Kashaf Imran discusses social media and technology in the digital age. She also comments on the challenges and opportunities for Pakistan, with a particular focus on 5th-generation media warfare.
China and Nicaragua (a state in Central America) first established diplomatic relations in 1985, but those were severed in 1990 after Nicaragua’s recognition of Taiwan. In 2021, Nicaragua cut ties with Taiwan and pivoted to China, reaffirming the One China policy. The reopening of the Chinese Embassy in Nicaragua is a landmark diplomatic switch in the bilateral relations between the two.
In this recent instalment of financial investigations, the Suisse Secrets has revealed the details of over 30,000 clients of Credit Suisse. Kashaf Imran lists some of the prominent people who have maintained accounts at this major Swiss bank.
Water scarcity has become one of the most pressing matters in Pakistan. In 1990, Pakistan reached the water stress line and today, only 23% of its urban population and 14% of its rural population has access to safe drinking water. The author, Kashaf Imran, notes that on top of several other contributing factors, the mismanagement of water resources has prevented Pakistan from properly tackling its water crisis.
Urbanization creates a huge impact on technological innovation and economic growth. However, it can be both an opportunity and a challenge. The author, Kashaf Imran, recommends coordination with municipal governments and the incentivizing of investments.