SouthAsiaSource May 22, 2023
In Pakistan, populist Imran Khan faces the biggest challenge of his political career
By Roohan Ahmed
Imran Khan, Pakistan’s populist former prime minister, is facing the biggest test of his political career as he challenges the very same security establishment that accelerated his journey to power in the 2018 elections.
SouthAsiaSource May 18, 2023
A conversation on the transformational potential of decentralized and distributed technologies for Pakistan
By Amir Husain and Uzair Younus
Uzair Younus talks to Amir Husain, founder and chief executive officer of SparkCognition, about current and emerging trends, what countries like Pakistan can do to take advantage of seismic advances in technology, and how individuals can better prepare themselves for the future.
SouthAsiaSource May 10, 2023
Experts react: Former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s arrest and implications for Pakistan
By South Asia Center and other experts
On March 9, 2023, former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan was arrested over corruption charges. We asked experts to react to this decision.
Reports and issue briefs
Report Oct 3, 2022
Pakistan sees growing culture of innovation amid tech startup boom
By Hamna Tariq and Uzair Younus
A tightening global macro environment coupled with increasing domestic political instability is a cause of concern for the sector, especially the domestic startup economy.
Issue Brief Mar 28, 2022
Pakistan: The next great infrastructure connector
By Ali Jehangir Siddiqui
Pakistan sits at the crossroads of the abundant resources of Central Asia and the Middle East, and the lucrative markets of China and India. It therefore has the potential to play a significant connecting role, one that enables broader regional interdependency while boosting domestic economic prospects.
In-Depth Research & Reports Feb 15, 2022
Realizing the promise and potential of “Web3” for Pakistan
By Uzair Younus
This paper is an initial attempt to frame debate about the Web3 ecosystem in Pakistan – which is a $100+ billion opportunity – and make recommendations on how policymakers should approach regulating this sector.
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