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Ikram Sehgal

Ikram Sehgal

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Pakistan: Public posts require psychological filtering

Do public offices require psychological filtering? is a question which was asked even before Donald Trump was elected President of the US in 2016 and...

In 2021, Pakistanis need to shed complacency

The year 2020 demanded the utmost from all individuals and governments across the world. Pakistan has acquitted itself well, much better than neighbou...

India stands against the gateway for South and Southeast A...

Agreement on a project of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Trans-Asian Railway (TAR) Netwo...

It’s time Bangladesh and Pakistan buried the past to forge...

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka Fifty years should be a sufficiently long...

BRI & CPEC: Rail revolution makes Eurasian unification a r...

Trains of the metro train service are seen at a terminal station in Lahore, Pakistan, on Dec. 10, 2019. Photo: Xinhua Despite the ongoing global...

Pakistan must cultivate an Eurasian identity for its growt...

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out earlier this year, it was believed that it would stall ongoing changes in global relations. Some people were hopi...

Best way to confront Islamophobia is through dialogue

Muslims take part in a protest after Friday prayer in Dhaka, Bangladesh, October 30, 2020. Photo: Reuters  On his way home from work on a Fr...

Tantalizing features of the Trump-Biden race

Ten days before the US Presidential elections in 2016, Hilary Clinton was leading most election forecasts. For all practical purposes, Donald Trump ha...

The Quaid must be turning in his grave

The obnoxious disrespect shown for the Quaid-e Azam’s Mazar by Maryam’s husband Capt. Safdar, while she looked on without any expression,...

How to defuse the ticking pension bomb in Pakistan

The next budget will likely be quite difficult because of a large number of workers reverting back to Pakistan from the Middle East. This has caused...

‘Naya Pakistan’ will be a far cry if tax collection remain...

One of the major problems in Pakistan is that the amount of revenue collected does not match either the adult population count that can pay taxes and/...

Why Pakistan needs to be in dialogue with Abdullah Abdulla...

It is time to heal the wounds of the past: With a mixed parentage of a Pashtun father and Tajik mother, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah is best equipped to...

DHA Karachi and CBC disparaged wrongly

The Pakistan Meteorological Department has confirmed that Karachi received the heaviest rain in a single day in 90 years when 231 mm fell in just 12 h...

Conditions for fruit cultivation are ideal in Pakistan and...

Pakistan is climatically capable of growing fruits easily and in abundance. Evidence for the growth of fruit and vegetables in the subcontinent has be...

Army-run NUST shows Pakistan the way forward

A public research university under the administration of Pakistan’s Armed Forces, the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), w...

The ‘Abraham Accord’

On 13th August, 2020 UAE and Israel signed an US-brokered agreement that has come to be known as the ‘Abraham Accord’, implying that the t...

Erdogan’s reclamation of Turkey’s Islamic past is legitima...

Thousands flock to perform Eid prayers at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey on July 31 2020 Situated on the shores of the Bosphorus connecting the...

Opposition parties’ obstructionism is a threat to Pakistan

Pakistan is supposedly a parliamentary democracy and a federation. But the rules of functioning for such a set-up have never been understood or applie...

Action of August 5, 2019 presages fresh troubles for Modi...

August 5, 2020 is the first anniversary of India’s unilateral declaration of the way it thinks the Kashmir problem should be solved. On 5 August...

Pakistan’s teeming millions are on the verge of a digital...

Mass poverty and pandemics are both facts of life which involve millions of people at the same time. The same can be said of relief measures – t...