Thursday, April 24, 2014

Shahid Javed Burki

Shahid Javed Burki, former Finance Minister of Pakistan and Vice President of the World Bank, is currently Chairman of the Institute of Public Policy in Lahore.

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Newsart for Pakistan’s Tipping Point
World Affairs 2

Pakistan’s Tipping Point

Pakistan’s moment of political truth is fast approaching. On May 11, some 40-50 million voters will elect a new national assembly – and the result, preceded by a spike in extremist violence, is… read more

Newsart for Resilient Pakistan?
Business & Finance 1

Resilient Pakistan?

Since mid-December, Pakistan has experienced political and economic volatility that is extraordinary even by Pakistani standards. But, while the fragile political structure that began to be erected… read more

Newsart for Malala’s Revolution
Culture & Society 3

Malala’s Revolution

It is not often recognized that women of a certain class in Pakistan are receiving the kind of education that enables them to enter the modern sectors of the economy or to become entrepreneurs. In… read more

Newsart for Down by Law in Pakistan
Business & Finance 3

Down by Law in Pakistan

On June 19, in what it called a “short order,” Pakistan’s Supreme Court removed Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani as the country’s prime minister, a post that he had held for more than four years – longer than… read more

Newsart for Demilitarizing Muslim Politics
World Affairs 0

Demilitarizing Muslim Politics

The paramount question in countries as disparate as Egypt, Pakistan, and Turkey is whether Muslim governments can free themselves from their powerful militaries. To do so, they will have to overcome… read more

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Pakistan on the Precipice

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari abruptly returned to Karachi on the morning of December 19, following a 13-day absence for medical treatment in Dubai. Zardari faces unprecedented challenges to… read more

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