PAKISTAN ON FATF GREY LIST

RAJYA SABHA TV: INDIA’S WORLD

02 JULY 2018

 

 

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Generals and their doctrines

Indian Express, 28 April 2018

Generals and their doctrines

 

The exalted status that army chiefs enjoy in Pakistan have tempted most incumbents to develop a grand vision about everything — from political problems to the economy and foreign policy. Not surprisingly, the past few weeks have seen a spate of articles and comments on the so-called “Bajwa Doctrine”. General Qamar Javed Bajwa is the 16th army chief of the Pakistan army and the first Jat to hold the coveted post. The doctrine is (more…)

PAKISTAN: WATER WOES AND IMPACT ON INDO-PAK RELATIONS

Defence and Diplomacy, Journal of The Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi

VOL. 7 NO. 2 JANUARY-MARCH 2018

During a visit to Pakistan in 1998, President Suleman Demirel of Turkey was flown over the Indus to show him the Karakorams. En-route, he asked one of his ministers to look out of the window and tell him what he could see. The minister replied that he could only see vast barren mountains. President Demirel looked out himself and remarked, ‘Look at river Indus, it is untapped power for Pakistan’.[1] (more…)

TAPI PIPELINE: ECONOMICS vs POLITICS

Vivekananda International Foundation, 23 March 2018

http://www.vifindia.org/article/hindi/2018/march/23/the-tapi-pipeline-economics-vs-politics

In February 2018, leaders from Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India inaugurated the 1700 km Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline. Functions were held in Serhetabat and Herat with the leaders expressing hope that trade and mutual economic benefit could overcome old conflicts. (more…)

PAKISTAN: SIGNIFICANCE OF PASHTUN PROTESTS

Vivekananda International Foundation, 05 March 2018

http://www.vifindia.org/article/2018/march/05/pakistan-significance-of-pashtun-protests

Pakistan’s capital Islamabad has seen many dharnas and protests in the last few years. However, perhaps for the first time it was witness to a 10-day sit-in (01-10 February 2018) by about 5000 Pashtuns largely from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The sit-in was an expression of their pent-up feelings of resentment, anger and alienation at their treatment by the state for decades as part of a dubious policy seeking ‘strategic depth’ in Afghanistan. (more…)