Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Pak politicians must keep a civil tongue

By Dr. Hasan Askari Rizvi A fool-proof method of judging a democratic political system is to examine the discourse and word power of its political leaders -- do they articulately present their point of views...

What Allama Iqbal wanted from us?

By Senator Rehman Malik I feel lucky to have done my B.Sc. from the same college where our great poet and Mohsin-e-Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal had studied. I also had the chance to hear about...

National response is the need of the hour

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan Undeclared censorship of the media or creation of conditions that impose self-stifling restrictions— are not good for democracy Decay and decline have been gnawing the very socio-economic and political fabric of our...

Don’t listen and surrender to mob rule

By Pervez Hoodbhoy AN inflammatory video filmed just after the Aasia Bibi verdict has received well over five million views. Therein you can watch the TLP leadership calling for the murder of the three Supreme...

Pakistanis seeking asylum in Italy

By Rafia Zakaria On November 3, 2018 a group of about 81 Pakistanis disembarked from an illegal vessel on the shores of the town of Salento in the southern part of Italy. The Pakistanis, like...

The importance of Gilgit Baltistan

By Masud Ahmad Khan Gilgit Baltistan covers an area of 27188 square miles (72000 square kilometres) and population is approximately 1.5 million. Gilgit-Baltistan comprises three divisions namely Chilas, Gilgit and Baltistan and further divided into...

Role of Pak Army in Saudi-Yemen dispute

By Senator Rehman Malik It was mid-2004 when I landed in Aden in connection with signing of an oil contract for our oil company with Aden refinery. I met the CEO of the company over there...

Saudi financing not enough for Pakistan

By Senator Rehman Malik Saudi Arabia is like our elder brother and has always helped Pakistan in difficult times. The recent aid by Saudi Arabia on the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan is indeed...

Pakistan’s Guy Fawkes Night

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan It was Guy Fawkes night in the year 1996 when sporadic fireworks were noticed on Islamabad’s horizon. Some kids in Halloween make up were doing the rounds celebrating. Sitting in Prime...

Trump’s policies may be out of necessity and not out of choice

By Salman Bashir For most of us, the United States has been the final authority in defining world power. Undoubtedly, the US shaped the politics of the previous century, while ensuring global stability throughout the...