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Why is Chabahar Port no match for Gwadar?

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | India launched a new conduit for trade with Afghanistan when it shipped 1.1 million tons of wheat to Afghanistan from...

Chabahar Port: ‘Kiss of death for Gwadar’

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | India, Iran, and Afghanistan have been laboring to establish a new transit route. The new transit route would link Afghanistan and...

‘No More’: PM Khan gives befitting reply to Trump’s tirade

News Desk | PM Imran Khan on Monday, while responding to Donald Trump’s statement has reminded US president of suffering Pakistan bore due to America’s...

US soldier killed in action in Afghanistan

AFP | A US soldier was killed in action in Afghanistan on Thursday, NATO said, marking the seventh American service member to die in the...

With new government in Islamabad, optimism resonates in Afghanistan

News Desk | The speakers at a moot were convinced that the revival of US-Pakistan high-level contacts and the consensus on the Afghanistan Pakistan Action...

China denies opening a military base in Afghanistan but the idea...

News Analysis | A Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post reported that China is planning to establish a military base in the Wakhan corridor,...

Indian among 3 foreigners killed in Afghanistan

News Analysis | Three foreign nationals working for French catering company Sodexo were abducted and killed in Kabul on Thursday, deepening concerns about security of...

Pakistan cement industry earns US$222.84m at Financial Year End

News Analysis | Pakistan cement industry observed a positive growth of 0.9 per cent and a contraction of -6.3 per cent in terms of quantity...

Pakistan’s Educational Assistance to Afghans

Taimur Khan | Reciprocity is a key norm in international relations whereby a state's behaviour is considered symmetrical in response to that adopted by another...

Afghan anti-corruption efforts struggle US watchdog

AFP | Afghanistan's security forces are failing to increase control in the war-torn country and Kabul remains apathetic to clamping down on rampant corruption, a...

In Italy’s Conte, Trump sees a like-minded European

AFP | US President Donald Trump receives Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday, welcoming to the White House a European populist with like-minded views...

PM in-waiting IK’s victory speech and the promises he made

News Analysis | The Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan addressed the Nation, in what can be dubbed as his victory...

Cast your vote for ‘Naya Pakistan’

Saad Rasool | This week, on the 25th of July, 2018, the ‘tired, poor, and huddled masses’ of our nation, yearning to breathe free, will...

Islamabad nominated to conduct arbitration in US-Afghanistan table talk

News Analysis | Following an explosion in Northern Afghanistan killing 14 civilians on 19th July 2018, the United States’ General Joseph Votel highlighted his interest...

U.S defense and state secretary will travel to India in September

News Analysis | US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and Defense secretary Jim Mattis will travel to India in September for high-level talks with Indian...

Transformation in global politics

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The transformation in the global politics entailing strategic realignment at the regional and global levels has been ensuing new challenges...

Manifold challenges lie ahead after FATA merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa –...

Rustam Shah Mohmand | At long last Pakistan’s tribal areas have finally been incorporated as an integral part of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The area...

Paving roads for 5G internet in Pakistan’s digital landscape

News Desk | GVS: Did you know much about technology before becoming the Minister of State for IT? I have actually spent more than 20...

Taliban launch attacks as Afghan government ceasefire starts

AFP | Taliban fighters killed a governor and took control of his district as clashes broke out across Afghanistan despite the start of a government...

Taliban launch attacks as Afghan government ceasefire starts

AFP | Taliban fighters killed a governor and took control of his district as clashes broke out across Afghanistan despite the start of a government...

Afghanistan announces ceasefire with Taliban for Eid

AFP | Afghanistan announced Thursday an apparently unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though operations against other groups...

Afghan Police say they haven’t been paid since March

News Analysis | Afghanistan has particularly been a hard terrain for foreign forces as well as for the embryonic Afghan security forces for years. There...

Pakistan military hits back at criticism as elections loom

AFP | Pakistan's military hit back at mounting criticism of its long campaign against militancy and stressed its support for upcoming elections in a major...

Six dead after militants attack Pakistan border posts

AFP | Six militants have been killed after a thwarted attack on Pakistan army posts along the country's border with Afghanistan, the military said Sunday. Five...

Rare silk Quran helps preserve Afghanistan’s cultural heritage

AFP | One of the only Qurans ever made from silk fabric has been completed in Afghanistan -- a feat its creators hope will help...

Pacific, Indian Ocean and Asia

IKRAM SEHGAL | Pakistan was founded in 1947 at a time when nobody was thinking about globalization even though the just finished WW II suggested...

Cross Border Incursions and Afghanistan’s Audacity

Taimur Khan | "Security officials warn Pakistan against cross-border incursions" was the title of a news article that appeared on the website of Afghanistan's Tolo...

A journey back into Pakistan’s convoluted history

Asif Haroon Raja | Pakistan’s years of infancy The establishment of Pakistan, on August 14, 1947, was the result of the democratic struggle of Indian Muslims...

India leads Internet shutdowns in South Asia

News analysis | People in South Asian countries experienced at least 97 instances of Internet shutdown, a barometer on freedom of press and expression, between...

The Game-Changers

Ikram Sehgal | With US President Trump scrapping the Iran nuclear deal and re-imposing sanctions, the possibility of conflict in the region has increased dramatically....

Chief Justice constitutes another judicial commission, this time for APS victims

News Analysis | The top judge directed Yahya Afridi, the Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court, to form the judicial commission comprising three judges, and...

‘Bloody Gina’, the new CIA chief, will obey her moral compass,...

News Analysis | Answering to US Senator Mark R. Warner’s question to define her moral code as far as CIA’s notorious interrogation techniques are concerned,...

Afghanistan to host Bangladesh T20 series in India

AFP | Afghanistan will host Bangladesh for three Twenty20 internationals in India next month, the country's cricket board chief said. The Afghanistan cricket team, which has...

Jinnah’s dream of South Asia is only possible when India joins...

Sudheendra Kulkarni | The problem with both India and Pakistan, which is also a major source of the unending hostility between our two countries, is...

Indian engineers abducted in Afghanistan as New Delhi’s footprint in Afghanistan...

News Analysis | Seven Indian engineers of an RPG group company working in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province were abducted on Sunday by Taliban gunmen who...

Pakistan & Afghanistan are on road to peace but it’s bumpy

News Analysis | Pakistan’s Western neighbor, Afghanistan has been in constant, never-ending war from as early as the 1980s to this day with sporadic patches...

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