Saturday, August 18, 2018

Pakistan’s destiny in democracy

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan A new phase of civilian and democratic set-up is to begin soon for which preparations are offing. As a matter of fact, Pakistan’s destiny rests in democracy and there is less...

Engaging the theological heart of Pakistan

By Akbar Ahmed “For Professor Akbar S Ahmed to be invited at the Council of Islamic Ideology — the heart of what many see as conservative ultra-orthodox interpretations of Islam which are often imposed on...

Benazir Bhutto: Champion of women cause

By Bashir Riaz The Daughter of Pakistan, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto is the star on the horizon of politics that neither fades away nor breaks down. This tribute was given to Shaheed Benazir Bhutto by a...

Shaheed MBB – an unforgettable chapter of history

By Senator Rehman Malik THE credit being first female prime minister of Muslim world obviously goes to Mohatarma Benazir Bhutto. Undoubtedly, she is unforgettable chapter of political history of Pakistan. I happened to see Mohtarma...

An open letter to the Chief Justice on suo-motu notices

By Imtiaz Gul Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan! On June 22, we were on our way to Kabul for an important Track II meeting with Afghan counterparts and officials. Former Defence Secretary General (retd) Asif...

Of ceasefires and conflicts in Afghanistan

By Mustafa Ibrani Khalil The Eid ceasefire announced by the Ashraf Ghani government in early June 2018 followed a few weeks later by the Taliban stating that it would have a ceasefire on the first...

What US is planning for Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Nation special report Relations between Pakistan and the United States look no more trust worthy and the Washington is not ready to abandon its old stand that Pakistan is continuously harbouring militants and Taliban which...

Pakistan’s worsening economic situation

By Waqar Masood Khan The just released eleven-month balance of payments (BOP) data graphically captures the precarious state of our economy. The current account deficit was recorded at nearly $16 billion or 5.5pc of GDP....

Discrediting Pakistan’s election before hold

By Manzoor Ahmed AS the election date (28th July) is coming near, they are being criticized and discredited by its own media and analysts who call it an unprecedented effort at ‘rigging’ and “political engineering.”...

BB – we lost you but didn’t learn lesson!

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan Amidst full preparations for forthcoming elections in Pakistan and abroad, democratic minded people celebrated the 65th birthday of country's first women prime minister Mohatarma Benazir Bhutto and historically the first Muslim...