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Gulf-Israel Accord: The Kings Have No Clothes

In a solemn ceremony at the White House today, President Trump hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of UAE and...
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Op-ed: Understanding the eighteenth amendment

Collectively drafted by the parliament in 2010, following two years of considerations by a parliamentary advisory committee, the eighteenth Amendment essentially redesigned the 1973...
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Is Trump the frenemy of the Islamic world?

In the Republican primaries of the 2016 US presidential elections, Mitt Romney severely castigated Trump, calling him a phony and a fraud. When Trump...
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Tackling rape: Our national habit is to weep after every tragedy

Another rape case, another uproar in the media - but the fact of the matter is that this is not the first case and...
saudi israel

Op-ed: Saudi gestures signal kingdom’s endorsement of Arab rapprochement with Israel

The odds are that Saudi Arabia is not about to formalize relations with Israel. But the kingdom, with its image tarnished by multiple missteps,...
cpec

Op-ed: Impacts of CPEC on Asian region and beyond

The comprehensive development deal between Pakistan and China (CPEC) not only creates strategic and economic connectivity between these two countries but also has the potential...
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China has humiliated India on the Ladakh border by acquiring Indian territory

India was hoping that something positive would come out from the talks between the Foreign Ministers of India and China at Mosco on September...
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Of shattered dreams and life-long trauma: Impact of motorway incident

Motorways are thought to be the best and secure means of communication in changing modern civilizations. With change in world dynamics, motorways have come...
India pakistan

Op-ed: Pakistan India trade situation

I was recently invited to a (webinar) conference organized by the CRRID (Centre for Rural Research and Industrial Development) management, India, to participate on...
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Op-ed: To catch rapists, Pakistanis need to stop blaming and start supporting each other

Reprehensible, deplorable, despicable, extremely repugnant, and totally unforgivable, indefensible, outrageous, and non-compoundable is the offence rape. However detestable it is, it is still an...
Motorway incident

Op-ed: Punjab Police deserves commendation for solving motorway rape case

An unidentified woman was raped in front of her crying children on the motorway this week. She succumbed to the perpetrators to save her...
Khalistan

Op-ed: China might throw weight behind Khalistan movement as India uses Tibetan soldiers in...

There is a general impression that activists advocating for Khalistan (an independent country for Sikhs), are operating mainly from Canada and the UK. However...
trumpism

US elections: Will Trumpism remain in 2021?

Though Democrat Joe Biden is leading in national polls, a brute majority of the Whites, constituting about 70 per cent of the US population,...
css exam

Op-ed: Reforming the CSS exam system

Examiners are overburdened and they cannot cross-check any given fabricated facts and figures. In this way, examiners can be hoodwinked into believing the phony...
China Tibet

China’s programs in Tibet: Mao Zedong’s legacy

Considering its size, prestige and historical value, Tibet is a region within China's frontiers, of a vital nature to Beijing. Tibet in fact has...
trump

Will Trump pardon Snowden and Assange if re-elected?

Speculations about a presidential pardon for the whistleblower Edward Snowden, who leaked National Security Agency’s classified information to the press in 2013, have grown...
Pedophilia

Pedophilia: Pakistan’s very own ticking time bomb

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Nations do not die from invasion; they die from internal rottenness.” Child abuse is a social hornet’s nest, seething ever...
Tenzin

Is BJP presence at SSF leader Tenzin’s funeral an excuse for China to take...

The funeral on September 7 of ‘Special Frontier Force’ (SFF) company leader Nyima Tenzin, martyred in a landmine blast in an operation along the...
Climate change

Op-ed: Climate change cannot be denied

Climate change is a test of humanity, ambitions, and the struggle for existence and a threat to our love of idealism. There's a need...
Climate change

Op-ed: Monsoon disasters just a trailer of climate change storm that lies ahead for...

Despite its trivial contribution, Pakistan will face the direful aftermath of climate change in the wake of its topography and geography. Pakistan - the...
Pulwama investigation

Pulwama investigations: Questions not answered by Indians

On February 14 2019, an explosive-laden vehicle rammed through India’s central reserve police force convoy near Awantipora on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway. Forty CRPF personnel...
safe water

Will ‘Safe Water’ lead Pakistan’s Fight against COVID-19?

This year, millions of people will remain without access to safe water around the globe, and millions will die due to lack of it. In...
invest

A Locked down Economy: Where Can You Invest In The Midst Of A Storm?

The outbreak of the rampant virus bewildered the world. To subdue the spread of the invisible adversary, countries effectuated lockdowns causing the economies to plummet....
Indo-Bangladesh

Indian Foreign Secretary’s sojourn to Dhaka: Resetting Indo-Bangladesh relations

On a mid-monsoon day in the midst of this petrifying pandemic, India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla packed his briefcase and emplaned for Dhaka...
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Graduating in a pandemic

Bewilderment, perplexity and confusion envelop the class of 2020 as it graduates amid the pandemic. Struck by Covid-19; neither they walked on the graduation...
Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s New Friends and Quest to Balance Old Enemies

“A drop of oil is worth a drop of blood of our soldiers”, said the French Statesman Georges Clémenceau. This signifies the importance of...
saudi israel

Palestine ranks high in Arab public opinion

Rare polling of public Arab opinion in Saudi suggests that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may be more sensitive to domestic public opinion on foreign...
Sain Mirchu

Rediscovering Sain Mirchu of Rawalpindi

Sain Mirchu was a wandering Dervish of Rawalpindi in the fifties and early sixties. He operated around Bagh Sardaran and Banni area of the...
Biden-Harris

Biden-Harris ticket: Most diverse ticket in American history?

I am having a huge political debate with a Pakistani American who wants to vote for Trump because he believes that Joe Biden will...
Hinduvta Ideology

Parasitic Hinduvta Ideology, Tearing Secular India Apart

History plays a major role in the promotion of nationalism and patriotism. However, if one’s history shakes the foundation on which its nationalism sustains,...

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Once upon a Virus: Chinese state media makes fun of US

Chinese state media network, has released a video that mocks the United States' coronavirus response. It tries to 'expose' and belittle Trump Administration's claims...

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