Friday, June 22, 2018

Wardella – ‘Flower of God’

By Akbar Ahmed Every conversion to another faith is a miracle. Wardella Doschek, a white American born into the Christian faith, did not convert, or revert, to Islam until 2003, at a later stage in...

Pakistan lobby for obtaining NSG membership

By Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal Pakistan is lobbying for obtaining full membership of the Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG). It is persuading the international community that it qualifies for the Group membership. However, a few members...

Islam and Ulema in Pakistan

By Sheikh Shuja In response to articles by Mr. Busharat Elahi Jamil and Mr. Wajid Shamsul Hussain in 'The nation (November 24, 2017), it must be stated once again that the Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad AlI Jinnah...

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...

Kashmir needs peace and stability

By Nyla Ali Khan In a conference on the 'Future of Pakistan 2017,' held at the London School of Economics (LSE), Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of Pakistan made a blanket statement explicitly rejecting the...

The uncertainty and illusive stability in Pakistan

By Afrasiab Khattak Challenges faced by democratic project in Pakistan aren't new but the situation has worsened recently as the deep state, after seriously destabilising the elected government, is creating roadblocks on the path of...

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...

Pakistan’s pragmatic foreign policy

By Ishrat Hussain Pakistan has decided to opt for a paradigm shift in its foreign policy. It has also for the first time wisely used its strategic location for deriving long-term economic benefits for the...

FATA merger: Let the people decide

By Ayaz Wazir An All Parties Conference was recently held in Islamabad organised by Awami National Party (ANP) on the issue of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)'s merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Two of the...

What I saw in Saudi Arabia, China, Singapore and Malaysia!

By William O. Beeman I have just returned from three weeks in Saudi Arabia and two weeks in China/Singapore/Malaysia. Here are a few of my observations and conclusions. 1. The attacks on Iran are entirely driven...