Pakistan
Pakistan Insights 2023

Pakistan Insights 2023 is the fourth in the ‘Pakistan Insights’ series brought out by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) to deepen understanding of Pakistan. Ideas for the various chapters are based on monthly discussions held in the ....

Changes in Sectarian Profile of Pakistan

Abstract
Pakistan has seen a violent transition from a nation that advocated inclusivity for all sects of Islam to much pronounced sectarian fissures. The sectarian divide between the Sunnis and Shias is intractable. This paper seeks to t....

Narrative of Despondent Pashtuns: Terrorism, Ethnicity and the Pakistani Military

This primary research uses in-depth interviews to investigate the experiences and perceptions of the ethnic Pashtuns of Pakistan’s former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) regarding terrorism, ethnicity and the Pakistani military, especial....

The Supreme Court’s judgment on the Deletion of Article 370 and Pakistan’s Reaction

Supreme Court’s historic judgment on the deletion of Article 370 has settled the legal questions raised by the petitioners. The Court has stated that the provision was temporary, and the President had the power to issue a proclamation for deleting ....

Why did the Pakistani ‘Establishment’ Bring Back Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan?

Nawaz Sharif is Back
Nawaz Sharif, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, is leaving no stone unturned in projecting himself as an ‘ideal’ Prime Ministerial candidate for the forthcoming General Elections scheduled for 08 February nex....

इमरान खान का 'नया पाकिस्तान' हुआ ध्वस्त

पाकिस्तानी अदालत ने पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री और पाकिस्तान तहरीक-ए-इंसाफ नेता इमरान खान को प्रसिद्ध �....

The US-Pakistan CIS-MOA Agreement: A Sea-Sand Line

The Cabinet of Pakistan has discreetly approved the formalisation of the ‘Communication Interoperability and Security Memorandum of Agreement’ (CIS-MOA), a new security agreement with the United States (US). This action signifies a renewed beginn....

Imran Khan’s Arrest and Deepening Political Uncertainties in Pakistan

Imran Khan’s arrest in the Toshakhana case has removed him from the electoral math for five years. Though he will appeal, the process will take time. He was convicted for not declaring a gift received from an Arab prince which should have been hand....

Pakistan’s Deepening Crisis and Budget

Pakistan’s Finance Minister Dar presented the budget for FY 2023-24 on 9th June. Pakistan follows July to June budget cycle. There does not appear to be any serious attempt by the PDM government to address the serious economic crisis the country fa....

Jinnah: His Successes, Failures and Role in History

In this episode of the VIF podcast, Prof (Dr) Ishtiaq Ahmed, a Swedish Political Scientist and Aarushi Gupta, Research Assistant at the Vivekananda International Foundation, discuss the many intriguing facets of Prof Ahmed’s book, Jinnah: His Succe....

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