• Abracadabra

    Spearhead Opinion – 09.11.2018 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research Things appear to happen magically in Pakistan, at times with no logic, process or explanation. There appears to be a complete lack of planning in the thought process and the resulting emotionally-charged decisions are taken on the spur of the …

  • Points to Ponder

    Spearhead Opinion – 31.10.2018 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research The nascent PTI-led government has managed to create yet another controversy where none was required – by transferring the Islamabad Inspector General of Police on the ‘verbal directive’ of the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The flimsy grounds for the alleged …

  • Europe’s Migration Policy

    Spearhead Opinion – 30.10.2018 By Shirin Naseer Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Any sustainable migration policy must fulfill three broad conditions: for one, it must satisfy the widely accepted ethical and moral standards of a society; second, it must have general democratic support; and lastly, it must be cautious of decisions that …

  • PTI – STRENGTHENING THE FEDERATION

    Spearhead Special Report – 30.10.2018 By Syed Murtaza Zaidi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research After winning the majority of seats in the recent General Elections, the PTI, and their leader Imran Khan, did not waste any time in presenting a vision for the future. In their ‘100 days’ plan’ they highlighted six major …

  • Afghan Elections—2018

    Spearhead Analysis – 30.10.2018 The third Parliamentary Elections in Afghanistan were held in October 2018. The present Afghan Parliament is functioning under a Presidential decree that extended its tenure beyond 2015 — the scheduled end of its tenure in 2015. The reason was a controversial Presidential election in 2014 and security …

  • The case of Khashoggi and its ripple effects

    Spearhead Analysis – 25.10.2018 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The killing of Jamal Khashoggi has proven to be a flashpoint that has created a global impact. Jamal’s death was only recently confirmed- after weeks of terming him as a missing person. It is believed that Khashoggi derives much …

  • Withering Education

    Spearhead Analysis – 19.10.2018 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the World. [Nelson Mandela] It was disturbing to see a retired Vice Chancellor and several aged Professors being led in handcuffs by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and …

  • Hard Times

    Spearhead Analysis – 15.10.2018 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research “Do the wise thing and the kind thing too, and make the best of us and not the worst.” [Charles Dickens, Hard Times] It is finally official. The PTI-led government after much deliberation has approached the International Monetary Fund (IMF). While this …