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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly passes landmark FATA bill with a two-third majority

News Analysis | Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) assembly on Sunday, passed the much awaited KP-FATA merger bill with a two-third majority, paving way for the merger...

FATA-KP merger marks historic day for people of FATA

News Analysis | 24th May 2018 marks a historic day as the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the long-awaited constitutional amendment to merge the Federally...

Government aims to provide basic facilities to FATA

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, while addressing a tribal gathering at Jamrud, sub-division of the Khyber Agency, said that provision of...

The dearth of employment opportunities in Pakistan and a resilient man’s...

Beenish Saleem | Unemployment has been a serious social issue in Pakistan for decades and when it comes to persons with disabilities, it is far...

Identity: A factor in making and breaking of terrorist organizations

Khurram Minhas | Terrorist organizations often advertise their struggle for protection and promotion of their brand of Islam. They often propagate their mission and its...

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...

Manzoor Pashteen’s PTM: A ‘Rights Movement’ or a new ‘Regional Agenda’?

Moeed Pirzada | Ahmed Khan, (not his original name) waits in his car behind a long line of other vehicles, for his turn to be...

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...

Punjab’s monopoly

Tahir Ali Khan | Pakistan is a federation. All federating units should have an equal role and weight in the election of the Prime Minister....

Pakistan Army ready to negotiate with Manzoor Pashteen; Corps. Commander calls...

News Analysis | Corps Commander Peshawar Lt General Nazir Ahmad has said on Tuesday that some of the demands of the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM)...

Slaps Don’t Turn In to Claps

Faisal Ashfaq | It was the silence of the lions which made the wolves stronger. What PTM is demanding is nothing unconstitutional but coupling it...

PTM: A Pashtun Spring..?

Murtaza Shibli | Manzoor Pashteen swears by his commitment and dedication to the cause of Pashtuns who have become victims of an endless war. In...

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...

Is the ‘Pashtun Tahafuzz Movement’ being exploited?

Syed Haider Raza Mehdi | Interesting to see the emergence of PTM right before our elections and especially when Pakistan is under the constant USA pressure vis...

FATA to get internet access for the first time

News Analysis | Through the Broadband for Sustainable Development Programme, the Ministry of IT and Telecom has been working to provide telecom services to the...

What is Pashtun Tahafuz Movement and what are its objectives?

News Analysis | Thousands of Pasthuns gathered at Ring Road, near Pishtakhara, Peshawar to participate in a rally organized by the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement's (PTM)....

Pakistan Zindabad Movement: Turning tide against the new wave of sub-nationalism

News Analysis | Pakistan Zindabad Movement held a rally in support of the Pakistan Army in Pajagai near Ring Road on Tuesday. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)...

Imran hits out at PM Abbasi over criticism of Senate chairman

News Analysis | Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi criticized two state institutions and questioned their role in ‘establishing’ and ‘derailing’ democracy in Pakistan. PM...

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...

ECP probes horse trading: need for discipline or reform?

News Analysis | A number of politicians and representatives of different parties were invited by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to probe into the...

PML-N looks favorite to win Senate Chairmanship after PPP snubbed Rabbani

News Analysis | The race for appointment of Senate Chairman has intensified. Political maneuverings is on rise in the capital to scramble through to acquire...

Pakistan keeps on winning

News Analysis | At a rally at Albany, New York during his campaign for presidency, Donald Trump promised that the American people were going to...

Pakistan: Declining moral standards

Asif Haroon Raja | Strange are the ways in this land of the pure which at times stuns the world by bagging world records in...

PML-N and PPP fight for the Senate Chairmanship

News Analysis | Political parties are locking horns to win the coveted senate chairmanship. The chairman hopefuls have upped their efforts to convince the legislators...

Analyzing the dynamics of institutional imbalance in Pakistan

Farah Adeed | These are hard days for Pakistan. Pakistan is going to be placed in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey-list in June this...

Ahsan Iqbal vows to ban JuD and FIF ‘again’

News Analysis | Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has vowed to ban Hafiz Saeed’s Jamatud Dawa (JuD) and its welfare wing the Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) while...

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...

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