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Undoubtedly Pakistan’s reserves position has enhanced with all the aid that has come from friendly countries. Yet there might still be no way of escaping an IMF program. Nevertheless, despite appreciation of all this help, the government must make certain that the procedure is crystal clear. So far the...

Donald Trump’s chaotic state has made him even more suspicious about those around him. The changes made in Trump’s government during the past two years can be termed as calm before the storm. In the next two years (2019 and 2020), we will see the rise of crises at the White House, which could affect Trump’s political future. When Trump gets frustrated...

The U.S. President Donald Trump has recently said that he “looks forward to meeting the new leadership in Pakistan” amidst repetition of the allegation against Pakistan being duplicitous in its dealings with America. Welcoming the U.S. President Donald Trump’s remarks on ties with Pakistan, the FO spokesman said the government is keenly waiting for the engagement...

Social media is full of dismay and even fear of U.S. policies and actions in the Middle East. It hardly warrants repeating what the dismay consists of and why it exists because almost everyone knows already. It’s been obvious for years, especially after Bush invaded Iraq. Many countries are the focus of U.S. hostility under Trump; so far in some cases the hostilities...

Trump’s decision to close the U.S. southern border with Mexico completely if devoting the sum of billions of dollars in federal spending for building a wall there is not accepted has raised unhappiness among his adversaries. This is the same president who repetitively promised the American people that Mexico would pay for the wall that he plans to construct. Now...

Real Indian mind-set

January 3, 2019

A complete genocide of the people in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) in utter defiance of international human rights laws continues. Since the beginning of the uprising in July last year, when the killing of a young leader Burhan Wani, sparked uprising across the Kashmir valley, India has responded with singular ruthlessness, killing hundreds of people. Most shocking of...

Give Govt time to work

January 1, 2019

Ours is an economy based on lies and deceit of two previous governments. Let the incumbent government work, four months down the road is too short for any real report card. Even two years ago it was apparent that the economic growth was not on solid foundations. It was entirely based on borrowed funds. It was based on the largesse of western tax payers. Low oil prices...

Countries like Germany, France, and Spain backed the idea of European Army but Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands have strongly opposed it. However, the facts suggest that this idea has a nonconcrete nature, and it is just a negligible reaction by Macron and Merkel against unilateral measures taken by the U.S. President. It has been a rather long time that the French...

The U.S Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis, will be leaving leave the Pentagon at the end of February. This statement came from Donald Trump, the U.S. President, in the midst of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. Mattis signed this order in spite of his disapproval of Trump’s decision, and then he penned his resignation letter. Hence, Mattis is going to leave Pentagon...

Need to attract FDI

December 29, 2018

Finance Minister Asad Umar lately told a foreign investors’ advocacy body that the government was interested in attracting FDI in export projects and/or import substitution projects in Pakistan, instead of continuing to attract the investment in consumer goods sector. The minister also urged the body for technology transfer into Pakistan along with FDIs. The shift in...

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