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Bilal Ahmed

  • IMF and Pakistan; Mini Budget and its failure

    Last week Federal Minister of Finance Mr. Ishaq Dar presented the finance bill -also called as Mini Budget – before the National Assembly. According to him, there is a requirement of Rs.170 billion fiscal measures. It is to comply with the conditions of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to save Pakistan from default. To meet the IMF’s deadline of March…

  • Terrorism and its relation with the Strategic Culture of Pakistan

    Terrorism has a link with the strategic culture of Pakistan. Very few know the story of Islamists of Afghanistan which started long ago before the emergence of Taliban to counter Soviet Union in 1979. Initially, these Islamists groups were first channelized in 1973, to encounter the modernist agenda of Dauod Khan. In 1978, Daud’s government was ousted by…