Pakistan

Women’s Rights in Pakistan: Is the Aurat March the Way to Do It?

Written by Rimsha Zia 11:47 am

While the Aurat March in Pakistan aims to fight for women’s rights, the author, Rimsha Zia, questions if it is really the best course of action to take. She argues that due to the way the march has been conducted, along with the patriarchal, misogynistic and extremist attitudes in Pakistan’s society, it is impossible for the march to achieve its purpose. She also explains that the problem with Pakistan is not that it gives women no rights, but rather the lack of implementation to ensure these rights.
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What is the SBP Amendment Act 2021?

Written by Muhammad Hamza Tanvir 10:47 am

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Act, 1956 is expecting the insertion of a new amendment through the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Amendment Act 2021. The provisions of the amendment dictate that the SBP would have the final and only say in the determination of related policies, which, according to many economists, has the potential to further impair the economy of Pakistan.
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Farmers’ Protests in India: Modi’s Predicament

Written by Uzair Bin Farid 10:47 am

The introduction of three farm laws, and the revocation of Article 370 by the Indian government has left India with quite a few challenges. While gathering allies abroad, the Modi regime has neglected the state’s minorities and gone as far as to commit human rights violations. The author notes that the regime’s nationalist Western policies have only created resentment within the minority groups, and they will eventually cause India’s downfall.
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India and Pakistan Relations: The Possibility of Peace

Written by Muhammad Mohsin 6:47 pm

India and Pakistan have had hostile relations since the time of their independence. However, the recent remarks by Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, during the second day of the Islamabad Security Dialogue, shows Pakistan’s willingness to pursue a détente with India. In the analysis of the statement made by the army chief, the author questions whether peace between the rival states is actually a possibility, and if Pakistan is going through a shift in its institutional thinking.
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Religious Tourism in Pakistan: The Case of Sikhism & Buddhism

Written by Hamza Khaqan 10:47 am

A largely unexplored avenue of tourism in Pakistan is religious tourism – mainly Sikh and Buddhist tourism – which can potentially generate over $60 billion for Pakistan, and create over 100,000 jobs. To get the maximum benefit from this sector, the government needs to immediately invest in developing and maintaining vital supporting infrastructure.
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FATF Grey List: Pakistan’s Acid Test

Written by Muhammad Hamza Tanvir 10:48 am

Pakistan has once again failed to satisfy the Paris-based FATF with regards to the actions it is taking against terror financing and money laundering. The problem is the lack of international support. Even allies like China, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and the Gulf States refused to back Pakistan in the arena. The only supporter was Turkey.
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Data Protection Laws in Pakistan: Resolving Privacy Concerns

Written by Aimen Babur 10:47 am

The current pandemic has increased the significance of the internet manifold, allowing numerous businesses to survive online in the times of lockdowns imposed across the globe. However, it has also raised concerns of privacy and data protection, rendering it imperative for Pakistan to draft comprehensive data protection laws and the implementation thereof.
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The Unjust Salaries of Government Employees in Pakistan

Written by Mirwaise Khan 10:46 am

The behavior of employees depends highly on how fairly they are treated by their employer. The author notes that the unjust salaries of government employees in Pakistan have increased job dissatisfaction and have led to an upsurge in poor performance, low motivation, the disloyalty of employees, corruption in the government sector, and the protests in Islamabad in February 2021.
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18th Amendment to the Constitution: Pakistan’s Dilemma

Written by Sidra Azeem 5:35 pm

The 18th amendment to the constitution of Pakistan has subjected the state to a predicament. Although the articles amended are quite admirable, the author notes, despairingly no proper way is suggested to implement the provisions highlighted in it. She further elaborates that while it has delegated power to the provinces, it has also made the center weaker.
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The Kalabagh Dam Issue: An Unrealized Dream

Written by Zainab Haseeb 10:47 am

The highly divisive issue of the Kalabagh Dam resurfaces as predictions of acute water shortages in Pakistan are made. The provinces, KPK and Sindh in particular, continue to cite their reasons for disagreeing to build the Kalabagh Dam. The author provides a counterargument to their reasons and contends that the energy generated as a result of the Kalabagh Dam would be a significant addition to the country’s economy.
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Pakistan Air Force vs Indian Air Force: A Perpetual Security Dilemma

Written by Muhammad Hamza Sharif 10:47 am

The military rivalry of the Pakistan Air Force vs Indian Air Force has generated an ever increasing security dilemma in South Asia. This dilemma has forced the two competitors to pursue 5th generation technology. The author notes that in this race for dominance, acquiring aerial stealth technology can shift the power structure in Pakistan’s favor.
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The Possibility of New Provinces in Pakistan

Written by Muhammad Hamza Tanvir 10:46 am

Ethnic and linguistic conflicts are considered to be the prominent reasons for the creation of new provinces in Pakistan. However, such action is presently not constitutionally recognized.
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Coke Studio in Pakistan: Market Rivalry Influencing Music

Written by Muhammad Bilal Farooq 10:47 am

Coca-Cola and Pepsi’s market rivalry has integrated itself into Pakistan’s music industry. This brand competition has created platforms like Coke Studio in Pakistan to revive its music.
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The Neglected Relationship Between Climate Change and Women

Written by Hafsa Hassan 10:47 am

What, really, is the connection between climate change and gender inequality? Studies and several examples show the disproportionate impact of climate change on women.
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The Sheedi Community of Pakistan

Written by Javeria Noman 10:49 am

Although they have a rich history, the Sheedi community of Pakistan is unknown to many. The Sheedis continue to foray into various disciplines to achieve due recognition and honor.
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Pakistan’s Education System: The Literacy Conundrum

Written by Muhammad Hamza Sharif 10:51 am

Pakistan’s education system is deeply flawed, with unskilled teachers, and an ever increasing socio-economic class divide within the institutions.
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The Plight of the Hazara Community

Written by Muzamil Wasti 10:47 am

Concrete and comprehensive measures are imperative for the curtailment of persecution and religious extremism against the Hazara community.
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