How do we want to live? Our office in Islamabad has been working for a peaceful and progressive Pakistan since 1986. Since then FNF Pakistan office has been seeking to answer this very question: How do we want to live? As individuals we are all entitled to personal dignity and freedom. It has been FNF`s mission to make these principles valid for all. We want people to realize the project of their lives! We promote a social and political environment where every individual can become the pilot of his/her lives!
Pakistan’s Challenges to Political Stability and Economic Revival
"Hopefully, the time has come when in the larger self-interest or in the face of a social meltdown a consensus will be reached at the highest level on a progressive agenda of tax reforms for implementation on a top priority basis." Dr. Hafeez A Pasha a Pakistani economist and former politician who has served as the Federal Minister for Finance unpacks how we can revive the economy and tackle the current challenges Pakistan is facing.
Empowering Local Governments
From empowering local government to transparency in revenue generation, from continuity of policies to institutionalizing climate action into the third tier of government, Ms. Javaid covered the FNF and CPDI Consultative Session on Sindh Local Government Act 2023.
How liberals can respond to current tensions?
From investigating the very concept of the Open Society from a philosophical perspective, to analyze them through the lens of political and societal aspects and concluding with identifying current geopolitical issues and how to respond to them and how to eradicate certain pluralist ideas from public discourse. Check out the guest commentary from Syed Wasif Naqvi as he shared his experience of the recent workshop at IAF Gummersbach on "Defending Open Societies"
Pakistan's Parallel Foreign Exchange Market
The hundi/hawala network functions as an informal foreign exchange market through a network of hawala brokers located in various regions. These brokers offer more affordable and convenient services, primarily catering to the blue-collar Pakistani workforce, redirecting remittances away from official channels. Although this network poses regulatory challenges, exchange companies find it exceedingly challenging to sever their ties with the hawala network.
Increasing Pakistan’s Exports
FNF Pakistan recently co-organized with the Foreign Services Academy, Islamabad a bespoke training on “International Trade Policy & Digital Economy” for the young and mid-career diplomats with Dr. Adil Nakhoda and Shehryar Hydri.
The dignity of legislation
The recent absence of meaningful debate in the parliament of Pakistan dilutes the democratic authority as well as the demands it makes on other state actors and fellow citizens. Check out the analysis by Dr. Zia Ullah (Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan) on Rule of Law as the guiding principle of legislation and democracy.
Battle of Narratives
" I realized that how we were being portrayed in media wasn’t doing justice to the cost of our involvement in the war." From war on terrorism to a skewed narrative on the impact on every day Pakistani, how media in Pakistan failed its role to bring both sides of the story to the front, read Remshay Ahmed analysis on Pakistani media.