• Response and Counter Response

    Spearhead Analysis – 28.09.2016 Pakistan’s Prime Minister has addressed the UNGA and in his speech he brought the situation in Kashmir and the plight of the Kashmiris to the attention of the world. Not a difficult task considering the fact that the world is fully aware of the atrocities being committed …

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  • Beefing up Reserves

    Spearhead Analysis – 27.09.2016 By Farrukh Karamat Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The Express Tribune in a recent write-up disclosed the Government’s resolve to raise $750 Million to over $1 Billion, depending on the investor response, through issuance of International Sukuk Bonds. For this the Government is planning to pledge the Islamabad-Lahore Motorway. There …

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  • Beyond URI

    Spearhead Analysis – 23.09.2016 Dr George Perkovich, arguably the world’s leading expert on nuclear politics in South Asia, warned that a Pakistan-inspired terrorist attack in India could provoke an Indian military retaliation and in turn provoke a Pakistani nuclear response: “—-Rather than immediately winning international support for declaring Pakistan a State-sponsor …

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  • Import Explosion or Export Implosion

    Spearhead Analysis – 22.09.2016 By Farrukh Karamat Research Analyst, Spearhead Research A lot has been written about the travails and triumphs of the economic situation of Pakistan. Many cite the imminent collapse, while others highlight the myriad opportunities. There are at least two viewpoints about almost everything, especially in Pakistan. In the words …

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  • The Economy Puzzle

    Spearhead Opinion – 20.09.2016 Is Pakistan’s economy doing well? Yes, it is. Pakistan has successfully exited the IMF program with high marks from that institution including the determination by that institution that Pakistan’s economy now has resilience and can withstand ‘mild external shocks’. Inflation is way down and likely to …

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  • MQM Bluster

    Spearhead Opinion – 20.09.2016 By ShahBano Khan Research Analyst, Spearhead Research With the embers not fully extinguished, the forest may yet be afir. MQM has managed to land itself in another political botch, not only raising questions on its legitimacy of survival but also shedding light on Sindh’s current political, legal, and …

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  • The URI Attack

    Spearhead Analysis – 19.09.2016 First it was the Pathankot Air Base whose defenses were breached by a handful of attackers and a successful attack carried out that left the Indian military and security forces red faced. India and Pakistan handled that with a modicum of restraint that led them down the …

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  • Uncertain Futures

    Spearhead Analysis – 15.09.2016 The government has its eyes fixed on 2018—that being the year for the next general elections. Nothing wrong with that because that is what politics is all about. The surprise is that they seem to have put all their bets on turning the energy situation around by …

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  • Confidence Building

    Spearhead Analysis – 08.09.2016 The Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif addressed the gathering and the nation on the annual Defence of Pakistan Day event at General Headquarters Rawalpindi. He said what the nation had been waiting to hear from their leaders — words to inspire confidence, words of reassurance …

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