Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Pakistani champion of Ibn Arabi

By Akbar Ahmed In the city of Islamabad, dominated by dull bureaucrats and ambitious politicians, live many unsung heroes of the land. One such hero is the scholar-activist Dr. Ayesha Leghari, the champion of...

Power seeking Pakistani clerics and politicians

By Pervez Hoodbhoy IT’S always been easy for power-seeking Pakistani clerics and politicians to set our simple-minded religious masses on fire. But, as Prime Minister Imran Khan just discovered, jumping on to a man-eating tiger’s...

UNRWA needs support amidst US assault on refugees

By Gordon Brown The decision by US President Donald Trump’s administration to stop funding the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has politicized humanitarian aid, threatens to...

Time for Pakistan to choose true allies

By Dr. Vaqar Ahmed The new Pakistani government faces a fast-evolving political situation in the region. The sudden rise in attacks inside Afghanistan has again triggered a blame game between the two neighbors. Meanwhile, there...

Bureaucracy – main hurdle in reforms

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan Change, change and change. This is the slogan that elevated a crickter turned politician and now a prime minister. But, in fact, change depends on change in attitude of bureaucracy. At...

‘Zakota Jinns’ in Pakistan

By Dr Ghayur Ayub This term was tossed by a well-known journalist and anchor person Rauf Klasra for the bureaucrats of Pakistan. I agree with him but not all bureaucrats are Zakota Jinns. Clear...

We are isolated, need a balance foreign policy

By Senator Rehman Malik We stand isolated today from the world and even our own old dear friends are not coming forward to help us. We have seen recently that even China and Saudi Arabia...

Jalaluddin Haqqani: From CIA acolyte to anti-US insurgent

By Baker Atyani The Taliban have undoubtedly lost one of their key figures with the death of Jalaluddin Haqqani. He was not from the founding fathers, but he was surely one of the Afghan faction...

Development of Chabahar port to benefit entire region

By Rasul Bakhsh Rais Chabahar is an Iranian port on the Makran coast of the Arabian Sea, about 90 kilometers from Pakistan’s Gwadar port in the Balochistan province. In 1970, the US was the first...

Legendry Jinnah – a strict follower of constitution

Part II By Wajid Shamsul Hasan Corruption has become one of the defining features of Pakistani politics. Our Quaid, considered this the most lethal disease afflicting our country. His motto was ‘If character is lost, all...