Friday, June 22, 2018

Your prayers are my reward

By Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif Today, I look back at my abruptly terminated first term as your Chief Minister in 1997-1999, followed by over one year in various prisons across Pakistan, until I was 'forced' against...

Implications of Chinese investments in Pakistan

By Manzoor Ahmed The heavy investment in Pakistan by the China is a subject of speculations and predictions within economic circles. The talk that the Bamboo Capitalist, China, is making Pakistan its colony with the...

Muslim plight: China creating a ‘state of zombies’

By Junaid Ansari This is something one has either read in science fiction or seen in sci-fi movies, with dread and awe. But the Chinese are now using techniques of mind control on its factory...

Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk – 7th caretaker prime minister

By Muhammad Zahid Raffat Federal and provincial governments, irrespective of one or the other ruling parties, have either stepped down or in the process of doing so on the completion of their stipulated five...

Count down for polling day started

By Afrasiab Khattak Despite several bad omens, hiccups and uncertainties election season has finally arrived. Electoral machine has started rolling. Election Commission has announced schedule for the general elections of 2018 and count down for...

Dark clouds of uncertainty looming

By Arif Nizami As announced, general elections will be held on July 25. But will they be? There are dark clouds of uncertainty looming over the horizon. Unsurprisingly the Baluchistan government installed only months ago, has...

The river spirit of the Cam

By Akbar Ahmed In the town of Francis Bacon, Isaac Newton, and Stephen Hawking, there dwell strange spirits, and there are strange happenings, that science cannot fully explain. On May 16, Zeenat and I arrived in...

Million dollar question still needs answer

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan In Pakistan, preparations for the general election have practically been started. Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (r) Nasir-ul-Mulk has taken charge of his new task, election date (25th July) has already been...

US sanctions on Iran, impacts on Pakistan

By Senator Rehman Malik Soar relations between US and Iran and its direct or indirect effects on Pakistan are very obvious. The sanctions on Iran by USA will have numerous negative impacts especially on Pakistan...

Ramification of FATA reforms

By Afrasiab Khattak Ultimately the 31st Constitutional Amendment bill, providing for merger of Federally Administered Tribal Area ( FATA ) and Provincially Administered Tribal Area ( PATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has been passed by...