Authors Posts by Ikram Sehgal

Ikram Sehgal

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Regulators and conflict of interest

A governmental body created by a legislature to implement and enforce specific laws, a "Regulatory Agency" or a "Regulator" would usually have quasi-legislative functions, executive...

Handling the Kashmir crisis

The Pulwama attack that killed a little more than forty Indian soldiers, mostly Sikhs, brought the near dormant Kashmir crisis into international focus because...

MBS’ Pakistan visit

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman (popularly known as MBS) made a two-day royal visit to Pakistan, at a time when this region...

Fighting perjury in Pakistan

One of the major companions and helpers of corruption – an illness eating away the substance of the Pakistani state, its institutions and its...

Hybrid warfare: Strategic coercion against Pakistan

While a globalised world was a cherished goal to bring people together, globalisation is increasingly used by one or the other country or group...

An extraordinary situation requires military courts

Military courts were established in 2015 during the Nawaz Sharif regime in the aftermath of the Army Public School (APS) massacre of 140 people,...

Balochistan shows the way in Davos

This year’s meeting in Davos has been overshadowed by a not-so-bright situation worldwide. The IMF’s growth forecast has just been diminished and chancellor Angela...

Davos horizons for Pakistan

Organised since its inception in 1970 till today by Dr Klaus Schwab, the World Economic Forum is unique annual forum at Davos created by...

The sorry state of Pakistan’s police

The imperial form of police infrastructure that Pakistan inherited was deliberately created to serve the British rulers rather than promote harmony, security and adherence...

Exploiting Pakistan’s ‘Gold Coast’

The emerging markets of Central Asia require that a sea-land (south-south) dimension to support the north-south axis be added for expansion, otherwise all facilities...

Pakistan: Do our laws provide justice?

To provide justice is a central endeavour of any human society and the aim of any state. However, not all human societies have the...

Pakistan, a gangsters’ haven

Soon after the demise of the well-respected Begum Kulsoom Nawaz following prolonged hospitalisation in London, Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in jail...

Increasing remittances

A recent World Bank (WB) report had India recording a 22.5 percent increase ($80 billion) in home remittances in 2018, retaining its position as...

Imran Khan needs better advisers

One of the central problems of Imran Khan’s government is the quality and commitment of his range of advisers, not only for day-to-day politics...

Imran Khan’s U-turns make eminent sense

The recent controversy about "U-turn" is patently childish. Accusing the government of "U-turns" is not only unfortunate but absurd. Without fully understanding the meaning...

Standing firm on ‘financial inclusion’

Having employed several thousand people, one is acutely aware about the many problems faced by the salaried class, force-multiplied many times over for those...

Projecting falsehood by propaganda

The advertising and media worlds are there to inform the public: the media about what is going on in the world of politics, art...

Spreading falsehood and distorting facts

Initiated in 2014 the Ashiana-Iqbal project could not be completed mainly because an illegal award increased the cost, and if it were to be...

Ensuring challenges provide opportunities

The situation in our country in the wake of global and internal changes affecting Pakistan has evoked multiple challenges. Not to get bogged down...

Understanding hybrid warfare

Hybrid warfare became prominent in the 21st century, the ‘Age of Globalisation’, that has opened up many new technical and communication options and shrunk...

The Eurasian concept

When continents are defined as “mainly continuous expanses of land” one is left wondering why Europe and Asia, though very much a continuous land...