Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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...

Terrorists strike again

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan Recent terrorist attack targeting Peshawar Agriculture University had reasons to cause serious concerns among the members of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly. Days before the third anniversary of APS massacre of December...

Faizabad ‘dharna’: Govt surrenders to military

By Ashraf Jehangir Qazi The Nov 26, 2017, six-point agreement between the Faizabad protesters and the government/military was a major setback for the reputation and image of Pakistan. There are still unanswered questions. Was it...

Pakistan eyes lead role in IMCTC

By Dr. Simbal Khan Pakistan has high hopes for the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) and has laid out plans to play a key role in the alliance, despite fears that it may cause...

Challenge before Rahul Gandhi as Congress President

By Kuldip Nayar Political parties all over the world have come to be closed shops. What is known as the 'High Command' usually dictates who will be installed as the President. Rahul Gandhi has been...