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governance

Crisis of Governance in Pakistan

Opinion | There is a crisis of governance in Pakistan. And PTI should not shy away from accepting their responsibility in creating, and then perpetuating,...
Pakistan

Pakistan Pavilion at Davos: Making a case for Pakistan

Opinion | Organized since its inception in 1970 the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting at Davos brings together world leaders of government, economy, technology,...
election

Moving towards credible elections

The son of Bhera, Sikandar Sultan Raja, has been tasked to ensure the next credible election in the land of the pure. In the...
Shahbaz Sharif

Is Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif in the making?

“The more things change the more they stay the same." Let’s recall some powerful assertions which attempted to define or re-define our filthy political...
Muslim

China and India place risky bets on Muslim acquiescence to anti-Muslim policies

Last month’s Islamic summit in Malaysia failed to challenge with a bang Saudi influence in the Islamic world and Muslim silence about repression of...
democracy

Weak democracy weak state

Opinion | ‘No government is the best government’ these were the words of President Ronald Reagan. As a student in the eighties such statements were...
Iran

Iran at the crossroads: Internal challenges vs. Regional ambitions

Opinion | It seems as if the Middle East has been in a constant state of war and uncertainty since forever. There are multiple conflicts,...
consumer

Why we need to stop blaming the “Consumers”?

Opinion | Today we are living in a crucial period of human history. It's a time of crisis. Global environmental changes caused by human economic...
China

Trump, the deal maker, blinks before China

Opinion | The signing ceremony of the China-US phase-one economic and trade agreement at the East Room of the White House in Washington on Jan....
Iran

US-Iran Conflict: European countries bet on who flinch first

Opinion | Two sets of US government cables suggest that Iran hawks in and outside the Trump administration appear to have the upper hand as...
India

Arrest of DSP Davinder Singh, India initiated terror

Opinion | PM Narendra Modi’s Achilles heel was that he did not delegate his power, so did Amit Shah. To kill in encounter the order...
Air Defence

Impact of S-400 Air Defence SAM Induction in India on the PAF

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...
tourism

Guidelines to improve Tourism framework in Pakistan!

Opinion | In my last article, the key successes of the tourism industry in 2019 were highlighted. The year 2019 made great progress in developing...
Taiwan

Taiwan added to the list of US weapons against China  

Opinion | Anti-Chinese incumbent President Tsai Ing-Wen’s re-election is the fallout of increasing strategic rivalry between China and the US. It comes on the heels...
Madrassas

Mainstreaming Madrassas in Pakistan: Imran Khan’s trial by fire

Opinion | Madrassas in Pakistan have remained one of the core organs employed in the conservation of religious knowledge while working to generate spiritual leadership....
Hyderabad

Hyderabad: A city where history revealed stories

Opinion | Long to investigate something more than we might suspect yet don't have the foggiest idea what to investigate, drive to the city of...
Iran

Iran Vs. America: How there was never going to be a war

Once Mario Cuomo said, “You campaign in poetry but you govern in prose”. Recently, Iran shot down a Ukrainian airplane with a missile in...
Iran

US restricts its support for Regime change in Iran: What happened?

Opinion | An Iran hawk who advocated killing general Qasem Soleimani, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has ordered his diplomats to limit contacts with...
Iran

To end Pain & Suffering of its people; Iran will have to CHANGE

Opinion | The Iranian missile that brought down a Ukranian passenger aircraft and killed 176 people will have far-reaching implications for the regime in Tehran,...
China

China vs West: A Race to Grab the Power Throne

Opinion | Own the nation, the rest will fall into place. Chairman Mao Tse Tung was arguably one of the most outstanding leaders of the...
power

US-Iran standoff has further exposed limitations of US Power?

Opinion | Ongoing Iran and the United States saga has been a revealing insight into contemporary world politics. It has exposed the latent interests of...
Taliban

Taliban has key for Peace: Door can be of “Negotiation” or “Violence”

Opinion | Afghan - US negotiating sides indicated agreement for peace deal but the abrupt cancellation of talks captures the complexity of peace-making efforts in...
elections

Bar Associations’ Elections: Arousing from slumber

Each year the initial days of January are fixed for the local Bar Associations’ elections. More or less: slogans and banners, heated campaigns and...
Iran

Masters of “False Surgical Strikes”: India & Iran

Who said this: “No matter how skillful you are, you cannot invent a product advantage which doesn’t exist. And if you do, and it’s...
Qassem

Gen. Qasem Soleimani: Master of Covert Operations

The assassination of any General can hurt any army but General Qasem is a loss more than that. He wasn’t known to many people,...
scandal

1MDB: Corruption scandal with capacity to ruin Malaysian ties with Gulf

Opinion | Disclosures of taped phone calls between embattled former prime minister Najib Razak and a person believed to be United Arab Emirate crown prince Mohammed...
Pakistan

Pakistan’s foreign policy in tough spot: Who to choose, Iran or US?

Opinion | The United States reacted firmly after the killing of an American contractor on an Iraqi military base and the siege of its embassy in Baghdad....
Iran

Trump’s irresponsible actions can destabilise whole Middle East?

Opinion | The assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani on January 3 has set in motion a series of horrifying scenarios. The staggering scale of the...
Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan at melting point: Will new President bring Peace?

Opinion | After a long delay, the preliminary results of Afghanistan’s presidential election were announced late last year, and President Ashraf Ghani was re-elected president...
Election

An “App” that can revolutionize Voting & Elections in Pakistan

Opinion | Every country around the globe has something in common that stems from the very common of nations. In this case, its political parties...

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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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