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Pakistan and Iran: Gas Pipeline Fallacy Continues

During last week’s meeting between Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Iranian President Hasan Rowhani, the two leaders trumpeted their efforts to restart the stalled Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline. Sharif stated … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pakistan: “Dynamic” Officer Killed, Taliban Claim Responsibility, Citizens Continue to Suffer, Nothing Changes

Muhammad Aslam Khan, also known as Chaudhry Aslam, the Superintendent Police (SP) of Karachi Police’s Central Investigation Department (CID) was killed on January 9, 2014 in Karachi, Pakistan. While it’s … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Pakistan: Return to the IMF with a New Begging Bowl

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced today that it had reached a provisional agreement with Pakistan’s newly elected government for a three-year $5.3 billion loan at a likely interest rate … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Pakistan: Elections Won’t Change Status Quo; Media Darlings Unlikely to Generate Votes

Pakistan is preparing to hold general elections sometime in the next two months and even though the country’s relative importance has dimmed, its presence as a fulcrum on a number … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Pakistan: Iran’s Plan to Develop Gas Pipeline and Refinery Unlikely to Amount to Anything

Energy shortages are fast becoming the norm in most nations and nowhere is this truer than in Pakistan where energy demand far outpaces resources and supplies. These shortages hurt multiple … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bangladesh: Political History Causes Current Violence as the Begums Look to the Future

Protests continue to roil Bangladesh as government supporters and opposition activists battle each other over sentences handed down by the country’s International Criminal Tribunal (ICT). The ICT began hearing cases … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pakistan: Karachi Bombing Preview of Upcoming Tumultuous Summer

A massive bomb blast in a predominantly Shi’ite residential neighborhood in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi killed over 45 people and wounded hundreds on March 3, 2013. This latest incident … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pakistan: Use the Citizens’ Selfish Nature in Service of the Country

On February 16, 2013, over 60 Hazara Shias were killed when a bomb exploded in a crowded market in the western Pakistani city of Quetta. This was the second attack … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pakistan: Hafiz Muhammad Saeed Bounty a Cock-Up for the United States

Lakshar-e-Taiba (LeT) is one of the world’s most well known terror outfits and has been designated a terrorist organization by the Australian, Indian, Pakistani, Russian, US and UK governments, the … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pakistan: The Disappearance of Imran Khan

A few months ago, no one could escape Pakistani cricket legend and aspiring political leader Imran Khan (IK) as he traversed the country holding successful rallies in big cities and … Continue reading

January 3, 2013 · Leave a comment