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Ahsan Iqbal warns US against unilateral action on Pakistani soil

News Analysis | Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal warned the US against any unilateral action on its soil while giving an interview to CNN on Tuesday...

CPEC contribution to cross $100 billion in the next 12 years

News Analysis | On 9th February 2018, the Executive Director to Center of Excellence (COE) for CPEC Dr. Shahid Rashid told journalists in a press...

Is Nawaz really a threat to democracy?

News Analysis | Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders have accused ousted Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif of attempting to derail democracy. PPP senior leaders criticized...

Ahsan Iqbal and Chaudhry Nisar clash over visa policy

News Analysis | The issues of a liberal visa policy and the status of International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) were discussed in the National Assembly (NA)...

Ahsan Iqbal promises to reveal full CPEC plan on 18th December

News Analysis | Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal, has announced that the long-term plan (LTP) for the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC) that was...

Accountability court adjourns reference hearing till 4th December!

News Analysis | On Tuesday, an accountability court adjourned the hearing of the graft references against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter, Maryam Nawaz...

Faizabad crackdown casues divisions in PML-N

News Analysis | The recently concluded Faizabad crisis has unleashed a battle of words among many PML-N members including ministers. The recent crisis seems to...

IHC lambastes Ahsan Iqbal and Army Chief for their role in...

News Analysis | Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday lashed out at the federal government as well as the Army for mishandling the sit-in at...

Army ready to assist in Islamabad Operation, seeks clarification on important...

News Analysis | The Pakistan Army on Sunday sought clarifications on a few aspects, should it be asked to lend support to the operation in...

Dharna Crisis: Mystery surrounds government actions

News Analysis | Islamabad- As of now Islamabad Police and FC contingents have pushed back and the protesters of "Tehrik-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah" (TLYR) have...

Final Warning: “Disperse by 12 o’clock tonight” ICT admin orders protestors

News Analysis | Islamabad Capital Administration issued a ‘final warning’ to protesters camped out at the Faizabad Interchange to disperse on Friday. They have threatened...

IHC issues show-cause notice to Ahsan Iqbal

News Analysis | Islamabad High Court has issued a show cause notice to Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal with regards to the government’s failure to enforce...

Zahid Hamid under mounting pressure after protesters refuse to budge

GVS Analysis | Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan’s Interior Minister, along with Minister of State for Religious Affairs Pir Aminul Hasnat addressed a press conference, on Sunday...

Will the Islamabad sit-in end peacefully?

News Analysis | The Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal, gave the final warning to the protestors in Islamabad to disperse on Friday night. The Islamabad High...

Khawaja Saad rejects ‘Minus Nawaz’ formula as PMN-L decides future plan

News Analysis | PML-N leader Khwaja Saad Rafique dismissed the notions of a “Minus Nawaz” formula in the coming times. His statements come at the...

Is Shahbaz Sharif diverting public attention from divisions within PML-N?

News Analysis | Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif said that the country knows who steal millions from the people, but nobody questions them. “Corruption has ruined...

Nisar’s statements point to possible tensions within PML(N)

News Analysis | Prominent PML-N politician Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Tuesday that his party wanted the next general elections to be held on...

Constitutional Amendment Bill for fresh delimitations: from government’s actions to the...

News Analysis | The government in Pakistan has decided to reallocate seats in the National and provincial assemblies after receiving the provisional results of the...

COAS’ concerns addressed: 29 cases sent to military courts

News Analysis | The federal cabinet sent 29 terrorism-related cases to the military courts, making it the first batch of cases to be sent after...

Imran Khan readying for a blitzkreig?

GVS Analysis | Imran Khan has, in recent days, been holding rallies with increasing frequency. Since 8th Oct the PTI chief has travelled across the...

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif?

News Analysis | The Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) has decided to field the incumbent Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif as the candidate for the premiership...

Pakistan trying to crack a fresh helicopter deal with the US!

News analysis| Pakistan is trying to crack a new deal to reacquire an unspecified number of helicopters to carry out anti-narcotics operations in FATA and Balochistan....

2018 elections getting closer: Government announces need to monitor social media!

News Analysis | Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday announced plans to devise a monitoring and evaluation framework of social media activities inside Pakistan, just...

Islamabad draws red lines: No political role for India in Afghanistan!

News Analysis | Pakistan has categorically told the United States that its cooperation on Afghanistan is strictly contingent upon how Washington limits Indian role in...

Ahsan Iqbal takes a U-turn: Says democracy is not under threat...

News Analysis | Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, after being the fulcrum of the exchange of words between the civilian and military leadership in the past...

Talal vs Iqbal – who is right on Pakistan’s economy?

News Analysis | Talal Chaudhary on Friday lamented the deteriorating situation of the economy and professed that worsening position of the economy is due to...

Ahsan Iqbal’s beef with the military escalates

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal issued a statement on Friday condemning DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor’s comments on the state of Pakistan’s economy. “DG ISPR...

“Darism”: Pakistan’s new moral code?

Muhammad Azam | Ishaq Dar, Pakistan's Finance Minister, indicted by a court for corruption, finds himself increasingly alienated on national and international stage. He can...

Ahsan Iqbal regrets Safdar’s hate speech but will the PML-N take...

News Analysis | Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal has expressed his indignation at the hate speech delivered by PML-N's lawmaker, Captain Safdar in the National Assembly...

Pakistan asks US not to see CPEC from the Indian lens

News Analysis | Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has stressed upon the US to stop looking at the China-Pakistan-Economic-Corridor (CPEC) from India's perspective, for it is...

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