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The Qatar Crisis

Spearhead Opinion – 17.07.2017 By Shirin Naseer Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Pakistan is faced with yet another diplomatic quandary—this time concerning Qatar. The standoff between Qatar and its neighbors...

Setting Course

Spearhead Opinion – 13.12.2018 Campaign rhetoric raises expectations so an elected government is supposed to come armed with its homework all done, ready to fulfil...

What’s New in Naya Pakistan?

The unprecedented hikes in interest rates, devaluation and ongoing additional surcharges have unleashed a spike in inflation that has severely eroded the purchasing power of the people, and led to the loss of employment opportunities. The dream of generating millions of jobs transitioned into a reality of rampant job losses.

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

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...

Massacre in Sahiwal

Spearhead Opinion – 29.01.2019 The blatant massacre of a family on a highway near Sahiwal by members of the CTD (Counter Terrorism Department) outraged and...

Riasat of Madina

Spearhead Opinion – 19.02.2019 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research The Saudi Crown Prince, aka MBS, made his much awaited visit to Pakistan amidst much fanfare by...

Political Nostrums

Spearhead Opinion – 16.07.2015 By Moiz Agha Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The Matuhidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) is one of the, if not the most popular political party in urban Sindh....

The Big Squeeze

Spearhead Opinion – 08.02.2019 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research The Federal Government is expected to pay around Rs.3.6 Trillion on account of defence spending and debt...

The Pakistani He-Man

Spearhead Research Opinion – 05.09.2016 By Xenia Rasul Khan Mahsud Research Analyst, Spearhead Research “In torture, it is in part the obsessive display of agency that permits one person’s body...