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Following Pulwama attack, New Delhi government and media is beating war drums again, this time deafeninglyas politically-charged and contradictory statements issued by Indian PM Narendra Modi and his senior cabinet ministers indicate. Modi has vowed ‘befitting reply’ to the ‘perpetrators of the heinous...

Pakistan Foreign Office has condemned Pulwama attack as a matter of grave concern and rejected insinuation by elements in the Indian government and media circles that seek to link the attack to the State of Pakistan without investigations in the killing of nearly 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) when a convoy was targeted with a car bomb at Awantipora in Indian occupied...

The U.S. has always been unwilling to address crises in the Middle East region. It is not hard to really know the main causes of conflicts and instability in this volatile part of the world. First and foremost, Washington’s blind support for Tel Aviv has been and will remain to be the chief malefactor behind the conflicts in the Middle East. The incessant pilfering of...

Foreign exchange inflows

February 14, 2019

With the Saudi Arabian Prince’s arrival in Pakistan along with high-powered delegation the government expects more foreign exchange inflows. IMF fund is also on the card. The government has unquestionably earned respite from the economic pressures it inherited. It is encouraging the government is giving special emphasis to promotion of investment in the country as this...

Various polls show that mainstream Americans have reservations about Trump’s foreign policy. Over 63 percent of Americans disapprove of the president’s handling of international affairs, while only 35 percent approve. There are splits along party lines as well; 76 percent of Republicans approve of Trump’s handling of foreign policy, while only 8% percent of Democrats...

Despite provincial opposition to finance additional federal responsibilities, the reconstituted 9th National Finance Commission (NFC) has agreed to base next resource distribution award on sixth population census of 2017.  Financial matters within federations if remain unsettled can trigger ill feeling with the federation. A positive reward criteria should be introduced...

The recent increase of 25 basis points in the benchmark interest rate by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) was apparently a step toward economic stability of the country however, this increase on the other hand will give a boost to inflation, will also become reason in increase of credit cost for private sector and affect the growth of economy for sure. There is no doubt...

All the incumbent government policies revolve around its manifesto of poverty alleviation by giving incentives to industries and allowing investors to create wealth that would create job opportunities and eventually reduce or alleviate poverty. No country can progress until it spends on uplift of education and health sectors. The government is striving to improve these...

Fight between the United States and other countries around the world are continuing on trade and economic issues. The European Union (EU) is careful in the economic battle with the White House. The U.S. President Donald Trump continues to follow his protectionist policies in global trade system. This has led to apprehensions and serious dissatisfaction among the U.S. European...

The existence of various security, political, economic and social crises has generated many challenges in the European Union and the Eurozone. These challenges have led to a sharp decline in the popularity of traditional parties in Europe. As a result, nationalist parties have been able to increase their popularity with the public. The activity of the nationalist and extremist...

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