Monday, January 21, 2019

Where there is smoke there is fire!

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry perhaps knows the art of pre-emption. Like a visionary he sees ominous things much before they happen....

Debate of new provinces in Pakistan

By Mohammad Ali Babakhel THE merger of Fata with KP has intensified the debate on the creation of new provinces. Historically, regional administrative readjustments have lacked...

US withdrawal – new phase in Syrian imbroglio

By Talmiz Ahmed Three weeks on from the announcement by US President Donald Trump that he would be withdrawing the 2,000 US troops that...

Why is China engaging with Afghanistan?

Dr. Simbal Khan As President Donald Trump positions himself to end the longest war in US history, China is deepening its role in Afghanistan....

Failure of SAARC disappointing for member countries

By Senator Rehman Malik In a calculated bid to enhance the cooperation, SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) was established in 1985 by the nations...

The man with Midas touch!

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan We are living in Khan’s world. It is exciting, it is full of hopes, it promises prosperity. People wait anxiously on their...

Ziauddin Yousafzai – “Teacher to the world”

By Akbar Ahmed One of the great ironies of Ziauddin Yousafzai’s life is that while he was mocked for his stammer by his relatives and could...

Taliban’s revival in Afghanistan: Lessons for Pakistan

By Asif Durrani Emergence of Taliban as a phenomenon in mid-nineties has changed the basic character of the Afghan society from a tribal-feudal to religio-sectarian in...

Bleak outlook for Palestinians in 2019

By Talmiz Ahmed Last month exhibited every negative aspect pertaining to the Israel-Palestine conflict: Division, hatred and violence. December began with the prospect of...

Defence policy more strategic than diplomacy!

By Senator Rehman Malik It is common knowledge that the world powers are now more dependent on their defence policies rather the foreign policies. It looks...