Judge

Videogate Judge’s dismissal: A tale of hypocrisies, conspiracies & contradictions

The administrative committee of Lahore High Court (LHC) has approved the removal from service of Judge Arshad Malik on grounds of misconduct. Malik was...
Southern Punjab

Southern Punjab capital: History Lessons for PTI

Currently there is an ongoing search for the capital city of the new province of Southern Punjab. Multan seems to be the winner. After...
Smart lockdowns

Smart lockdowns in Pakistan: making them smarter

Smart lockdowns are a viable option of active intervention of the government to launch targeted tracking, tracing, testing and quarantine mechanism in coordination with...
Khalilzad visit

Afghan Endgame: Time running out for Kabul government

US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad paid his second visit to Islamabad in less than a month on July 1 and held consultations with Pakistani...
Judge Arshad Malik

Judge Arshad Malik’s misconduct may help reform the judiciary

On Friday, the Administrative Committee of the honourable Lahore High Court—consisting of the seven senior most judges, headed by the Chief Justice—dismissed the infamous...
Emergency now

Declare Emergency now: Is this the only way of salvation for Pakistan

Revising their original estimates within three months, WHO says a “second”, and maybe a “third wave” “is likely”, both the IMF and the US...
Weibo diplomacy

Modi’s Weibo diplomacy’ with Beijing comes to an end!

The common perception among Indian analysts, widely articulated in our media, is that the government’s options to ‘hit back’ at China for whatever has...
Russian-Taliban ties

Russo-Taliban ties: Did the Russians really offer bounty for the Americans?

The New York Times' latest fake news provocation alleging that Russia's military-intelligence agency GRU solicited the Taliban (officially designated as "terrorists" by Moscow) to...
custodians of back door

Guardians of Pakistan’s backdoor politics failed Pakistan!

Politics in the land of the pure has suffered due to backdoor entries. The list is long and painful, from the Chaudhrys of Gujrat...
Baloch Missing Parsons

Debunking the female voice behind Baloch missing persons

For the past few days, a plethora of videos and images of certain Baloch women have taken social media by storm. These women can...
BLA attack

In the aftermath of PSX attack, follow this path to neutralise BLA

The killing of eight people in the militant attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in Karachi on Monday has sent shock waves around...
West Bank annexation

West Bank annexation and its ramifications for Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to annex parts of West Bank and the Jordan Valley into Israel starting July 1. His plan to...
PSX attack

How BLA’s attack on PSX is scarier than it looks

With apologies to Ian Fleming for paraphrasing the title, terrorism is back again in Karachi. The attack by the banned BLA at the PSX...
troop withdrawal Afghanistan

US in desperate need of Pakistan as leaks reveal Russian Intelligence paying cheques to...

As expected, the controversy over Russia’s alleged bounties for killing American and NATO troops in Afghanistan is steadily snowballing. The New York Times has...
public service reforms

Public Service in Pakistan: A Reform Agenda

In 1871, President Ulysses S. Grant of USA appointed Dorman B. Eaton as the chair of the first Civil Service Commission, who later went...
MBS KSA

MBS keen on stewarding KSA economy despite setbacks

When Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan announced austerity measures in May, including an $8 billion USD cut back on spending on Vision 2030 —...
Trade deal

While Chinese & Trump’s interests may align, Pompeo has some other plans

If there is one template on which the Carnegie Endowment of Peace for International Peace, CNN, New York Times, Washington Post can agree with...
Fake news Russia

Hidden strategic objectives of New York Times’ fake news on Russia & Taliban

The New York Times' fake news provocation alleging that Russia solicited the Taliban to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan aims to disrupt the country's...
China India

Why de-escalation with India is in China’s interest?

The year 2020 finally brought an end to the cold-stored rivalry between India and China. The years of brewing tensions had made it inevitable...
deal of the century

What makes Jerusalem so holy & Trump’s deal ludicrous

At the start of the coming week, on July 1, 2020, President Trump’s “deal of the century”, relating to Israel’s annexation of the settlements...
Pakistanis national interest

Can we rise above “Political Interest” to protect Pakistan’s national interest

National interest off-lately has become a bad term, it now sounds like Dr. Goebbel's propaganda - though it should not be. In essence it...
US-Backed decouple

Why India needs China to stop itself from imploding

For all intents and purposes, India seems to have unofficially decided to "decouple" itself from its "fellow" BRICS and SCO "partner" China, but this...
Japan-US alliance

Japan no longer the little brother obeying Washington’s orders?

Regional security in Northeast Asia underwent a jolt on Thursday with the announcement in Tokyo by Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono that Japan would...
Pakistan’s economy

How is federal budget a success story, and not the other way round?

Pakistan’s economy had already been suffering before the COVID-19 outbreak, it was in no imminent danger of a recession. The Current Account Deficit dropped...
India victory UN

Want to solve Kashmir issue? Fix Pakistan’s diplomacy!

Last week, India was elected a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. 192 countries participated in the election and 182 member states...
Misleading the nation

National Assembly: A platform for misleading the nation?

In the recent post-budget debate Khawaja Muhammad Asif, son of Khawaja Muhammad Safdar of Sialkot, stated that Pakistan had not played its role in...
Indo-China Crisis

Indo-China crisis: Russia treading on a dangerous path of satisfying adversaries in the conflict

Nobody should have the false expectation that the virtual Foreign Minister's meeting between the Russian, Chinese, and Indian dignitaries, nor the presence of the...
Charms of RIC

India realizes RIC Meet’s importance: will Russia be able to rescue India?

There is a curious hype among Indian analysts over the Russia-India-China videoconference of foreign ministers taking place today. Even the compulsive detractors of processes...
Nazir Manzil

Dream of a modern metropolis Lahore: A family struggle

June brings memories and emotions as it is the month of my birth. During this period, I usually write about my own journey. Hailing...
Torture India

India in Kashmir: International law invalidates occupation

The scrapping of article 370 and subsequent annexation and illegal occupation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir by India has once again brought...

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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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