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Budget 2018-19: Impervious to economic challenges

Dr. Waqar Masood Khan | The government has announced the budget for the next one year despite the end of their tenure before its implementation....

Punjab Food Authority bans “energy” in energy drinks, while KP bans...

News Analysis | Punjab Food Authority, the province’s most formidable and evidently indiscriminate food watchdog has ordered beverage companies that manufacture so called “Energy drinks”...

Miftah Ismail’s appointment as Finance Minister is continuity of PML-N’s dark...

News Analysis | The embattled Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) set another precedent, in bad taste, days before the culmination of its tenure. This was...

Senior PML-N leader Khawaja Asif disqualified for life by IHC

News Analysis | In a remarkable turn of events, Islamabad High Court (IHC) has disqualified PML-N’s outspoken stalwart Khawaja Asif as a member of the...

Chief Justice of Pakistan on a mission to reform the justice...

News Analysis | Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar said that formulating the laws in not judiciary’s prerogative, rather, it is the duty of legislators...

Private schools for the rich, public schools for the poor: In...

Beenish Saleem | Education is the basic right of every citizen of Pakistan; the Article 25 A of the constitution obligates the state to provide...

Puigdemont, a hero in Catalonia, yet deemed as an embezzler in...

News Analysis | Carles Puigdemont has been detained in Germany on an arrest warrant issued by Spanish authorities. In response to his arrest protests broke...

Mian Raza Rabbani: Rudder of the Constitutional Ship

Saud Bin Ahsen | Straightforward, knowledgeable blended with a broad outlook and ability to think beyond party lines Mian Raza Rabbani has acted with utmost...

Supreme Court not satisfied with ISI’s report on Faizabad sit-in

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Monday rejected the report submitted by Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) on the Faizabad sit-in case and...

‘The mighty Xi’ gets second term with powerful ally as VP

AFP | China's rubber-stamp parliament unanimously handed President Xi Jinping a second term Saturday and elevated his right-hand man to the vice presidency, giving him...

First Senate Chairman from Balochistan: Its Significance

News Analysis | The Senate of Pakistan has elected its first ever Chairman from Balochistan yesterday. Mir Sadiq Sanjrani became the 8th chairman of Senate...

An Irrelevant Senate?

Saad Rasool | The Senate Election, 2017, have concluded in an eventless manner, despite months of speculative apprehensions and whispers of some undefined conspiracy. As the...

Could Xi Jinping’s presidency for life lead to the decline of...

Jumel G. Estrañero | The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has shocked many observers by proposing a constitutional amendment to end the two-term limit for the...

China drowns out critics of lifetime Xi Presidency

AFP | China's propaganda machine kicked into overdrive on Tuesday to defend the Communist Party's move to lift term limits for President Xi Jinping as...

Xi poised to extend power as China set to lift term...

AFP | Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader for decades, could stay in office indefinitely after the Communist Party called for the removal of presidential...

Original SC order of Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification

News Desk | A three member Supreme Court (SC) bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar disqualified Nawaz Sharif as the...

What lessons can Pakistan learn from recent troubles in South Africa?

Vishnu Padayachee | Is this the biggest political crisis that South Africa has faced since democracy? Vishnu Padayachee, the University of the Witwatersrand: Its equivalent to the recall...

Does the constitution allow the judiciary to review amendments?

News Analysis | The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar said that the parliament is supreme but the Constitution is above it. The...

Supreme Court reserves its verdict on disqualification case under Article 62(1)(f)

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan has reserved its verdict in the disqualification case under the Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution. Previously...

Farooq Sattar dissolves MQM Rabita Committee in response to his sacking

News Analysis | Senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar announced to dissolve the MQM Rabita Committee during the general workers’ meeting outside his...

Why devolution has not taken place?

Farid A Malik | Each province shall, by law, establish a local government system and devolve political, administrative, and financial responsibility and authority to the...

4 Pakistanis executed for rape and murder in Saudi Arabia

AFP plus additional input from News Desk | The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has executed four Pakistani men on charges of raping and murdering...

“Article 62(1)(f) is difficult to define”, observes CJP

News Analysis | The five member larger bench of the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan resumes the hearing of the case related to the disqualification...

Nawaz granted one week to present arguments in disqualification period case

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday granted one week to Nawaz Sharif to present his arguments regarding the disqualification period under Article...

SC issues notice to Nawaz Sharif after adjourning Article 62(1)(f) hearing

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday started the hearing of the case pertaining to Article 62(1)(f) of the constitution. The disqualification period...

Hindutva group demand quilts and heaters to protect Ram statue from...

News Analysis | In a bizarre turn of events, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) along with temple authorities at a shrine in Uttar Pradesh (UP) in...

Sharif and Tareen summoned by SC for interpretations of notorious Article...

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan summoned former premier Nawaz Sharif and former general secretary of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Jahangir Tareen on...

Playing on bouncy pitches

Farid A Malik | Playing on bouncy pitches is not easy, this is why the Pakistan Cricket Team is having problems playing on New Zealand’s...

Will Pakistan ever see another leader like Jinnah?

Shiffa Yousafzai | Everyone in our country wants to be a leader and wants to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan. More than half of...

Disunity evident among opposition forces at PAT protest

News Analysis | Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri Wednesday said that they do not want to take a step against Pakistan's constitution...

Indian Judges revolt against the Chief Justice in order to preserve...

News Analysis | Four top Indian Supreme Court judges convened a press conference on Friday that was seen to reflect the growing rift with the...

Pakistan demands rationale behind addition on ‘Special Watch List’ placement

News Analysis | Pakistan’s ambassador to US Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry demanded justification from US authorities over addition in “Special Watch List” for severe violations of...

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...

Dishonourable discharge

Dr. Farid A Malik | Decency demands an honourable exit. Dishonourable discharge is deplorable. In disciplined institutions, such termination is considered terminal with no return....

Nepal elections pave way for a leftist victory & Indian dilemma

News Analysis | An alliance of communists and Maoists are set to win Nepal's first parliamentary election since 1999. The ruling center-left party suffered significant...

India’s Identity Under Modi’s Shadow

Maham Gillani | Identity is the “understanding of self in relation to the other. ”Identity is a product of a number of factors that include...

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