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Can Mifta’s optimism avoid another IMF program?

News Analysis | Federal Finance Minister, Miftah Ismail, has admitted that if Pakistan failed to hit the bold targets laid out in the much-talked-about 2018-19...

Afghan Taliban announce fresh offensive in apparent snub to peace efforts

AFP | The Taliban launched their annual spring offensive on Wednesday, in an apparent rejection of calls for the militants to take up the Afghan...

Pakistan builds case for full membership of NSG

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | As Pakistan builds a case for full membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the country is endeavoring to improve...

India, Pakistan agree to repatriate prisoners above 70 years of age

News Analysis | On March 7, 2018 Pakistan’s Defense Minister, Khawaja Asif approved the humanitarian proposal to release civilian prisoners incarcerated in both countries: India...

The real reasons why Pakistan was put on the FATF ‘grey...

Junaid Ali Malik | The modern-day states are more concerned about their individual interests. United States of America claims to be the real champion of...

Afghanistan: The growing ethnic tension has its roots in history

Ishaq Ali | The government’s decision to issue computerized ID cards and mentioning the nationality as “Afghan” on the cards fueled a new political and...

US recognition that aid suspension to Pakistan will not Pay off

News Analysis | On February 8, the US State Department informed Congress that the Trump administration’s decision to suspend its security assistance to Pakistan had...

US suspends economic aid to Pakistan

News Analysis | On February 6, 2018 the US House of Representatives joined the Senate to end economic aid to Pakistan through a bill which...

Chinese Ambassador: Baloch militants are “not true Pakistanis” if they work...

News Analysis | The Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing, while giving an exclusive interview to BBC Urdu on 2nd February, claimed that the Baloch...

Supreme Court sets ten-day deadline to capture SSP Rao Anwar

News Analysis | The Supreme Court of Pakistan has today ordered all-state institutions including intelligence agencies to facilitate the Sindh Police in tracking down the...

Acid attacks continue to destroy lives

Mominah Zahid | On January 31st 2018, a man in Malakand threw acid on his second wife and his daughter as a family feud erupted...

Asma murder: SC hears suo moto case as family members claim...

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) will hear the suo moto case of Asma Rani’s murder today. The suo moto notice of the killing...

Is the Ayatollah serious about Islamic Revolutionary Guard divestments?

Andrew Korybko | The Ayatollah ordered the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the country’s conventional military forces to divest their holdings in the economy....

Kulbhushan pops up as India-Pakistan spar at the UN

News Analysis | At a high-level Security Council meeting, Pakistan has raised the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the RAW officer apprehended by Pakistan on its...

Kabul can’t survive without US assistance: Ghani

News Analysis | “Kabul cannot survive without US military and financial assistance”. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confessed that the Afghan national army wouldn’t survive 6...

Over 20 million Yemenis in need of aid: UN

AFP | More than three-quarters of Yemenis are now in need of humanitarian aid as the war between rebels and the Saudi-backed government nears its...

We shall continue our fight against terrorism even without US aid:...

News Analysis | In an attempt to ease tensions between US and Pakistan, Commander US Central Command (Centcom) General Joseph L Votel made a telephone call...

Trump’s Pakistan crisis presents opportunity for Putin

Shahid Raza | Sitrep The first thing the Republican US President Donald Trump did to start his new year was to open a cannon of...

US freezing aid will have little impact on Pakistan

AFP | Washington's freeze on billions in military assistance to Pakistan will have limited impact, thanks to its friendship with China and diminishing importance of...

Chief Minister Baluchistan resigns

News Analysis | Sanaullah Zehri finally succumbed to opposition pressure today and resigned from his position as the Chief Minister of Baluchistan. He presented his...

Efficient border management the key to diminish Pak-US trust deficit

Junaid Ali Malik | It seems quite appalling when America blames Pakistan to be an enemy instead of a trusted ally. Isn’t it? Our law...

PM fails to pacify Baluchistan lawmakers

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited Quetta on Monday, in an effort to appease the dissident lawmakers of Baluchistan. The visit bore...

Abbasi tells US they are wrong

News Analysis | Pakistan pledged to continue its effort for peace and stability in the region despite US’s suspension of security assistance. Foreign Office (FO)...

Trump could freeze $2bn of Pakistan aid over militant havens

AFP | President Donald Trump's freeze on aid to Pakistan could be worth almost two billion dollars, a senior US administration official said on Friday...

Imran Khan urges Pakistan to reject aid and focus on trade

News Analysis | During a press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan urged the nation to reject aid and focus on trade....

Ex-senator’s claims against Pakistan highlight US hypocrisy

Jamal Hussain | Larry Pressler, the former three time US senator from South Dakota was in the news recently, painting nuclear Pakistan as a threat...

Maleeha Lodhi fires back at American UN ambassador’s hostile remarks

News Analysis | Maleeha Lodhi took a firm stance against the contentious remarks made by Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations by...

US promises more action against Pakistan

News Analysis | The White House on Tuesday afternoon announced that further action would be taken against Pakistan. This was announced by US Press Secretary...

What’s behind the Sharifs’ trip to Saudi?

News Desk | Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif left for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in the midst of corruption allegations and political turmoil. He is...

US-Pakistan military alliances: Lessons for USA

Jamal Hussain | Introduction The history of Pakistan – USA military alliances goes back to 1954 when as a member of CENTO and SEATO Pakistan became...

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