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Senate elections: How many seats is each party expected to win?

News Analysis | Senate elections are taking place on 3rd March as announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The final date for submission...

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...

Roadside blast in Kurram Agency kills eight

AFP with additional input from News Desk |   A roadside bomb on Tuesday killed eight people including three women and a child in Pakistan's...

The FATA conundrum

Merwah Qureshi | FATA is the region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan from the north and the west, Baluchistan from the south and KP from the...

Supreme Court jurisdiction extended to FATA

News Analysis | A bill was passed today by the National Assembly (NA) of Pakistan to extend the jurisdiction of Peshawar High Court (PHC) and...

PM Abbasi orders Internet access all across the country

News Analysis | The Premier on Friday the 12th of January addressed a ceremony in Islamabad at a local hotel for the contract signing of...

Opposition stages another walkout over FATA reforms bill

News Analysis | Opposition legislators once again staged a walkout from the National Assembly (NA) after the government failed to include the bill on Federally...

FATA merger: Jamaat-e-Islami gives Government deadline

News Analysis | The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and the parliamentarians from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have on Sunday warned of staging sit-in in the federal...

Pakistan Army fully supports mainstreaming FATA

 News Analysis | Chief of Army Staff General (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday threw his weight behind the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with the...

Mehmood Achakzai attacks Parliament as FATA reforms bill heats up

News Analysis | Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) leader and sub nationalist Mehmood Khan Achakzai has stated that the Pakistani Parliament has no right over...

Delay in FATA reforms could waste all counterterrorism successes

News Analysis | The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has decided to hit the roads to protest against the government’s continual delay in promulgating the FATA reforms. The...

Lawmakers unite to ensure timely elections

News Analysis | On Thursday, the National Assembly passed the 24th Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 by a resounding majority of 242:1. Putting an end to...

Dawn story challenged by South Waziristan administration

News Analysis | The political administration of South Waziristan acknowledged the circulation of pamphlets warning people against organizing “cultural and social activities” to include music...

Census crisis: Can the senate uproar ensure timely elections?

News Analysis | Senators from Sindh, Balochistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on Wednesday expressed serious reservations over the recently held population census and...

Constitutional Amendment Bill for fresh delimitations: from government’s actions to the...

News Analysis | The government in Pakistan has decided to reallocate seats in the National and provincial assemblies after receiving the provisional results of the...

India’s influence in Afghanistan needs consideration: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister

News Analysis | Islamabad - "India's influence in Afghanistan and its facilitation" also needs consideration. Khawaja Asif, Pakistan's foreign minister, asserted while talking to media,...

Punjab to cede 9 seats to KP & Balochistan in next...

News Analysis | Speaker of the National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said Punjab will lose 9 national assembly seats in the next general elections....

Pakistan trying to crack a fresh helicopter deal with the US!

News analysis| Pakistan is trying to crack a new deal to reacquire an unspecified number of helicopters to carry out anti-narcotics operations in FATA and Balochistan....

Kurram IED blast: Signs of a new terror war to come

News Analysis | Captain Hasnain, who was martyred in a blast in Kurram Agency along with three other soldiers Sunday morning, was laid to rest...

New rules of engagement between US & Pakistan

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The arrogant cum undiplomatic tone of Trump administration high-ups’ is distressing for Islamabad. Instead of realizing Pakistan’s limitations and appreciating...

A master-plan to balkanize Pakistan – Part III

Asif Haroon Raja | War against the Soviets Fearing a takeover by the fundamentalists, 40th Soviet Army intervened and occupied Afghanistan on December 27, 1979, killed Hafiz...

Will FATA finally merge in KPK?

News Desk | Hundreds of people from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) rallied in Islamabad Monday calling on the government to abolish colonial-era British...

Defeating terrorism and embracing cricket: FATA hosts the historic “Peace Cup”

News Analysis | Miranshah, the headquarters or "Sadar Maqam" of the North Waziristan Agency of the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) is hosting a friendly...

The U.S. deep state recklessly edging its way towards balkanization of...

Zara Ali | If we are looking for the unabashed bottom line of the latest version of the U.S. strategy on Afghanistan, or shall we...

‘IS-Khurasan Province’ might drag Russia into the Afghan quagmire

Shahid Raza | The U.S. has clearly and squarely lost the war in Afghanistan after 16 years, thousands of casualties, hundreds of billions of dollars...

Census 2017 raises suspicion from many quarters…

The national census 2017 results have been made public and are expected to have significant short term implications. The census reveals that Pakistan’s population has...

Census 2017: Over 10,000 transgender population in Pakistan

News analysis | The recognition of more than 10,000 trans genders as an equal and separate community in the country’s sixth census in 2017 is...

Afghanistan is ripe for proxy war

M K Bhadrakumar | Russia has hinted in the past that the United States is covertly sponsoring the Islamic State in Afghanistan. On Thursday, Russian...

Rabab Ao Zalmi: The sound of Waziristan

Rabab Ao Zalmi is a Pakistani music duo consisting of two brothers, Huzaifa Khan Wazir and Khuzaima Khan Wazir, who hail from North Waziristan...

Is Panama gate a foreign conspiracy to derail Pakistan? Part II

Asif Haroon Raja | The traitors within The PPP-MQM-ANP dream team carved out by USA and UK in March 2008 with the help of infamous NRO...

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