Pakistan

Administrative Reforms in Pakistan: The Past, Present & Future

Written by Muhammad Adnan Khan, Sarah Ahmed Malik and Usama Shehzad 2:47 pm

The article explores the administrative reforms in Pakistan from the time of the pre-independence era, and, in light of the present difficulties faced by the executive branch, suggests several recommendations that could address the faults in the system. While continuing to maintain its main role as a provider of public goods, the state will be expected to provide regulatory standards and maintain quality assurance to ensure that non-state actors can also provide high-quality services to the citizens.
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Hybrid Warfare and its Implications for Pakistan’s National Security Strategy

Written by Hassnain Moawia 10:47 am

Hybrid warfare is a unique blend of conventional and non-conventional methods of war. Pakistan has endured the constant threat of hybrid warfare since its inception – long before the term even came into existence. To maintain its defense, Pakistan has begun to familiarize itself with such propaganda.
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The Marginalization of the Sikh Community in Peshawar

Written by Ahmad Wadeer 1:47 pm

Over 60,000 Sikhs are living in Pakistan – most of them in KPK and surrounding areas. As a minority, the community faces a plethora of problems such as bullying, harassment, security threats, impediments in conducting business, obtaining an education, getting subsidized healthcare, and even registering themselves as citizens of Pakistan.
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Nation Branding: India and its Public Diplomacy

Written by Hira Akram 1:47 pm

The aim of this research paper is to critically appraise the initiatives of public diplomacy undertaken by the Indian government to enhance its tarnished image in front of the international community.
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Corporal Punishment in Schools: A Tragic Norm in Pakistan

Written by Syeda Sakina Abid 1:47 pm

Corporal punishment in schools has become a culturally acceptable norm in Pakistan. Through the interviews she conducted with the teachers and students of different schools in Pakistan, the author notes that institutions are turning a blind eye to corporal punishment. This has left children alone to suffer the long-term psychological and physical impacts of the punishment, and forced them to drop out of school.
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The Two Finger Test and the Dangers Associated with It

Written by Sajal Rasool 1:47 pm

The Two Finger Test has long been used to test whether a woman raped has been engaged in habitual sexual intercourse. The author cites laws— both national and international —and credible authorities that denounce the practice of the two finger test because of its effect on the mental and physical well-being of a woman.
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Cold Start Doctrine: The Idea of Limited Scale War & South Asian Insecurity

Written by Sarah Faraz 10:47 am

The article identifies the historical background of the Cold Start doctrine and relates it to the idea of limited war, exploring the dimensions of limited war and its possibility in South Asia.
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Analyzing Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan’s Human Development Index & GDP

Written by Saif Ullah Khan 6:29 pm

The paper is structured around assessing mainly the gross domestic product and human development index of India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
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An Analysis of Solid Waste Management in Karachi

Written by Sameen Wasim 10:47 am

Disregarded as an inconsequential matter in Pakistan, this paper focuses on solid waste management in Karachi, one of its largest cities.
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The Indian Hegemony in South Asia

Written by Samrah Aslam 10:47 am

India’s national interests are pushing it to achieve hegemony in South Asia, forcing neighboring states to counter India’s influence and power.
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Understanding the Nuclear Dynamics of India and Pakistan

Written by Ch M Arsalan Tariq 10:49 am

The remote possibility of a nuclear war is what drives both Pakistan and India to expand their nuclear arsenal and augment their respective strategies.
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A Diplomatic Transformation for the Decades-old Kashmir Conflict

Written by Ramsha Qaiser 10:49 am

The conflict transformation model may prove to be efficacious in resolving the Kashmir conflict that has been fraught with hostilities and violence for decades.
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Climate Diplomacy: The Pakistan Chapter

Written by Aimen Ayaz 10:47 am

Climate diplomacy will propel Pakistan out of its procrastination, equipping it with viable stratagems that would advance environmental stability.
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The Belt and Road Initiative for Pakistan

Written by Syed Noman Ali Shah 10:46 am

China’s grand Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is influencing foreign policies, taking the world by storm. It is also urging Pakistan, its close ally, to assume a principal position in the Muslim world.
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Is Military Force Effective in Responding to a Terrorist Insurgency?

Written by Sarmad Ishfaq 7:02 pm

Military force becomes mandatory when a deadly insurgent group, the likes of an ISIS or the LTTE, is present in a country. However, contemporary history reaffirms that the role of the military should be limited to defeating an insurgency militarily only. In other words, military force is one part of a larger counterinsurgency framework and is thus a means to an end. A true victory is achieved when the causes of an insurgency are addressed.
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Pakistan’s Textile Industry in the Shadow of Coronavirus

Written by Afifa Iqbal 7:00 pm

This paper analyses the impact of the coronavirus on trade, GDP growth, and the textile industry of Pakistan. It concludes that the textile industry of Pakistan has suffered a reduction in its production because of the decline in trade due to the coronavirus.
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Pakistan and India Will Go to War Again

Written by Sarmad Ishfaq 6:47 pm

The paper describes the major reasons why Pakistan and India will go to war again. It asserts that while Pakistan has reduced extremism in the country by vanquishing Islamist groups, India’s Hindutva agenda, spearheaded by the ruling BJP, will push both countries to another war.
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