Rustam Shah Mohmand

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Rustam Shah Mohmand is a former interior secretary and a former ambassador. The article originally appeared at Arab News Pakistan Edition and has been republished with the author’s permission.

Imran Khan’s Kabul visit lacked substance

Pakistan’s Prime Minister paid a day long visit-- his first as Prime Minister-- to Kabul on November 19. He held wide ranging talks with...

Quelling Baloch insurgency: How can Iran help?

With Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif in Islamabad for talks on regional issues, one important subject that dominated talks between Islamabad and Tehran has...

Op-ed: TTP now making last-ditch efforts to stay relevant

There has been a spike in the number of attacks on security forces operating in the now merged areas of Waziristan — former tribal...

Despite tremendous favours, Afghans find it hard to trust Pakistan. Here’s why!

Many Pakistanis wonder why there is such acrimony and deep suspicion among Afghans against them despite so many ‘favours’ to Kabul. After all, Islamabad...

Foreign forces’ withdrawal from Afghanistan is not ‘hasty’

There is a perception that any ‘hasty’ exit of foreign forces from Afghanistan would generate chaos and the country might plunge into a civil...

Op-ed: Analysing Pakistan’s criminal justice system

For how long will the rulers ignore dire warnings of an impending chaos?The ever-rising incidence of crime — particularly those targeting women and children...

Impending threat to intra-Afghan peace talks

The talks between the Taliban and Afghan government have been formally launched in Doha on September 12. Ending the 40-year-long conflict is a dream...

Op-ed: US has assaulted rule of law by sanctioning ICC officials over Afghan war crimes probe

The United States has penalised the International Criminal Court for investigating war crimes in Afghanistan. In a bizarre but not unpredictable move, Washington has...

Op-ed: Pakistan should be cautious of the TTP even as terror group loses relevance in a new Afghanistan

In a significant development, two splinter groups of Tehreek-i–Taliban Pakistan (TTP) — Harkatul Ahrar and Jamatul Ahrar — have decided to rejoin the main...

A rare defeat at the UN reflects a faltering American empire

In a sign of changing times, the United States suffered a humiliating defeat at the UN Security Council. The UNSC rejected a US resolution...

Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relationship has tremendous potential

The remarks by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi earlier this month wherein he described the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) response on the...

The Grand Assembly and release of Taliban prisoners

On August 9, the Council of Afghan Elders (Loya Jirga) approved the release of the 400 remaining Taliban prisoners in custody. The Afghan President...

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