Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Crucial moments in Pak-Saudi Arabia ties

By Umar Karim With Pakistan led by a new prime minister in Imran Khan and a party in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf that has never been in power before, many nations have become inquisitive about the foreign...

Imran’s Saudi visit: Give him time to show he ‘Khan’

By Faisal J. Abbas The strength of the strategic Saudi-Pakistani relationship was illustrated by the overwhelmingly warm reception Prime Minister Imran Khan received at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Wednesday. Yes, a Pakistani premier choosing...

The challenges of governance and democracy in Pakistan

By Dr. Hasan Askari Rizvi The July 2018 general election and installation of the newly elected federal and provincial governments in August boosted the prospects of democracy in Pakistan. This was the fourth general election...

Obstacles beside Taliban-US talks for Afghan peace

By Zahid Hussain The Taliban has indicated that it is willing to hold another round of negotiations with the US, raising hopes of peace talks getting off the ground. In a significant development in July,...

The Pakistani champion of Ibn Arabi

By Akbar Ahmed In the city of Islamabad, dominated by dull bureaucrats and ambitious politicians, live many unsung heroes of the land. One such hero is the scholar-activist Dr. Ayesha Leghari, the champion of...

Power seeking Pakistani clerics and politicians

By Pervez Hoodbhoy IT’S always been easy for power-seeking Pakistani clerics and politicians to set our simple-minded religious masses on fire. But, as Prime Minister Imran Khan just discovered, jumping on to a man-eating tiger’s...

UNRWA needs support amidst US assault on refugees

By Gordon Brown The decision by US President Donald Trump’s administration to stop funding the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has politicized humanitarian aid, threatens to...

Time for Pakistan to choose true allies

By Dr. Vaqar Ahmed The new Pakistani government faces a fast-evolving political situation in the region. The sudden rise in attacks inside Afghanistan has again triggered a blame game between the two neighbors. Meanwhile, there...

Bureaucracy – main hurdle in reforms

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan Change, change and change. This is the slogan that elevated a crickter turned politician and now a prime minister. But, in fact, change depends on change in attitude of bureaucracy. At...

‘Zakota Jinns’ in Pakistan

By Dr Ghayur Ayub This term was tossed by a well-known journalist and anchor person Rauf Klasra for the bureaucrats of Pakistan. I agree with him but not all bureaucrats are Zakota Jinns. Clear...