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Spearhead Special Reports

This section contains Spearhead Special Reports researched and developed by our team of analysts and writers. All Special Reports are in PDF format.

Pakistan’s security snapshot, February - March 2014

Pakistan’s security snapshot, February – March 2014

The month of February was a rollercoaster for Pakistan’s security, as peace talks with the TTP and the government, through their negotiating committees, had...
Pakistan’s political snapshot, February - March 2014

Pakistan’s political snapshot, February – March 2014

With an operation underway, and the factionalism between the terrorist groups, cleavages within the TTP and border control issues have put Pakistan Civil Military...
Pakistan’s economic snapshot, February - March 2014

Pakistan’s economic snapshot, February – March 2014

Stock Market The KSE showed a disappointing performance during the month of February. The dismal trends in the stock market can be attributed to the...
Pakistan Water Crisis

Spearhead Special Report – Pakistan’s Water Crisis

‘One of the most water-stressed countries in the world, not far from being classified as water scarce’, Pakistan faces an existential threat- one that...

Pakistan’s economic snapshot, October – November 2013

Pakistan’s total liquid foreign exchange reserves stood at $8.8 billion on November 22, 2013: SBP held $3.46 billion and commercial banks held $5.33 billion...
Economic Snapshot September

Pakistan’s economic snapshot, September – October 2013

A typical trademark for elected governments is setting ambitious targets and making tall promises, without factoring in prevailing constraints of the economy. The evident...
Pakistan’s economic snapshot, August - September 2013

Pakistan’s economic snapshot, August – September 2013

The KSE-100 index has been one of the best performing stock markets in Asia (yielded a return of 31% or 22% in dollar terms)...

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE IP GAS PIPELINE ON PAKISTAN

Conceived in the 1950s as a pipeline connecting Iran’s gas fields with Pakistan and India, the IPI pipeline has been host to much controversy....

Pakistan’s economic snapshot, March 2013

With the current political regime counting its last days, Pakistan’s economy seems to be left hanging in the air. Political instability, poor foresight on...

Spearhead Special Report – Balochistan: Oscillating in a Chasm

As the ‘Balochistan conflict’ earns the title of Pakistan’s other war, humanitarian attention flocks in the direction of Pakistan’s biggest and least populated province....