Saturday, November 18, 2017

Islamabad siege; political engineering!

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan A Diplomat based in Islamabad rang me to ask what is happening in Pakistan's capital. For a little while I wondered what sort of diplomat that gentleman was, sitting there he...

Kashmir needs peace and stability

By Nyla Ali Khan In a conference on the 'Future of Pakistan 2017,' held at the London School of Economics (LSE), Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of Pakistan made a blanket statement explicitly rejecting the...

Media in Pakistan: Limitations & coherence

By Manzoor Ahmed In prevailing situation especially the incidents of attacks on journalists, the media in Pakistan cannot call its soul its own, the myth of it being independent notwithstanding. Some journalists believe that media...

Soviet revolution’s impact and Pakistan

By I. A. Rehman The 100th anniversary of the October Revolution fell on Tuesday (according to the Gregorian calendar) and was duly observed. The several meetings organised in Karachi and Lahore in this connection caused...

The rise and fall of Priti Patel

Nabila Ramdani Ask former colleagues of Britain's deposed Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel what they really think of her and you can see why her ministerial career was so short lived. She was...

Islamabad under siege

By Afrasiab Khattak Extraordinary prolongation of the simmering coup against the PML (N) government has been painful for the entire country but it has been particularly excruciating for the capital city Islamabad. Characters change in...

Saudi developments and affects on Pakistan

By Ejaz Bilal Being very close friend, Pakistan is considered to be on top of those countries which would be affected with the ongoing developments in Saudi Arabia. That is because successive Pakistani regimes -...

Remembering Dina Wadia

By Akbar Ahmed Neither Indians nor Pakistanis quite forgave Dina Wadia for being Muhammad Ali Jinnah's daughter; the former made her life miserable through a protracted, mean-spirited grab for her father's house in Bombay and...

Developments in RKS

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan On god's Little Earth there is never a dull moment. With over five billion people inhabiting the planet, with multiple time zones, castes, creeds and colours, love and hate, peace and...

Martial law no solution to any problem

By Liaqat Baloch The freedom of Pakistan is a great blessing. The protection of this independence has become a test for the people of Pakistan. Allah Almighty has given us limitless resources. Though, we are...