Sunday, December 16, 2018

Count down for polling day started

By Afrasiab Khattak Despite several bad omens, hiccups and uncertainties election season has finally arrived. Electoral machine has started rolling. Election Commission has announced schedule for the general elections of 2018 and count down for...

Talks of judicial martial law in Pakistan

By Afrasiab Khattak In a free season on the Constitution some people have floated the idea of imposing a judicial martial law for holding general elections in the country. Apart from being a contradiction in...

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...

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...

Kuldip Nayar – inspiration to everyone

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan Kuldip Nayar Sahib’s ageless passion made him seem immortal. He was an inspiration to everyone. However, his contemporary Khushwant Sindh was much more colourful. Kuldip Nayar on the other hand, was...

Pakistan plunges in crisis and chaotic situation

Prof Dr. Khurshid Alam The situation in Pakistan is becoming more chaotic with every passing day. Who is doing what, is a guessing game. One thing is for sure that no one is doing its...

Theresa May’s tough stance long overdue

By Zaid M. Belbagi A week ago, EU leaders callously shunned the UK’s plan for Brexit at an informal meeting at Salzburg. The so-called Chequers plan, which Mrs. May hammered out with her ministers in...

Pashtun anger is only rising

By Manzoor Ahmed The Pashtun community in Pakistan is angry and determined to take on the state for attacking them, destroying their homes and villages and cities, and heaping violence and repression on them for...

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...

Conspiracy behind Hazaras’ killing

By Asif Mahsud The year 2012 was perhaps the bloodiest year for Pakistan's Shia community. Almost 400 Shias were killed. Out of these 400, around 120 belonged to the Hazara community. In the wake of...