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What will Pakistan achieve from PM Khan’s visit to China?

News Analysis | Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, on his first official visit to China, met the Chinese President Xi Jinping and lauded the way...

Mastung blast: Social media pays tribute to deceased patriot Siraj Raisani

News Desk | The political candidate Siraj Raisani from Balochistan Awami Party was killed in a deadly suicide blast that shook the city of Mastung...

CPEC: Pakistan’s ‘Chinanization’ or Colonization?

Adnan Qaiser | It is said that in 1960 when Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong sent off General Gengbiao, his second ambassador to Pakistan, he advised...

Evaluation of democracy and forthcoming challenges to next government

Muhammad Bilal Abdul Ghani | The 14th National Assembly completed its term on May 31st, 2018. It is a landmark achievement in the democratic history...

The battle for the Iranian nuclear deal: China approaches a watershed

James M. Dorsey | Conventional wisdom has it that China stands to benefit from the US withdrawal from the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran,...

PTI’s Plan for first 100 Days: Analyzing its strengths and weaknesses

News Analysis | The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has finally presented its agenda to be completed within the first 100 days of government — if the...

NLC takes over Thatta Special Economic Zone of CPEC

News Analysis | The Dhabeji-Thatta special economic zone (SEZ) designated under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will be operated by National Logistics Cell (NLC). A memorandum...

Pakistan’s maritime security

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Indian Ocean Region is having immense political and economic opportunities for Pakistan. The safety of sea-lanes is crucial for...

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....

Belt and Road Initiative attracting car manufacturers in Pakistan

News Desk | Addressing a China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Conference at the National Institute of Transport (NIT) and the University of Science and Technology...

COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Forbes ‘75 most powerful people’

News Desk | Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, has been featured in Forbes this year’s list of  '75 Most Powerful Leaders...

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...

Bajwa doctrine also holds an olive branch for Modi’s India –...

News Analysis | In what appears to be a surprise for the political commentators of South Asia, a think tank has divulged that Pakistan’s military...

TAPI: A Dreamer’s Pipe-dream becoming reality?

Marvin G. Weinbaum & Samad Sadri | Global demand for energy is increasing and natural gas consumption is growing faster than for oil and coal. In...

CPEC: A Paucity of Planning by Pakistan

Arif Rafiq | As Pakistan’s macroeconomic situation deteriorates, this summer will feature a moment of reckoning, as both the caretaker and new government will not...

Stimulating geo-strategic environment

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Changing regional and global politico-economic circumstances and emerging security concerns have been reshaping the relationship between/among nations. The replica of...

CPEC and Great Power Rivalry

Andrew Small | “There have been real accomplishments in CPEC’s first phase – but the international context for the scheme still needs to be fixed”.In...

Why will the so-called Populist budget lead to higher inflation?

News Analysis | Amid strong protests from opposition parties, and a hype created around a so-called populist budget, ruling party may have presented the budget...

Pakistan Economy’s Progress Card

News Analysis | The  Finance Ministry of Pakistan has launched the Pakistan Economic Survey 2017-18, which claims that Pakistan has made great strides in reducing...

Car sales climbing: Auto manufacturers

News Analysis | The Auto industry is on a continuous upward trajectory. Sales of locally assembled automobiles, including jeeps and light commercial vehicles, increased to...

Ice-breaker visit of Modi to China; India still insecure about CPEC

News Analysis | Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), to which Pakistan and India became a party in 2017, on the lines of increasing regional cooperation on...

Pakistan at crossroads & CPEC

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan cannot ignore the great powers politics in Asia due to its geostrategic location, devastating dispute with India, and endless...

Can Pakistan’s policymakers respond to much-hailed CPEC?

Waqas Shabbir | The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is hailed as the best opportunity to have knocked at Pakistan’s door, after a long stalemate...

Will India calm down after China’s clarification over military designs in...

News Analysis | Pakistan’s longstanding ally, China has categorically rubbished rumors that it had military designs in its mind, in the development of multi-billion Dollars...

PM Abbasi raised voice to ensure justice for people of occupied...

News Analysis | Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqqan Abbasi has raised the voice of people residing in occupied lands and stressed the utmost need for...

Is internal instability leading Pakistan towards chaos?

Brig. Asif Haroon Raja (R)| India has all along been trying to break up Pakistan, but it became a collective target of Indo-US-Israeli nexus after...

World Bank concerned over the macroeconomic stability of Pakistan

Waqas Shabbir | World Bank has shown apprehensions over the macroeconomic stability of Pakistan, and expressed discontent with the near-term economic outlook, which will require...

Is Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement really staging “engineered protests”?

News Analysis | The Chief of the Army Staff General, Qamar Javed Bajwa, has categorically stated that nobody is allowed to start or to be...

CPEC in the eyes of an economic guru

GVS News | GVS: Will an over reliance on CPEC pay-off or will it hurt the Pakistani economy? There are two points here. First, what other...

Former Baloch separatist leader says CPEC will change fate of the...

News Analysis | The former separatist leader and President of the recently formed Over­seas Pakistani Baloch Unity, Dr. Jumma Khan Marri, has said that the...

Electoral Reforms: The only way forward for sustainable ‘Peace & Governance’

Kanwar Dilshad | Since its inception in 1947, Pakistan has endured tremendous suffering at the hands of inefficient and ineffective governance, which has, in turn,...

US is sole superpower due to Pakistan’s positive role in the...

News Analysis | Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor acknowledged the reality of US being a superpower and their role in...

Pakistan Railways on the right track

News Analysis | Pakistan Railways has replaced around 199 kilometres tracks during the last year on various sections of railway network in the country for...

Xi and Putin: ‘Strange Bedfellows’

News Analysis | China’s President, Xi Jinping expressed his heartiest felicitation to Russian President, Putin on his remarkable victory in elections on a telephone call...

Pakistan’s current account deficit increases by 50 %

News Analysis | Pakistan's current account deficit has witnessed a staggering increase of 50% in the current financial year (FY). Pakistan's economy continues to face upheavals...

Pakistan approves another 34 projects under CPEC

News Analysis | The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Monday approved 34 projects worth Rs.365 billion under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Five projects...

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