• Saudi Arabia Challenging the Status Quo: Streamlining Power and Economics Part I

    Spearhead Analysis – 16.11.2017 By Hira A. Shafi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research “Saudi Arabia has stability. The social contract and the political contract between the king, the rulers and the royal family and the ruled people in Saudi Arabia is very strong.” -Al Waleed Bin Talal Saudi Arabia is at a critical …

  • Growth Trajectory: Pakistan Automotive Sector

    Spearhead Analysis – 16.11.2017 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car. (E. B. White) The Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA) has released the October 2017 data for automotive assembly and manufacturing, showing robust growth across the sector. During July …

  • Political Musings

    Spearhead Opinion – 14.11.2017 Pakistanis like many other people facing challenges tend to wait for a crusading leader to come and lead them to stability and prosperity. This dream lingers in spite of many past disappointments that dashed their hopes to the ground. In fact, such a transformational event rarely …

  • Agriculture Sector of Pakistan – Ensuring Food Security

    Spearhead Analysis – 14.11.2017 By Anam Saeed Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Pakistan is an agrarian economy employing around 42.3% of the labor force directly or indirectly. The country’s abundant natural resources and fertile soil support the agricultural sector, which started receiving renewed attention after a negative growth of 0.19% in FY2015-16. During this …

  • Smog: Our Selective Competitiveness

    Spearhead Analysis – 14.11.2017 By Raja Safiullah Research Analyst, Spearhead Research I was too young in 1998 to have been able to understand the competitiveness at display when India undertook ‘Operation Shakti’ by conducting five nuclear explosions, and Pakistan immediately responding with ‘Chagai-I’ and ‘Chagai-II’ that involved conducting six nuclear explosions. Fast forward …

  • The World Bank’s Pakistan Development Update

    Spearhead Research Infographic GDP is projected to grow at 5.5% this fiscal year and possibly 5.8% in 2018-19 only if macroeconomic risks are managed. Acceleration will be driven by consumption on the demand side while growth is likely to come from the service and industry sectors on the supply side. Remittances were …

  • Privatization of Assets or Burdens?

    Spearhead Analysis – 10.11.2017 By Raja Safiullah Research Analyst, Spearhead Research According to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) report on Pakistan’s Structural Reforms Program, under the three-year Extended Fund Facility (EFF), the losses incurred by the three major Public Sector Entities (PSE) amounted to a staggering Rs.705 billion in the three years ending …

  • Trump: “Sticks and stones may break my bones…” – Part 2

    Spearhead Analysis – 02.11.2017 By Syed Murtaza Zaidi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Trump: “Sticks and stones may break my bones…” – Part 1 “…but words can never hurt me” During the 2016 US election cycle, both Presidential nominees were repeatedly asked for their views on Pakistan and the prevalent security situation in South …

  • Trump: “Sticks and stones may break my bones…” – Part 1

    Spearhead Analysis – 02.11.2017 By Syed Murtaza Zaidi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Trump: “Sticks and stones may break my bones…” – Part 2 Taking a look back at all the men that have taken over the mantle of the United States Presidency, since George Washington, can prove to be quite an interesting read. …

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