Friday, November 16, 2018

Pakistanis seeking asylum in Italy

By Rafia Zakaria On November 3, 2018 a group of about 81 Pakistanis disembarked from an illegal vessel on the shores of the town of Salento in the southern part of Italy. The Pakistanis, like...

The importance of Gilgit Baltistan

By Masud Ahmad Khan Gilgit Baltistan covers an area of 27188 square miles (72000 square kilometres) and population is approximately 1.5 million. Gilgit-Baltistan comprises three divisions namely Chilas, Gilgit and Baltistan and further divided into...

Role of Pak Army in Saudi-Yemen dispute

By Senator Rehman Malik It was mid-2004 when I landed in Aden in connection with signing of an oil contract for our oil company with Aden refinery. I met the CEO of the company over there...

Saudi financing not enough for Pakistan

By Senator Rehman Malik Saudi Arabia is like our elder brother and has always helped Pakistan in difficult times. The recent aid by Saudi Arabia on the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan is indeed...

Pakistan’s Guy Fawkes Night

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan It was Guy Fawkes night in the year 1996 when sporadic fireworks were noticed on Islamabad’s horizon. Some kids in Halloween make up were doing the rounds celebrating. Sitting in Prime...

Trump’s policies may be out of necessity and not out of choice

By Salman Bashir For most of us, the United States has been the final authority in defining world power. Undoubtedly, the US shaped the politics of the previous century, while ensuring global stability throughout the...

Breakdown of law & order in “Naya Pakistan”

By Akbar Ahmed The new government in “Naya Pakistan” is facing the age-old problem of dealing with the breakdown of law and order. Yet there several factors to consider: There is the coordination between the...

Repercussions of 18th Amendment

Part I By Babar Ayaz Once again the strong centre lobbies are active to roll back the gains of the Eighteenth Amendment. The Eighteenth Amendment was the mother of all amendments because through this one amendment,...

Iron lady – Begum Nusrat Bhutto

By Bashir Riaz Begum Nusrat Bhutto was an iron lady who stood against undemocratic forces in Pakistan. She was awarded the highest civilian award for democratic struggle against dictatorship. She faced tyrannical rule of...

NRO – an eyewitness account

By Senator Rehman Malik There are lot of controversies created in the media on an imaginary NRO supposedly signed between Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and General Pervez Musharraf for allegedly aiming at dropping all the...