Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Governance Reform: Law, Politics, Institutions
Publication Year : 2023

Table of Contents

Cover Piece

Governance Reforms: Law, Politics and Institutions

Intertwining of institutional & Economic Reforms  By Ishrat Hussain……….. 6

Making the Elephant Dance: Negotiating Power Dynamics with the establishment By Ayesha Siddiqa….. 9

Re-orienting Pakistan’s Economy by Kaiser Bengali……………………………………………………………………………….11

Why Institutions matter by Amber Darr………………………………………………………………………………………………14

Reforms in Pakistan: where to Start by Karim Khan…………………………………………………………………………….16

Discontent with Governance Not Democracy by Afiya Shehrbano Zia …………………………………………………18

Current Affairs and International Relations

A Joyless Land by Shehzad Ghias Sheikh…….. 22

Safeguarding Pakistan’s Core interests among Global Power Contestation by Zia Malik………. 24

Propaganda Game by Saddam Hussein ………………………………………………………………………………………………26

The international politics of Climate Change and Lessons for Pakistan by Kinza Fatima………………………. 29

Debate

Should Electronics voting machines (EVMs) being incorporated into the electoral process of Pakistan…32

Electronic voting machines: The shockingly secure solution to Election Fraud by Waqas Ahmed………34

EVMs: An expensive proposition without any substantive benefits by Ahmed Bilal Mehboob ………….36

Opinion

Pakistan needs more urbanisation by Babar Khan Mumtaz……………………………………………………………….41

The Qatar Squabble FIFA World Cup 2022 by Saddam Hussein and Aimen Shakeel Abbasi…………………43

Meaning 3.0: Hope for a Conscious World by Tahreem Amin……………………………………………………………….45

Political Economy of Religious Elites by Waqas Ahmed………………………………………………………………………….48

History

Political Masculinities: The Rise of strongmen by Nadeem F. Paracha………………………………………………….51

China Before Jiang Zemin by Naazir Mahmood…………………………………………………………………………………….53

Business

Falling Textile Exports by Shahid Sattar……………………………………………………………………………………………….57

High Percentage of currency in circulation: What explains it? By Shahid Mehmood ……………………………..60

 

Sports

Absence of Women in Pakistani Sports: Lack of a Policy Framework? By Sara Illahi Panhwer………………63

The Sleeping Pines by Meekal Jamil ………………………………………………………………………………………………………65

Arts and Culture

The Tilism of Dastaan behind Dastaan Goi by Waqas Manzoor …………………………………………………………….68

Divide and Rule – Iqbal A fireside chat with one of Pakistan’s First Explicitly Political Rappers………………71

PIDE Bi-Monthly Round Up 

36th Annual Conference Of The Pakistan Society Of Development Economists

Governance Reform: Law, Politics, Institutions
Publication Year : 2023

Table of Contents

Cover Piece

Governance Reforms: Law, Politics and Institutions

Intertwining of institutional & Economic Reforms  By Ishrat Hussain……….. 6

Making the Elephant Dance: Negotiating Power Dynamics with the establishment By Ayesha Siddiqa….. 9

Re-orienting Pakistan’s Economy by Kaiser Bengali……………………………………………………………………………….11

Why Institutions matter by Amber Darr………………………………………………………………………………………………14

Reforms in Pakistan: where to Start by Karim Khan…………………………………………………………………………….16

Discontent with Governance Not Democracy by Afiya Shehrbano Zia …………………………………………………18

Current Affairs and International Relations

A Joyless Land by Shehzad Ghias Sheikh…….. 22

Safeguarding Pakistan’s Core interests among Global Power Contestation by Zia Malik………. 24

Propaganda Game by Saddam Hussein ………………………………………………………………………………………………26

The international politics of Climate Change and Lessons for Pakistan by Kinza Fatima………………………. 29

Debate

Should Electronics voting machines (EVMs) being incorporated into the electoral process of Pakistan…32

Electronic voting machines: The shockingly secure solution to Election Fraud by Waqas Ahmed………34

EVMs: An expensive proposition without any substantive benefits by Ahmed Bilal Mehboob ………….36

Opinion

Pakistan needs more urbanisation by Babar Khan Mumtaz……………………………………………………………….41

The Qatar Squabble FIFA World Cup 2022 by Saddam Hussein and Aimen Shakeel Abbasi…………………43

Meaning 3.0: Hope for a Conscious World by Tahreem Amin……………………………………………………………….45

Political Economy of Religious Elites by Waqas Ahmed………………………………………………………………………….48

History

Political Masculinities: The Rise of strongmen by Nadeem F. Paracha………………………………………………….51

China Before Jiang Zemin by Naazir Mahmood…………………………………………………………………………………….53

Business

Falling Textile Exports by Shahid Sattar……………………………………………………………………………………………….57

High Percentage of currency in circulation: What explains it? By Shahid Mehmood ……………………………..60

 

Sports

Absence of Women in Pakistani Sports: Lack of a Policy Framework? By Sara Illahi Panhwer………………63

The Sleeping Pines by Meekal Jamil ………………………………………………………………………………………………………65

Arts and Culture

The Tilism of Dastaan behind Dastaan Goi by Waqas Manzoor …………………………………………………………….68

Divide and Rule – Iqbal A fireside chat with one of Pakistan’s First Explicitly Political Rappers………………71

PIDE Bi-Monthly Round Up 

36th Annual Conference Of The Pakistan Society Of Development Economists