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    Sohail Mahmood

    Sohail Mahmood, PhD, Independent Global Affairs Analyst An independent global affairs analyst and the author of several books, monographs and research articles on Middle East and South Asian politics, governance and development issues. He has taught for about 30 years in various universities of Pakistan and US and has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, CIDA, SDC, IUCN and UNDP. Sohail is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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  • Pakistan: Plan of Action of the New PTI Government0

    Pakistan faces complex challenges, both external and internal, that needs bold actions by the new PTI government. Determined leadership and resolve by the new government can set the direction for the next five years. It is imperative to get it right the first time around. Much is expected from the PTI by the people of

  • The Nawaz Government and the Issue of Good Governance in Pakistan0

    Nearly after four years of rule, the Nawaz government suffered from bad management which had become the norm. An editorial aptly entitled “Bad Governance as the hallmark of PML-N rule” published in Pakistan Today on March 16, 2017, maintained that it began from the first day and continued till toady. The arbitrary hike in the

  • The Mashal Khan Incident in Pakistan: A Short Analysis0

    On April 13, 2017, a mob at Mardan University in KPK tortured two students one of whom was lynched to death over rumors of blasphemy allegations. It was reported that a FIR (First Incident Report) had been registered against several suspects allegedly involved in the killing of Mashal Khan, a resident of Swabi and a

  • Kulbhushan Yadav Affair and India-Pakistan Conflict0

      On April 10, 2017, a former Indian Navy officer national Kulbhushan Yadav was given the death sentence by a by an its Field General Court Martial under provisions of the Pakistan Army Act and the Official Secrets Act. Yadav can appeal the death sentence to Pakistan’s Supreme Court within 60 days. H was convicted for espionage, anti-state activities,


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