Wednesday, January 17, 2018

An open letter to PM Abbasi

Dear Prime Minister, I write to you today under great urgency in back drop of certain allegations of supporting terrorists that are a result of false propaganda by anti-Pakistan elements/states that are casting long...

Power struggle!

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan One of the leading Pakistani columnists and author Yasmeen Ali recently wrote a column titled "Who is running Pakistan?" Keeping the objective conditions in Pakistan today I thought that the headline...

Pakistan’s four-star democracy

By Sajid Mahmood Sajid The democratic traditions of parliamentary government are yet to be established in Pakistan. The Pakistani brand of democracy is quite bizarre and continues to evolve Pakistan Foreign Minister (FM) Khawaja Asif...

Chinese perceptions of CPEC

MOST discussions and analyses with regard to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) have a Pakistan-driven perspective, and rightly so. After all, we have to safeguard our national interests and ensure maximum benefits for the...

Pakistan’s Afghan policy

THE National Assembly, the government and the COAS have categorically rejected President Trump’s allegations against Pakistan. The furious outrage of the political and military elite in Pakistan brings to mind Hamlet’s mother who said...

Holy men of India and Pakistan

INDIA and Pakistan have more influential holy men per square mile than anyone has ever counted. Some are just rich, others both powerful and rich. Once upon a time their followers were only the...

Tale of three conferences in London

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan October this year in London has been quite eventful. Sometimes one does not get anything food for thought, however, October yet to be over, we have had two conferences and one...

BB assassination case — a tragic trail

After 10 years, the Benazir Bhutto assassination case was decided by the Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC). But it seems that the 10 year long proceedings were just the act 1 of this tragic drama. The...

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan – an architect of modern India

By Dr. M. Ashaq Raza Exactly 200 years ago on 17 October 1817, there had born a child to Mir Muttaqi and Azis-un-Nisa, a progressive and highly regarded family by the Mughal dynasty, in Delhi....

The chances of martial law in Pakistan

By Dr Ejaz Hussain In recent weeks, interesting but competing statements by the PML-N, the army, the opposition and the public on the (im)possibility of martial law consumed much of the prime time. The N-league...