Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The legend lives on

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan Whenever Pakistan is in trouble, facing a challenge, people cry in wilderness- 'if only Bhutto were alive today...'. And the situation is more often like that since the judicial murder of...

World reports on Gwadar and naval facilities

A special report Recently reports in world media have surfaced that China is building a second overseas naval base, one in Pakistan. However, it is important to distinguish fact from knee-jerk speculation, especially when so...

Pakistan: Crisis of identity and tragedy of democracy

By Shahid Dastagir Khan 27th December 2007 and 4th April 1979 shall remain the darkest days in the chequered history of democracy in Pakistan. Indeed two very sad days in the calendar when the lives...

Unforgettable memoirs of Benazir Bhutto

By Senator Rehman Malik She continued to struggle for democracy at every forum; I remember her long hours, working and travelling from one country to another, delivering lectures and advocating for democracy in Pakistan. I...

Increasing Afghan hostility towards Pakistan!

By Manzoor Ahmed The hostility of the Afghan people towards Pakistan is growing. It is difficult to find someone prepared to say a positive thing about Pakistan, says an eminent Pakistani journalist after a visit...

Unresolved issues of 2017 – challenges to Pakistan in 2018

By Afzal Mahmood A few days before the New Year started its 365 days journey with the load of unsolved problems that afflicted the people of Pakistan and its relations with its immediate neighbours all...

Pak-US relations at a tipping point

By Gen ® Aslam Beg Pakistan has been a trusted ally of the US since the 1950's - a period of six decades. During this period Pakistan suffered "four regime changes" along with Musharraf's decision...

The uncertainty and illusive stability in Pakistan

By Afrasiab Khattak Challenges faced by democratic project in Pakistan aren't new but the situation has worsened recently as the deep state, after seriously destabilising the elected government, is creating roadblocks on the path of...

Islamophobic assaults: Muslims in Trump’s America

By Akbar Ahmed It is a difficult time to be a Muslim in America. All polls and figures indicate the continuing rise in Islamophobic assaults and abuse; 2017 was the worst year ever. I will...

Crime of missing people in Pakistan

By Ali Warsi There was a grim silence in the hall as Mehmood Hayat Khan, the father of missing peace activist Raza Mehmood Khan, walked to the stage. As he started speaking in a dejected,...