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Railbus: The Most Effective Transportation Solution

By Faraz Ahmed Chandio In an age where urban sprawl and environmental concerns are at the forefront of public discourse, efficient and sustainable transportation solutions are more crucial than ever. The railbus, a hybrid between a bus and a train, emerges as a promising contender to address these challenges. This article explores why the railbus could be considered the most effective transportation solution today. What is a Railbus? A railbus

Pakistan: An Emerging Economy in Asia

BY : FARAZ AHMED CHANDIO Pakistan, the fifth most populous country in the world, is strategically positioned at the crossroads of Central Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East. This unique location not only offers significant strategic benefits but also presents unique challenges that influence its economic landscape. As an emerging economy in Asia, Pakistan is characterized by its developmental potential amidst a complex blend of challenges and opportunities. Economic

International Political Landscape and Pakistan: A Strategic Overview

By FARAZ AHMED CHANDIO In the intricate tapestry of international relations, Pakistan occupies a unique and strategic position. Situated at the nexus of South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East, Pakistan’s geopolitical importance cannot be overstated. This article explores how Pakistan navigates its complex international political landscape, focusing on its relationships with major global powers, regional dynamics, and internal political challenges that impact its foreign policy. Pakistan’s Geopolitical Significance

Pakistan's Economy and Regional Challenges: A Comprehensive Overview

By: FARAZ AHMED CHANDIO Pakistan, a country of approximately 220 million people, is strategically located at the crossroads of South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. This geographic positioning offers significant strategic advantages but also places Pakistan at the center of complex regional dynamics. These dynamics influence its economic stability and growth prospects. This article delves into the multifaceted economy of Pakistan, highlighting its sectors, the challenges it faces,

Its time for women-centric foreign policy

In 2014, Margot Wallström, the former foreign minister of Sweden, announced the adoption of a groundbreaking foreign policy approach termed “feminist foreign policy,” making Sweden the pioneer in this area. Since then, several other nations, including Canada, France, and Mexico, have followed suit. More recently, Luxembourg, Malaysia, and Spain have also committed to developing similar policies. These declarations have sparked inquiries among foreign policy experts, raising questions about the precise

Why the liberal world order must win?

By Faraz Chandio By nearly every measure, the credibility and influence of the United States in the world have diminished since President Barack Obama and I left office on January 20, 2017. President Donald Trump has belittled, undermined, and in some cases abandoned U.S. allies and partners. He has turned on our own intelligence professionals, diplomats, and troops. He has emboldened our adversaries and squandered our leverage to contend with

It is time for India and Pakistan to annul their treason laws

By Faraz Chandio The legislative measures established during the British Raj era are still being employed to suppress dissident voices on the Indian subcontinent. A season of allegations of sedition has emerged in this region. The sedition law, originating from colonial times, has transformed into a potent tool for the Pakistani and Indian governments to quell opposing viewpoints. In December 2019, Pakistan’s government utilized sedition charges against numerous individuals involved

Reforming democracy can save democracy

By Faraz Chandio The state of democracy today is subject to intense scrutiny and dissatisfaction, as evidenced by widespread disillusionment among voters. While Winston Churchill’s assertion that democracy is “the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried” holds true, the fact remains that democracy falls short of being truly effective. This sentiment is echoed by voters globally who are increasingly frustrated with the

How Pakistani media ignore SDGs?

By Faraz Chandio In the contemporary landscape, journalism has ascended to unprecedented levels of influence, wielding the potential to enlighten and galvanize global audiences. It is now better poised than ever to champion the cause of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a collection of 17 overarching objectives designed to usher in a more sustainable and equitable future. These SDGs essentially serve as the cornerstone for what we consider “standard”

Is Fifth Generation Warfare upon us, already?

By Faraz Chandio Published on 21-05-2023 War has been an enduring aspect of human civilization, showcasing how what we painstakingly construct with care and dedication over decades can be swiftly demolished in a matter of days through aggression, looting, harm, and fire. A tale as old as time, even recounted in stories like that of Adam’s two sons, where the first Earth-born took the life of the second Earth-born, highlighting