Afifa Iqbal

Ms. Afifa Iqbal completed her BS (HONS) in political science. Currently, she is an intern at the Centre for Global and Strategic Studies while working as a research assistant with her professor. Ms. Iqbal is also enrolled in the Amal Fellowship.

The Singapore Model Explained & Lessons for Pakistan

Written by Afifa Iqbal 11:47 am

Since its independence in 1965, Singapore has come a long way. Now, it ranks as the 5th largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) worldwide. The state is also renowned for its high living standards, public administration, and commendable infrastructure. The author notes that the “economic miracle” has achieved this by letting go of its colonial baggage, reforming its education curriculum and public sector, and successfully establishing a national identity without assimilating its multi-ethnic population. The author asserts that while Pakistan’s identity and geopolitical issues are more complex than that of Singapore, the Singaporean model can still provide the state with lessons in nation-building and identity construction.
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Policies to Tackle Agricultural Problems in Pakistan

Written by Afifa Iqbal 11:47 am

The under-appreciated agriculture sector is the driving force behind Pakistan’s economy. Its contribution to the GDP of the country remains around 20%. The author, Ms. Afifa Iqbal, outlines several policy reforms that have been formulated by the government, and then proceeds to discuss solutions to the barriers that impede the growth of the sector.
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