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CPEC: Current State and Future Outlook

Faisal Ahmad During past five years China and Pakistan have explored new avenues –energy and infrastructure projects–under the framework of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Scores of energy and infrastructure projects have been completed and operationalised. Few others are in the process of completion. Meanwhile, bilateral...

Clarity still missing regarding IMF, despite positive vibes

By Syed Faran Rizvi On the sidelines of the 7th World Government Summit (WGS) held in Dubai on February 10th, the Prime Minister Imran Khan held meetings with top officials from the UAE government as well as the Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde....

REPORT OF IPI-KAS PUBLICATION LAUNCH ON SEPT 10, 2018

Islamabad Policy Institute (IPI) in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung produced a report on critical challenges facing the country. The report titled Pakistan: Mapping The Policy Agenda contained extensive policy recommendations for the government covering the following areas: Economy, CPEC, Energy, Water crisis, Extremism/Terrorism, Education, Health, Access to...

“Politicians urge PTI govt to adopt consensus building approach”

IPI Policy Recommendations Launched ISLAMABAD: Politicians from across the political divide on Monday called upon the government to adopt a collaborative and consensus building approach for addressing national issues and place special emphasis on...

OPERATIONALIZING CPEC: CHALLENGES AND POLICY MEASURES

Operationalizing cpec: challenges and policy measures by faisal ahmad from ipipk

Report of Roundtable with Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour, Iranian Scholar on Contemporary Issues

On December 20, 2017 Islamabad Policy Institute (IPI) hosted a round-table discussion with Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour, an Iranian scholar based at Center for International Research and Education, Tehran. Prof. Syed Sajjad Shabbir, Executive Director IPI, chaired the discussion. In his opening remarks Prof. Bukhari welcomed...

Terms of re-engagement

PAKISTAN-US relations have entered a new and tense phase following President Donald Trump’s harsh allegations and threats against Pakistan in August and Islamabad’s angry response. Both sides, however, appear inclined to re-engage with each other. The nature of the future relationship will be determined by...

Reviewing State of Pakistani Economy

Muhammad Faran Balance of Payments – 2M FY18 CAD at US$ 2.6bn As per latest data released, current account deficit clocked in at US$550mn in Aug’17 (Jul’17-Revised: S$2,051mn). For 2MFY18, the current account deficit level stood at US$2,601mn (up 102% YoY).Trade deficit for goods witnessed notable...

US Opposition to China-led Development Initiatives

Faisal Ahmed In a surprise development Trump administration, through U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis, first time commented on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and China-led connectivity initiatives. Addressing questions on role of China at the U.S. Senate’s Armed Services Committee hearing on ‘Political and Security Situation in...

North Korean Leader Hails Nuclear Arsenal as ‘Powerful Deterrent’

he North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has vowed to build up his country’s nuclear arsenal as a “powerful deterrent” to the United States, state media reported, hours after President Trump said that “only one thing will work” in dealing with the isolated country. Mr. Kim...
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