Author Archives: Yasmeen Aftab Ali


Yasmeen Aftab Ali

Pakistan, India and SCO

For Pakistan, this membership must be intelligently capitalised upon by developing close knit ties with member states, developing their trust in Pakistan and her future for business and investment purposes.   Pakistan


Yasmeen Aftab Ali

Walking the tight rope

Many recent developments point towards a tight rope Pakistan will be walking that will require smart diplomacy- a quality rarely practiced. Recently, Daniel Coats presented an assessment before the Senate Select Committee


Yasmeen Aftab Ali

Timelessly classic

Revisiting the past is often cathartic Viewing a student wearing a beautifully elegant classic gharara with traditional jewellery, one can only be reminded of the timeless gracefulness of the dress now lost


Yasmeen Aftab Ali

Pakistan, you and I

Reasons for state failure are different. In Egypt, it was a select coterie of people who controlled the economy leading to monopoly and stopping new entrants in different fields. In Afghanistan the


Yasmeen Aftab Ali

Honest, capable leadership

Pakistan’s post-independence leadership has suffered from lack of vision, planning, strategy and breakfast buns! Sharing some extracts from previous op-ed(s) that are relevant to the question: Robert I. Rotberg in his book

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