Friday, December 13, 2019

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Voice of Justice, for “Vulnerable to Justice”

Women from urban and more developed areas Pakistan are quite open to the idea of being liberalized and empowered, as compared to women from rural and less developed regions of the country. This difference was also observed during the recently held “Aurat March” under the banner of Aurat Foundation. Interestingly, both of these women empowering projects have the same funding source

“Dharna,” – A Deception of Political liberation

All these issues highlighted by the JUI-F leader could have been put forward in the parliament using the proper democratic channels but it seems that the purpose of this protest was completely different. The container prepared for Maulana’s March had pictures of former political leaders who unfortunately later expressed unwillingness to participate in the anti-government movement, as they could sense it would be politically damaging and may cause more friction with national and international bodies. Definitely a politically wise and mature decision on part of PPP and PML-N
Azadi March

Fazlur Rehman’s Fizzling Fulgurations

Fazlur Rehman, leader of JUI-F, is an opportunist who thrives on political weaknesses of other political parties and their leadership. On his own, apart from some nuisance value he doesn’t amount to much. He likes to use and he doesn’t mind being used for political gains. As a politician he is pretty much exposed and carries a huge baggage of allegations of all sorts from his political rivals
Modi's Hindu India

Book Review: Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India

A decision that has sparked international outrage and led to a widely condemned 80 days and counting shut down of Kashmir and that has brought immense misery to the Kashmiris and led to renewed and dangerous hostility with Pakistan

The Dowdy Howdy Modi Do in Houston

The most Modi-friendly politician in the U.S. is a Democrat, Tulsi Gabbard, but she couldn’t turn up after a recent investigative article revealed her past dependence on Hindu nationalist funding

Where is the light at the end of the tunnel?

Today, the informal economy remains hidden and out of circulation. Neither the state nor the people are benefiting from it. There has to be a long term plan to allow all this informal economy to be integrated back into the formal economy without penalizing those who possess it

A Messy Mess

Spearhead Opinion – 24.06.2019 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research The Pakistan Cricket Team, after a dismal start to the World Cup, won their game against South...

The Afghan Peace Talks: 6th Round

Spearhead Opinion – 24.05.2019 By Hira A. Shafi Senior Research Analyst, Spearhead Research In early May 2019, Zalmay Khalilzad met with co-founder of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Abdul Ghani...

Unceremonious Exit

Spearhead Opinion – 19.04.2019 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research Eight months into power and the PTI-led government, under increasing pressure for its perceived underperformance, has decided...
Divergent Prespectives

Divergent Perspectives

Spearhead Opinion – 19.03.2019 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research The recent World Bank report ‘Pakistan @ 100 – Sharing the Future 2047’ should be an eye-opener...