Sunday, May 26, 2019

Fears of uncertainties in Afghanistan after US withdrawal

By Asif Durrani Ashraf Ghani’s government is visibly upset over the proposed understanding between the US Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban about the withdrawal of US...

We are again compelled to rewrite history…

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan Last week, on Thursday 4th April, we observed martyrdom of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, who was made ugly target of a military dictator...

Indo-Pak sea-based nuclear weapons cause regional alarm

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program is primarily predicated upon its ability to act as a deterrent, to prevent nuclear blackmail by, or a nuclear conflict with, India. Therefore its nuclear posture is...

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...

Human rights and anti-terror laws

By Lord Nazir Ahmed All of us share the same objective when it comes to the safety of our country and our citizens. Since the tragic acts of 9/11 and 7/7, the United Kingdom, like...

Why the Bengali Muslims opted for Independence?

Part IBy Wajid Shamsul Hasan WE all remembered ‘Fall of Dhaka’ last week (16th December). There is no two opinions that we lost war with India...

Ugly deaths in the name of socalled honour

By Rafia Zakaria The road leading to the Charprote Valley in Gilgit-Baltstan is narrow and winding, often only wide enough for a single vehicle. Boulders and rocks threaten to roll down and the threat of...

US can slow but not stop Pak-Iran ties

By Javed Hafeez The new government in Islamabad has vowed to attach priority to improving its relations with the neighbors. Considering the reality that an improvement in ties with India could take some time and...

Madina state and ‘naya’ Pakistan

By Pervez Hoodbhoy PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan says naya Pakistan shall soon resemble the seventh-century state of Madina. Beginning with his inaugural address of Aug 20,...

Changing of the guard at Pakistan’s foreign office

By Salman Bashir On April 17th, Sohail Mahmood, a career diplomat, replaced Tehmina Janjua as foreign secretary of Pakistan. Janjua retired after a long...