Friday, June 22, 2018

BB – we lost you but didn’t learn lesson!

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan Amidst full preparations for forthcoming elections in Pakistan and abroad, democratic minded people celebrated the 65th birthday of country's first women prime minister Mohatarma Benazir Bhutto and historically the first Muslim...

Intelligence takes over conventional war

By Senator Rehman Malik Pakistan is facing challenges in difference fields of life. These challenges depend and are created on national and international levels both. The conventional wars have now taken over by the intelligence...

The veteran politician: Rasool Bux Palijo

By Naveed Sandeelo Rasool Bux Palijo took his last breath on 7 June 2018, at 88 years old. He was a prolific writer, political thinker, socialist, literary critic, distinguished lawyer and an avid scholar of...

Gilgit-Baltistan crisis – a historical analysis

By Mudabbir Akhund The recent crisis in Gilgit-Baltistan, which has intensified further, after the attempted forceful imposition of the Governance Order of Gilgit-Baltistan 2018, have born another movement led by opposition benches of the legislative...

Amendment in AJK Act 1974

By Hasnat Sheikh In Azad Jammu and Kashmir over the past few weeks media and political stalwarts have been welcoming and parading the amendments in the former Interim Constitution Act 74. Where the PML-N- backed prime...

Abdur Rahman I: Architect of Muslim Spain

By Akbar Ahmed The story of the origin of the greatest of the dynasties of Andalusia, Spain is as fantastic as if it were taken from the pages of The Thousand and One Nights. Abdur...

How an Iftar party led to killing of Mullah Fazlullah

By Baker Atyani Fazal Hayat, more commonly known as Mullah Fazlullah, the fugitive leader of the outlawed militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), was killed on June 13 by an American drone strike. Arab News can...

Aftermath of ‘Spy Chronicles’ – what next?

By Daud Khattak "This madness has to end," is the bottom line of the recently-published book "Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace" co-authored by former chief of the Indian Research and Analysis...

Middle East crisis and role of Russia

By Talmiz Ahmad President Donald Trump last week announced that the US would withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and re-impose sanctions that had been waived under the deal. He called the agreement...

State of Pakistani media

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan Doubts, one by one, are melting to intense electioneering heat. It seems that they would after all be held on July 25 notwithstanding former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's boycott of NAB...