Friday, January 18, 2019

Military crises and diplomatic rapprochements

By Nyla Ali Khan During the last decade, each military crisis between India and Pakistan has been followed by attempts at diplomatic rapprochement, which have turned out to be fiascos. The two countries go through...

Political polarisation in Pakistan

By Senator Rehman Malik Amidst present political polarisation in Pakistan, I saw a headline in newspapers regarding the IJI funding case and distribution of money to certain prominent politicians, which reminded me the factual background...

Demands for South Punjab – a popular slogan

By Babar Ayaz Once again, the Nawab of Bahawalpur Salahuddin Abbasi has raised the demand to create a separate Bahawalpur province in the run up to the 2018 elections. A parallel Janoobi Punjab Suba Mahaz...

For Nawaz, it’s not over till it’s over

Interview by Cyril Almeida Lambasting the ongoing accountability process against himself and his family, former prime minister and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif has said: "You can't run a country if you have two or three...

High price for appeasing violent extremists

By Zahid Hussain The attempt on the life of Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal is a grim reminder of how the growing menace of religious extremism threatens Pakistan's fragile democratic political process. The country's top internal-security...

Commotion over ‘Dr. Abdus Salam Centre’

By Pervez Hoodbhoy In another country naming or renaming a university's physics centre or department would be considered utterly unremarkable. But here in Pakistan - if the name is that of Abdus Salam (1926-1996, physics...

Good and bad aspects of CPEC

By Manzoor Ahmed While Pakistani and Chinese leaders are leaving no stone unturned to project the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a panacea for all ills, especially for Pakistan, there is a growing murmur of...

Honour killing: Barbarism against women

By Afsheen Jahan The real failure of the Pakistani society is not in its failure to counter terrorists, provide basic necessities for its citizens, become an inclusive society as its founding fathers had envisioned but...

Aspersions on elections: Fair or engineered?

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan Pakistan nowadays is in grip of election fever. Election Commission has announced that all necessary arrangements have been made and the Commission is ready to hold the exercise at the given...

What is going on in KPK, FATA?

By Rehman Malik Whatever going on in KPK and FATA is an issue to debate to search amicable solution. In this regard, I held a press conference on 23rd August 2017 wherein I had stated...