Can Foreign Aid Improve Pakistan’s Political Economy?

Like many struggling countries, Pakistan’s two most critical problems are feckless leaders and a feeble state. Can donors do anything to help get such countries’ political economy moving in the right direction? I recently convened a working group of leading Pakistani development professionals and outside experts at the Global Economic Symposium (GES) to discuss just [...]

Pakistan Moves to Protect Girl over Alleged Qur’an Burning

A government intervention for the sake of Human Rights has taken place in another extraordinary turn of events involving the writings of our Human Rights Ambassador, William Nicholas Gomes. In a letter to Mr. Asif Ali Zardari; President of Pakistan, Mr. Gomes called attention to a serious situation involving the religious persecution of a child, [...]

Pakistan Jails Christian Teenager over Blasphemy

Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan, [email protected] Re: Pakistan Jails Christian Teenager over Blasphemy Dear President of Pakistan, I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for I have been informed by prominent journalist Stefan J. Bos of BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting and Pakistan Christian post that Pakistani authorities have detained a [...]

Pakistan’s Sustainable Development Strategy

As announced at the Rio+20 summit, Pakistan has a new national sustainable development strategy (NSDS) that will see the creation of a knowledge management system that is based on science, technology and innovation. As reported by SciDev, the knowledge management system will support key economic, environmental and social goals through academic research and foster solution-driven [...]

Pakistan: ISI plotted to murder Asma Jahangir

Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission, European Union Dear High Representative Ashton, I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for Salem In past I have brought different incidents of the harassment, intimidation, use of coercion, violence, and other abuses against [...]

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