Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The ‘twin surrender’ at Faizabad

By Manzoor Ahmed Ashraf Jehangir Qazi was Pakistan's High Commissioner to India during the most difficult times when the two neighbours were engaged in a conflict in Kargil. Despite numerous adversities, the soft-spoken, pleasant, level-headed...

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...

Caught sleeping again!

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan In my op-ed here (December 15 last captioned "Terrorists strike again") my warning was a wakeup call for the law-enforcing authorities to alert them to take all possible measures to protect...

Mainstreaming jihad: military’s ambivalent attitude

By Pervez Hoodbhoy For three decades Pakistan's military establishment has stoutly denied supporting violent religious groups irrespective of whether a group's target lay across national borders or, instead, its goal was to achieve specific political...

Linking Kashmir to Palestine – a smart move

By Miranda Husain The Pakistan Army chief played a strategic hand when he linked Palestine to Kashmir. That it came in the wake of reports of the US warning Islamabad to "play safe" in the...

New US embassy in London a crystalline ‘sugar cube’

By William Booth At $1 billion, it is the most expensive embassy ever constructed. But its designers say the new American chancery on the Thames River marks a paradigm shift: The U.S. Embassy here will...

Nation book review

Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity Prominent intellectual Akbar Ahmed (The Thistle and the Drone), Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, turns his eyes to Europe in this sweeping ethnographic exploration...

Ramifications of replacing Yuan to US dollar

By Manzoor Ahmed The latest report from Islamabad hints that Pakistan Government will allow Chinese currency Yuan to replace from US dollar in some areas particularly in Gwadar. If there was ever a clearer signal...

Rabid religious factor in Pak politics

By Ghyasuddin Abdali The outgoing year, 2017, saw developments that don't bode well for the future of democracy in Pakistan as the forces known as liberal now bent upon to seek refuge under religious and...

A temple in mosque – symbol of peace

By Saif Tahir RAWALPINDI: The abode of the army and the epicentre of the country's power, is a city that has endured sectarianism and communal violence. Yet, it has maintained a symbol of peace in...