SouthAsiaSource Jan 20, 2022
Pakistan’s new National Security Policy: A step in the right direction
By Rabia Akhtar
It is heartening that the NSP has created a discourse in Pakistan where common citizens are questioning the government about their rightful place in the national security policy. Implementation of the NSP will take a whole-of-government approach, and sectoral reforms will be critical if the policy objectives set in the NSP are to be achieved.
SouthAsiaSource Jan 15, 2022
Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan: An emerging right-wing threat to Pakistan’s democracy
By Roohan Ahmed
Videos circulating on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms showed a violent mob dragging a half-dead man on the streets of Sialkot, Pakistan on December 1, 2021. As the TLP’s influence grows and its ideology spreads, the de-radicalization of Pakistani society looks like an even more distant dream.
SouthAsiaSource Jan 12, 2022
The Afghan Taliban aren’t likely to give up the TTP. Here’s why.
By Fahd Humayun
This week, a commander of the anti-Pakistan terrorist outfit Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was killed by sniper fire in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar. While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, Afghanistan’s new ruling dispensation under the Afghan Taliban is unlikely to have had a hand in the hit, despite Islamabad’s insistence that the new regime take action against the outlawed terrorist group.
Reports and issue briefs
Issue Brief Oct 18, 2021
Recasting Pakistan’s water scarcity challenge
By Fazilda Nabeel
Pakistan’s water situation is at a crossroads. The country has been increasingly cited by international organizations for being on the brink of water scarcity because of its declining per capita water availability. At the same time, the architecture of water resource governance in the country is undergoing a major overhaul.
Issue Brief Aug 4, 2021
Beyond Pakistan’s 2021-22 budget: The economy and growth
By Uzair Younus
Recently appointed to his position, Shaukat Tarin has positioned the budget as being growth oriented in focus, with significant increases to subsidies, public-sector development, and salaries of government employees.
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