The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a congratulatory message to Imran Khan, Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf, on his party's success in the elections. He expressed the hope that under Imran Khan's leadership Pakistan's relations with India would improve and both the leaders will use the resources...
Mohammed Arifeen Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) erstwhile Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan (ADBP) is the premier financial institution geared towards the development of agriculture sector through provision of financial services and technical knowhow. The restructuring of former ADBP is being carried out with the aim to uplift the agriculture and...
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a political, economic, and security organisation the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China. Its Eurasian Org, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are members of SCO. India and Pakistan joined SCO as full members on 9...
The findings of the annual State of the Climate report make increasingly evident the rapid pace at which climate change is affecting the ability to sustain life on Earth. Its report on 2017 is no different; based on global temperatures, last year was the second or third warmest year....
Increase of SBP policy rate has come before time SBP has announced its monetary policy on 26th January 2018 for the next two months and first time in the CY 2018. The rate has been increased by 25 bp making it 6.0%. By this increase SBP looks to be in a...
Dr. Shamshad Akhtar has taken oath as new Federal Minster of the interim government and she has been assigned the responsibilities to look after Finance Ministry Though her tenure is not too long but keeping view of her back ground and challenges to the economy of Pakistan one can hope...
Since the signing of ChinaPakistan free trade agreement in 2007 and the launch of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in 2013, the bilateral trade volume and investment have soared. China is Pakistan's largest trading partner and foreign investor. Pakistan had vastly benefited from both China's economic development and Belt and Road...
Civil-military relations can be defined in terms of the balance between the organization and the civil and military institutions and their internal cohesion. Ideally, in an open society, the military enjoys professional autonomy while submitting to political authority. According to the current theory of civil-military relations, there is a complete...
Pakistan's political history is full of such examples when major political parties had to approach smaller parties for their support to form government at the centre. In any hung parliament smaller groups attain much importance and therefore they demand their price and major political parties felt helpless and had...
Mukhtar Ahmed Butt Three countries have populist leaders who have changed the ways politics was being conducted in their regions and the world. More militaristic in approach this leadership looks at all problems and their solution from the barell of the gun The strategic partnership between USA and India and...
With new Government having Assad Umar as Finance Minister with Economic Advisory Committee based on the same persons who served Musharraf government that brought economic crisis in 2005 with flow of capital outside Pakistan are now trying to cap the inefficiencies and irregularities of the economy. His comrades in...