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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...

US States appeal against Trump’s notorious travel ban

Reuters | Federal appeals courts in the states of Washington and Virginia are set to hear arguments this week on the legality of President Donald...

In Washington, Trump’s line on Syria very influential

M K Bhadrakumar | Some of the confusion as to who sets the US policies on Syria may be clearing up. It seems Trump plays...

Zimbabwe military coup: Criminals targeted, not Mugabe

Reuters | Zimbabwe's military said on Wednesday it had seized power in a targeted assault on "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social...

Sharifs’ diatribes won’t affect judiciary’s stature: CJP

News Analysis | The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Saqib Nisar on Thursday, while expressing concerns over continuing criticism on the judiciary over...

Will Saudi Princes accept MBS crackdown on corrupt officials?

M K Bhadrakumar | Within hours of a decree by the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Sunday announcing the constitution of a new committee...

Can football help end Gulf crisis?

James M. Dorsey | A target of massive Saudi investment, the Maldives severed diplomatic relations with Qatar hours after a Saudi-UAE-led alliance of largely financially...

The myth of ‘Greater Baluchistan’ debunked: Part II

Zara Ali | The advent of the 20th century marked the beginning of political awareness among the younger generation of the western educated Baluch elite. The...

Time to get rid of crooks

Haider Mehdi | At a recent seminar in Toronto, organized by OPEN (Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America) I heard a talk by Dr....

Why China added The Belt & Road Initiative to its Constitution?

News Analysis | China's ambitious 'Silk Road' is embedded in the constitution of the country. On the occasion of its 19th CPC National Congress, 2,300 delegates gathered...

How to protect women from sexual harassment?

Saud Bin Ahsan | Sexual harassment is a breach of a person’s basic right to dignity as enshrined in the Constitution of the Islamic Republic...

Has Captain Safdar shown the real face of PML-N?

News Analysis | PML-N lawmaker and son-in-law of former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, Captain Safdar while launching a spiteful attack on the Ahmadi community said...

Americans should never relinquish their Guns

Jacob G. Hornberger | Calls for gun control after a mass shooting in America has, of course, become standard fare. But before Americans permit themselves...

Democracy under threat from Nawaz Sharif?

News Analysis | On Tuesday, ousted Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif was re-elected the president of PML-N, standing unopposed at the Convention Centre in Islamabad, reclaiming...

PML-N : A Private Limited Company or a Political Party ?

News Analysis | The Central Executive Committee of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday approved an amendment to the party's constitution which allows a...

Nawaz Sharif: In a short time from “mujhey kyun nikala” to...

News Analysis | Deposed Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, addressed an important press conference at the Punjab House today, hours after making a short and sweet...

Lawmakers using the constitution for legitimizing forgery !

News Analysis | The upper house of the Parliament passed an election bill and rejected a proposal by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) to retain...

Ayesha Gulalai refuses to leave seat and claims forming splinter group...

News Analysis |  Ayesha Gulalai, the PTI dissident announced to the media today that she would form a splinter group of the party while reiterating...

Why no impeachment of CIA officials for conspiring to murder Castro...

Jacob G. Hornberger | During the Church Committee hearings in the 1970s, Congress and the American people learned that the CIA, in partnership with the Mafia,...

The illegality of Trump’s ‘Afghanistan war’

Jacob G. Hornberger | When President Trump attributed his flip-flop on Afghanistan to his team of military generals, who informed him that a withdrawal from...

An overview of Pakistani politics from 1947 to Gen. Zia

Asif Haroon Raja | Muhammad Ali Jinnah achieved the miracle of the 20th century by creating Pakistan on August 14, 1947, against gravest odds but breathed...

Sharif on dangerous course of defiance

Aasim Kaker | Nawaz Sharif has been dismissed for the third consecutive time as Prime Minister of Pakistan, making history. Sharif’s political party ‘Pakistan Muslim...

The streets of intimidation

Ikram Sehgal | Expecting a whitewash from the SC, former PM Nawaz Sharif literally went berserk on being “blackwashed” as untrustworthy and untruthful by the...

Parliament vs. Supreme Court: Long standing resentment coming to the fore

The government has unveiled its proposal to revise the articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution which the Supreme Court invoked when its five-judge...

Maligning the honourables; PML-N’s declaration of war

Saad Rasool | Thousands of years of human history bears testament to the fact that when dynasties and empires are faced with imminent decline, they...

Survival Strategy: Nawaz Sharif files Review petitions with the Supreme Court

News Analysis | Pakistan's ex-prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, disqualified by Supreme Court on July 28, has finally filed three separate review petitions with the Supreme...

Will getting rid of Article 62/63 really help Nawaz?

News Analysis | Rumor mills from Islamabad to Lahore were already indicating that the Nawaz Sharif's ruling party, PML-N, plans to end Article 62 and...

Disqualified Nawaz Sharif’s road journey to Lahore-Part 2

Asif Haroon Raja | IK’s improper sarcasm IK has sarcastically asked Nawaz Sharif that he should tell who signaled him to come on roads. Before NS...

Am I The State?

Ikram Sehgal | A month or so plus 40 years ago the democratically elected government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was toppled in a coup in...

Nawaz Sharif’s political march – Is it that political?

Dr. Muhammad Ali Ehsan | All over the world when the crisis happens people turn over to the governments. Not in Pakistan, here an ousted...

NRO: What it was and what it became?

Saleem Akhtar Malik l National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) stands prominently in the cliché ridden Pakistani society. Unmindful of the grammatical connotations, our political jargon has...

India’s Supreme Court denies abortion for 10 year old girl

Last Friday, the Supreme Court of India refused to allow an abortion for a 10-year-old girl who is at least 28 weeks’ pregnant. The...

Panama Judgement: The Other Side

Salman Hassan | The Supreme Court’s ruling is out. The five- member bench, citing moral grounds, has found Mr. Nawaz Sharif to be unfit to...

ECP bars Shehbaz from taking part in NA-120 poll

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday issued a code of conduct for the by-elections of NA-120 barring Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif from...

Open defiance of the apex court

News Analysis | A high-level meeting of the PML-N was held in Murree yesterday. The newly-elected prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi and other PML-N stalwarts...

Immigration hypocrisy, left and right

Jacob G. Hornberger | One of the best examples of the deep hypocrisy that pervades the liberal and conservative movements is immigration. It is here...

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