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Looking towards East Asia

Spearhead Opinion – 30.01.2017 By Shirin Naseer Research Analyst, Spearhead Research After Pakistan’s independence, Pak-Japanese relations were one of cordial diplomacy. In the 1950s and 1960s, Pakistan’s industry and...

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...

Re-orienting Pak-US ties

Spearhead Opinion – 01.08.2017 By Hira A. Shafi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research Owing to obscurity, Hegel’s philosophy comprises of diverse interpretations. A personal view—supports Hegel’s designation as a ‘mystic...
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

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...

No More Cheese!!

Spearhead Opinion – 13.09.2018 By Farrukh Karamat Senior Research Coordinator, Spearhead Research The economic advisors have been contemplating a ban on the import of luxury cars, smartphones, cheese and...

Trump’s America

Spearhead Opinion – 27.01.2017 By Xenia Rasul Khan Mahsud Research Analyst, Spearhead Research For a man who builds things, Donald Trump’s campaign speeches and inaugural address gave a preview of...

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...
NA-120 Election

NA-120: State vs. People?

Spearhead Opinion – 19.09.2017 By Hira A. Shafi Research Analyst, Spearhead Research The NA-120 election which was dubbed as the ‘litmus test against the SC verdict’ has provisionally revealed...

“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