China, Mongolia and Europe. The officials in Kazakhstan are optimistic about the potential of this Cntre. It is considered to […]

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India-Pakistan and the SCO platform

India-Pakistan and the SCO platform

In the globalized world of today, where terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking, border security and environmental degradation have altered the security landscape of the world, multilateral approaches are being employed to address the transnational challenges. A number of regional as well as international organizations have emerged on the world stage, the political actors in pursuance of economic goals […]

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Qatar and Greater Politics

Qatar and Greater Politics

As the crisis situation engulfs the Gulf region once again, the world witnesses emergence of blocs and alliances. The diplomatic cut off between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and UAE has come shortly after the unity and power display at Riyadh Summit. The three Gulf countries and Egypt have accused Qatar of supporting terrorism […]

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