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Madrassas

A Child Raped, Madrassas, Mullah & Government: Who is Responsible?

One can have his feet swept from the floor in utter shock and disquietude when he hears that yet another innocent young soul has...
IMF

IMF’s End-of-Mission Statement and Ground Realities

To initiate discussions on the second review of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) programme, a mission of International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Pakistan during...
Azerbaijan

Youth & Reforms: Highlights of Azerbaijan’s Snap Elections 2020

There are some fine new things trending in world politics; Reforms and youth. And I witnessed both these things in Azerbaijan’s political scene when...
Economic

Pakistan’s Economic policy requires drastic reforms

No doubt, the current account deficit has tremendously narrowed down at the back of a drastic decline in imports. That allows built-up of reserves...
Pakistan

Is Pakistan a competent nation?

When it comes to short term personal interests, perhaps we are the smartest people that ever stepped on the earth. Unfortunately for long term...
Imran Khan

Imran Khan’s Five Biggest Enemies! – Maleeha Hashmey

"One can't wage war under present conditions without the support of the public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms...
biological

Biological Warfare: The most lethal way of fighting

Coronavirus has sent chills down the spine of the populace across the globe. It is the most lethal forum of virus which, despite untiring...
Bhutto

Bhutto was born to be ‘hanged’

Sir Maurice James the British High Commissioner to Pakistan from 1962 to 1965 had this to say about Bhutto: "Bhutto certainly had the right qualities...
Erdogan

Turkey’s battles on multiple fronts in risky regional power struggle

The optics seem evident: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is at odds with just about everybody. Mr. Erdogan is on opposite sides of Russia in...
Economy

What Ails Pakistan’s Economy – A Way forward

Pakistan economy has most of the time been at the brink of collapse and was repeatedly bailed out by world financial institutions. Whenever the...
Globalization

Brexit to Coronavirus: Globalisation is on retreat?

With the rise of nationalism owing to the catapulting of Trumpian types to the highest echelons of power, this part of the twenty-first century...
mismanagement

Misuse and mismanagement of State resources

I was always impressed by the austerity of our parents' generation in general. Resources of the state, in particular, were handled even more prudently....
Gwadar

Gwadar, security & inclusive development

The journey from the exit out of the Gwadar Airport to the narrow passage through the old town – barely half a kilometre stretch...
PTV

PTV Becoming Redundant, Losing its Glorious Past

Growing up in the Pakistan of 1980s, a time before Cartoon Network and HBO, one of my fondest childhood memories is Maa’a waking me...
Kashmir

Kashmir: A way forward

Iltija Mufti daughter of former Chief Minister of J&K Mehbooba Mufti appeared on a NDTV program (https://www.ndtv.com/video/news/the-big-fight/omar-abdullah-mehbooba-mufti-slapped-with-psa-violation-of-democracy-or-essential-for-normalcy-540116?livevideo-top-shows ) where she tried to give an...
Public hanging

Public hanging: Certainty not the severity of punishment matters

Resolution passed by National Assembly on Friday, calling for the public hanging of convicted child killers and rapists, has created quite a stir. The...
Dignity

Dissection of the idea of “Public Executions” and “Dignity”

Having seen the continuous surge in the shocking, ghastly, and dreadful cases of child abuse in Pakistan, the Members of the National Assembly left...
Iraq

US uneasy as Iraq gets new prime minister

In happier times, Washington and Tehran might well have zeroed in on Mohammed Tawfik Allawi as their consensus candidate for the post of Iraq’s...
Syria

Russia strongly rejects Turkish position on Syria

The Russian reaction to Turkey’s latest military moves in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib has appeared in the form of a lengthy interview...
foreign policy

Is “neutrality” an option for Pakistan’s foreign and security policy?

The speeding process of globalization and the visible shift of economic and political momentum towards (Eur)Asia because of China and its BRI project necessitates...
Political

Complex Kaleidoscope of Pakistan’s political theatre

Political system remained under stress from Peshawar to Karachi. It seems as if outgoing Chief Justice, Asif Saeed Khosa, had fired a “silver bullet”...
Balakot

Assessment of India’s Balakot raid, aftermath & future implications

Indian strategic community – influenced by actions of Israel and the United States in the Middle East - has been debating how to establish...
ecological

Humanity in the face of an ecological apocalypse

Sir Francis Bacon was a staunch critic of scientific method development but being a philosophical-scientific giant, atheists are gung-ho to recruit him as a...
soldier

Across the River Lives the Family & the Enemy: Tale of a Soldier

The soldier was looking through his bunker across the river. Usually, it was a fixed gaze on the enemy soldiers but that day was...
India

Approaching Apocalypse under watch of “Divider-in-Chief” of India

The first Hindutva genocide of Muslims took place in 2002. Since then there is occasional splurt in violence. What happened under Governor Jagmohan in...
Defence

India’s S-400 Air Defence and balance of power in South Asia

The long-range, highly mobile Russian S-400 Triumf Air Defence surface-to-air missile, known as S-21 Growler in the West, is a formidable weapon. Primarily developed...
Pakistan

Pakistan Sailing in Choppy Waters

After 9/11, the US in league with NATO, Israel and India initiated global war on terror under the pretext of making the world safe,...
Economic

Pakistan’s economic policy for the 2020s

‘... In succession Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended, Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place, Is an open field, or a...
PM Imran Khan

PM Imran Khan unleashes a dream: First CPEC SEZ takes off!

During his second visit to China in October 2019, PM Imran Khan had declared that CPEC phase-2 was the next big game and it...
FIEDMC

FIEDMC: Flag carrier of public-private partnership in Pakistan

The successful ground-breaking of the Allama Iqbal Industrial City (AIIC), Pakistan’s first CPEC linked Special Economic Zone (SEZ), in the first week of January...

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Universe brought me to Pakistan & Pakistanis guided me to Islam: Rosie Gabrielle

Canadian solo traveler, Rosie Gabrielle, embraced Islam following her long stay in Pakistan last year. Gabrielle posted her image in a white gown and...

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