Pakistan’s strategic directions set forth in the backdrop of enmity with India and geo-political dynamics continue to disrupt the country’s transition to democracy and the way to recognise people’s rights.
The 2022 floods in Pakistan were considered one of the most devastating climate change-related disasters, impacting nearly 33 million people across the country. The rehabilitation efforts in the hardest hit province of Sindh represent the complex interplay between domestic and international emergency response politics, and the limitations of the system to address vulnerabilities besieging communities prone to disaster risk.
Human development is of paramount importance for economic growth, as it fosters a population of healthy, educated, skilled, motivated and hopeful individuals who, endowed with liberty, naturally aspire to achieve development for themselves and society as well. In the context of Pakistan’s contemporary challenges, the writer argues that investing in its people could pave the way for the country’s socioeconomic development.
Terrorism is essentially a political problem and requires a political response: administrative arrangements including policing alongside socioeconomic development. The recent upsurge in terrorism has pushed Pakistan to revisit its policy options because military action alone would be a short-lived achievement. The writer explains as how the resurgence of terrorism in Pakistan is linked back to geopolitics and the country’s policy implications.
The majority of Pakistan’s labour force grapples with decent work challenges, leading to continuation of informalisation, child and forced labour as well as increasing employment vulnerability and job insecurity. In this article, the writer sheds light on the challenges being faced by the country’s workforce while also pointing out structural challenges in Pakistan’s labour policy design and delivery in relation with complexity of the labour market economy.