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Financing of Diamer-Bhasha dam and the CPEC

Anam Fatima These days, the financing of Diamer-Bhasha Dam is in the news. Prime Minister Imran Khan has called upon the expatriate Pakistanis to generously support funds for the dam. The Supreme Court has already established a dedicated…

CPEC security developments

There has been relative improvement in the country’s overall security situation in 2016 that boded well for the security of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as well. However some major attacks by Islamist and sectarian militants…

Bloodshed in Balochistan

Contrary to the Balochistan government’s claims of restoration of peace and rooting out terrorist activities in the province, acts of terrorism continued to be reported throughout 2016. Although, in the wake of the National Action Plan…

Bordering on blame game

With several attacks along Pakistan’s western border with Afghanistan, security remained fragile in 2016.The most prominent attack was a suicide bomb during Friday prayers in a mosque in late September, killing 34 people. The outlawed…