Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Embrace of CPEC shows Saudi Arabia means business

By Naveed Ahmad The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has a third partner, namely Saudi Arabia. This would not have been possible without Beijing coming on board to the idea. As Prime Minister Imran Khan paid...

Pakistan needs allies help in tricky economic times

By Javed Hafeez Pakistan’s economy performed quite well in the first four years of the last government — the annual growth rate crossed 5 percent and inflation was lower than in the period of the...

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....

Imran’s Saudi visit: Give him time to show he ‘Khan’

By Faisal J. Abbas The strength of the strategic Saudi-Pakistani relationship was illustrated by the overwhelmingly warm reception Prime Minister Imran Khan received at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Wednesday. Yes, a Pakistani premier choosing...

Ibn Khaldun and Max Weber

Part I By Akbar Ahmed The ideas of Max Weber, a German sociologist living in the university towns of Bismarckian Germany, and Ibn Khaldun,...

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...

Imam WD: The Muslim Martin Luther of America

By Akbar Ahmed Not long after 9/11, I was invited to the White House to attend an Iftar dinner given by President George W. Bush. Some of the most prominent Muslim leaders in the United...

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...

Various confronting fronts in Pakistan

By Iftikhar Jameel In Pakistan, various institutions have established fronts against each other which are being pointing out by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his speeches and media talks. In rare developments, a bench...

Now the Pandora box has opened…

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan In Pakistan, Pandora box is almost opened, if not from both ends, but atleast from one side, heavy bombardment has started. The other end has confined to 'cool' respond sofar or...