• Groundwork for CPEC gathers momentum

    Spearhead Analysis – 28.04.2016 By Hassaan Khan Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The groundwork for CPEC has started. This project needs no introduction and it will not be farfetched to say that the domestic economy’s strength for better or for worse will be determined by the success of this project and its associated externalities. …

    Pakistan-China Cooperation
  • Political Rumblings

    Spearhead Analysis – 27.04.2016 Last Sunday was dubbed ‘political Sunday’ by the media. The PTI, undeterred by the murder of their MPA in KPK by a fellow minority PTI member, was holding a festival in Islamabad’s F-9 park to celebrate their 10th founding day, the JI was holding a protest rally …

    PTI Rally in Islamabad
  • The Evolving Mosaic

    Spearhead Analysis – 22.04.2016 The last few weeks have been eventful, actually particularly eventful, because there is no dearth of action in the domestic scene thanks to a media in perpetual over drive. The Panama Leaks set off a firestorm that continues unabated. Then the mini war against the gangster Chottu …

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  • The Gwadar Seminar

    Spearhead Analysis – 13.04.2016 The recent seminar at Gwadar was the second such event since the present Commander Southern Command took over. Like the previous seminar this too was a well attended and very well organized event. The Chief of Army Staff was there as he was at the earlier seminar. …

    Raheel Shareef
  • Yet another debacle at D-Chowk?

    Spearhead Analysis – 07.04.2016 By Saad Sohail Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The Government held successful negotiations with the demonstrators on Wednesday, prompting protest leaders to declare an end to their sit-in in the high security Red Zone that they had held under siege for four days in a row. The press conference …

    Islamabad-Red-Zone
  • PAKISTAN’S DEBT SITUATION

    Spearhead Analysis – 31.03.2016 Pakistan’s ‘debt crisis’ is the subject of much debate and speculation. The Spearhead research team came up with some questions and sought answers from experts. The consolidated input received is given below with comments from our team. As a conclusion some excerpts from papers by economists and …

    debt
  • Planet of the Mobs

    Spearhead Analysis – 31.03.2016 It is mind boggling that a mob was allowed to form after a permitted protest rally and that this mob was allowed to march over 20 kilometers to D Chawk in Islamabad in the forbidden high security Red Zone where they staged a Dharna or Sit-in for …

    islamabad
  • Spy vs Spy

    Spearhead Analysis – 29.03.2016 Third party evaluations rate Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) as one of the world’s top intelligence agencies. So it should not have come as a surprise that an Indian naval officer working for India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in Pakistan’s south western Baluchistan province has been …

    spy_vs_spy
  • Lahore Blast: Securing Soft Targets

    Spearhead Analysis – 29.03.2016 By Ayesha N.I. Ahmad Research Analyst, Spearhead Research On Sunday, 27 March 2016, a suicide attack by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s JamaatulAhrar wing claimed the lives of 72 people and injured 300 in Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park in Lahore. The motive behind the attack, it appears, was to assert the group’s presence in Lahore and to discourage Christians …

    Pray for Lahore