Saturday, August 18, 2018

The majestic Qur’an

By Akbar Ahmed As a schoolboy in the hills of Abbottabad, Iread Marmaduke Pickthall’stranslation of the Holy Qura’n, and its stirring introduction has stayed with me to this day. Pickthall wrote; “The Qur’an cannot be...

Trump’s policy towards Iran and Afghanistan

By Senator Rehman Malik I wrote an article on 20th June 2018 appreciating the initiative taken by Donald Trump in extending the hand of friendship to North Korea. I titled this article “Can US president...

The Aaland Islands Model and Kashmir (2nd and last part)

By Dr. G.N. Fai 2nd and last part Upon receiving the news of the report, Karl Hjalmar Branting, the prime minister of Sweden from 1920 through 1925, read the following declaration: ”On behalf of the Swedish Government...

Sohni dharti Allah rakhey…

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan Leaders make history and history makes nations. For me to have survived to see Pakistan’s 71st Jashne Azadi has been special gift of God to me. I passed the hour of...

Kashmir issue – a litmus test for Imran Govt

By Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani Kashmiris living in all the four provinces of Pakistan have voted for National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies on July 25. They have 12 seats in the Azad Kashmir Assembly. The...

Post-election scenario – what next?

Barrister Iftikhar Ahmad It started early in the day. In unison, and with singularity of purpose, the Western media, as well as a few select journalists from India and Pakistan, started to bang their drums...

US further sidelines Pakistan on Afghan issue

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal The National Defense Authorization Act 2019, passed recently by the US Congress, is having a slight impact on the Pakistani economy, but will be having a more predictable impact on the...

Pak-India relation in PTI Govt era

By Salman Bashir Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan, before taking oath of premiership made a significant gesture regarding improving relations with India during his victory address. Dismissing the Bollywood-style vilification of him by the Indian...

Book review: Analysing the Indo-Pak nuclear threat

By Rizwan zeb A Punjabi adage “kehna tei noh tay sunanan noh nou” aptly sums up the crisis in the Subcontinent. Moeed Yusuf’s book begins where most of the books on South Asian stability end....

Bangladesh: challenge of the student uprising

By Lal Khan The students’ movement that erupted on July 29, following the death of two students in a tragic road accident in Dhaka spread rapidly to almost all the major cities of Bangladesh. Thousands of...