Sunday, July 22, 2018

Where does NS stand after Senate defeat?

By Babar Ayaz When rumours are proven right, they are hard news. Throughout 2017 particularly after the Dawn leaks there were rumours that the establishment would not let the PML-N have a majority in the...

FATA – world’s most complex region & Pashtun movement

By Saira Bano Orakzai The geographical conundrum of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas' (FATA) role as the backdoor of Pakistan packs the emotional punch of 'Illaqa-e-ghair', meaning no-go area. Yet, this area is one of...

Role of India and Iran in regional situation

By K.C. Singh Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has, in the last two months, visited Palestine, the United Arab Emirates and Oman, in that order. He has also hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and...

A war within a war: The Taliban v/s Daesh in Afghanistan

By Dr. Simbal Khan Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made his latest peace offer to the Taliban in Kabul on Feb. 28, but away from the cameras and international attention, another war continues. News reports emerged...

More unexpected to come

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan It seems we shall continue to have interesting times until general elections are over later this year. In my last column I had talked about Pakistan being a country with never...

The other side of Asma Jahangir

By Aitzaz Ahsan Scores of columns have been contributed deservedly lauding the courage, perseverance, and unmatched services of the untiring campaigner, the late and universally lamented Asma Jahangir. All aspects of her life have been...

FATF grey list implications on Pakistan

By Babar Ayaz As if domestic political crisis was not enough, Pakistan has been hit by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The lame duck government which is tottering to complete its last few months...

Use of personal data as repression tool in China: HRW

AP special report Human Rights Watch says it has found new evidence that authorities in one of China's most repressive regions are sweeping up citizens' personal information in a stark example of how big-data technology...

Will China come to rescue Pakistan at FATF?

By Andrew Small There are areas where, although China is willing to spend political capital on Pakistan's behalf, it doesn't like being repeatedly put in the position where it has to do so. From the...

Pakistan blames the US for inclusion in watch list

By Pamela Constable writes for WP The Washington Post report by Pamela Constable states that when officials in Islamabad learned last month that Pakistan was in danger of being sanctioned by a global task force...