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Adnan Rehmat

Adnan Rehmat is a Pakistan-based journalist, researcher and analyst with interests in politics, media, development and science.

Twitter: @adnanrehmat1

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Post-Eid, A Spiced Up Political Agenda Is Coming Up

Pakistanis love a good political battle. It’s the national blood sport. The better part of any given year is spent in fierce arguments over ideology, policy and slights real or imagined. The principal grouse, of course, is the performance of government.

June 07, 2019

Your next tourist stop: Pakistan

In 2018, over 1.9 million international tourists visited Pakistan. This may not seem like much for a country of over 200 million but it is an astonishing four-fold increase in the number of tourists from just over half a million in 2015.

April 23, 2019

Pakistan parliament and the legislatives dilemma

In democratic orders, legislation determines a government’s priorities and its ability to enact a legal regime. And yet, astonishingly, nearly 200 days into its first ever government, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf-led ruling coalition has not been able to pass a single law.

February 13, 2019

Open reforms through closing spaces

In its first six months in office, the new Imran Khan government has been shaping up and sharpening its five-year governance agenda which places radical political and social reforms at its heart.

February 03, 2019

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan's friendship has stood the test of time

In December last year, after weeks of negotiations and two trips to Riyadh, Prime Minister Imran Khan worked out an arrangement with Saudi Arabia for a $6 billion loan to bail Pakistan out of its precarious economic situation. 

January 16, 2019