Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Now the Pandora box has opened…

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan In Pakistan, Pandora box is almost opened, if not from both ends, but atleast from one side, heavy bombardment has started. The other end has confined to 'cool' respond sofar or...

Pakistan’s military reaches out to India

By Kamal Alam Senior Pakistani officers, led by Army Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, realise that the way to peace and prosperity is through military cooperation with India. Will New Delhi reciprocate? In...

Military crises and diplomatic rapprochements

By Nyla Ali Khan During the last decade, each military crisis between India and Pakistan has been followed by attempts at diplomatic rapprochement, which have turned out to be fiascos. The two countries go through...

Political polarisation in Pakistan

By Senator Rehman Malik Amidst present political polarisation in Pakistan, I saw a headline in newspapers regarding the IJI funding case and distribution of money to certain prominent politicians, which reminded me the factual background...

Demands for South Punjab – a popular slogan

By Babar Ayaz Once again, the Nawab of Bahawalpur Salahuddin Abbasi has raised the demand to create a separate Bahawalpur province in the run up to the 2018 elections. A parallel Janoobi Punjab Suba Mahaz...

For Nawaz, it’s not over till it’s over

Interview by Cyril Almeida Lambasting the ongoing accountability process against himself and his family, former prime minister and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif has said: "You can't run a country if you have two or three...

High price for appeasing violent extremists

By Zahid Hussain The attempt on the life of Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal is a grim reminder of how the growing menace of religious extremism threatens Pakistan's fragile democratic political process. The country's top internal-security...

Commotion over ‘Dr. Abdus Salam Centre’

By Pervez Hoodbhoy In another country naming or renaming a university's physics centre or department would be considered utterly unremarkable. But here in Pakistan - if the name is that of Abdus Salam (1926-1996, physics...

Good and bad aspects of CPEC

By Manzoor Ahmed While Pakistani and Chinese leaders are leaving no stone unturned to project the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a panacea for all ills, especially for Pakistan, there is a growing murmur of...

Honour killing: Barbarism against women

By Afsheen Jahan The real failure of the Pakistani society is not in its failure to counter terrorists, provide basic necessities for its citizens, become an inclusive society as its founding fathers had envisioned but...