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Faizabad Dharna Discredits Army

News Analysis | The sit-in staged by scores of religious groups in September last year, in the Faizabad area of Islamabad, is denting the credibility...

Khadim Rizvi brings life in Lahore to a halt

News Analysis | Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi has yet again asked his followers to come on streets and block roads across the...

IHC threatens government authorities with contempt charges over non-compliance

News Analysis | The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Shaukat Siddiqui resumed the hearing of a case on Friday related to the dharna (sit-in) at...

Nawaz unhappy with the surrender at Faizabad

News Analysis | Former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif expressed his indignation over how the Faizabad sit-in came to an end. The disqualified lawmaker and current...

Is Faizabad crisis turning into Red Mosque 2.0?

News Analysis | Islamabad was bracing Sunday for a possible military response to anti-blasphemy protests by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR) that have already claimed...

Faizabad crisis: the real story

Muhammad Azam | Let’s take this from the top. The Faizabad sit-in started early in November. Obscure religious parties – foremost amongst them Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool...

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...

Islamabad Paralysis Syndrome(IPS): Thanks to fanatics & Incompetence

Shiffa Z. Yousafzai | The residents of Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan were already worried and disturbed about the possibility of dealing with the...

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...

Faizabad still in lockdown despite IHC’s order

News Analysis | The protestors occupying Islamabad Expressway may be softening to the government, reports suggest. Saturday night saw marathon meetings between the representatives of...

IHC orders Islamabad to be liberated by Saturday

On Friday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the capital administration to take all necessary steps to clear the Faizabad Interchange of protestors by...

Will government finally take action to end Islamabad sit-in?

News Analysis | A group of ministers on Tuesday hinted at conducting an operation in case authorities failed to reach a peaceful agreement with protesters...

Faizabad Dharna: A view of both sides

News Analysis | Several strong supporters of the newly launched religiopolitical party Tehreek-e-Labbaik-Ya-Rasulallah (TLYR), many armed with sticks and iron rods, have blocked the main...

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...

ECP drops contempt proceedings against Imran: Win-win for both?

News Analysis | The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) brought an end to the protracted contempt of court case against Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran...

Is change in the air? One PTI loyalist’s take on last...

Muhammad Azam | Bumper to bumper traffic stretched as far as the eye could see on the Islamabad Expressway. I made my way through the throng...

Nation waits anxiously for SC verdict on Panama Case: Euphoria or...

Muhammad Azam | The country has been waiting for fifty-seven days with baited breath and it is now time for the big reveal. Whatever the...

Quaid-e-Awam vs Kaptaan: ‘Andhi’ can only come from Lahore!

Farid A. Malik | It was November 1967; I stood face to face with Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) at the YMCA Hall on the Mall....

Pakistan’s political Sunday? What lies ahead for PTI & PMLN?

Moeed Pirzada | With Imran Khan of PTI announcing a ‘Campaign against Corruption’ from Fatima Jinnah Park in Islamabad; Jammat-e-Islami organizing a ‘Dharna’ (Sit Down...

A conversation with Dr. Tahir ul Qadri

Moeed Pirzada | A Conversation with Dr. Tahir ul Qadri on why he called off his Dharna and If he is going to Canada? –...

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