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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...

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

Asif Haroon | After splitting Pakistan into two in 1971 under an international conspiracy, Pakistan was once again marked as a target by Indo-US-Afghan-UK-Israeli nexus...

Questioning the merger of FATA with KPK

The government took the first steps to make the tribal areas of Pakistan a part of Khyber Pakhtun­khwa by introducing a merger with a 10-year...

Pak-US relations: Echoing old mantra?

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Recently, a bipartisan United States Senate delegation visited Pakistan. The senators’ visit has created optimism about the probability of a...

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations across the globe!

Eid-ul-Fitr is an auspicious and the most awaited celebration of the year in the Muslim world. From the Moroccan deserts to the plains of...

Eid: How one of the holiest gifts of God divides Pakistan!

It's almost that time of the year when preparations for celebrations have started, making the marketplaces and bazaars come to life with a relatively happy...

Of drones and sovereignty: Yes there is a good drone too!

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Pakistan confirmed on Wednesday that it shot down an Iranian drone in Punjgur after it was found in violation of...

“Sri Lanka’s struggle for peace and its lessons for Pakistan and...

Ex-President & Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, will be in Islamabad, between June 20 and June 22. He will be accompanied by...

Is political instability rocking the Pakistani Boat?

Asif Haroon Raja | On October 12, 1999, a democratically elected government of PML-N was toppled by the military under Gen Pervez Musharraf. Nawaz Sharif...

The 4th generation war: Who is running away with the show?

Saleem Akhtar Malik | After President Trump’s recent tour of Saudi Arabia and Israel, the Middle East is ablaze with accusations and counter-accusations. The geopolitical...

Can India actually win a war against Pakistan?

Saleem Akhtar Malik | Indian Army releases a video showing the purported destruction, by artillery fire, of a Pakistani post along the LOC. Pakistan Army...

FATA reforms delay leading to political acrimony

The effort to merge Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is continuously encountering road blocks erected by the central government. Last week, in a National Assembly...

Pakistan’s road to national integration: What is the right approach?

Abdul Rahim | Pakistan is a unique country on the map of the world. Since its inception in 1947, the politics of maligning nationalists with...

CPEC: Pakistan’s economic development or China’s Imperialism

Raheel Hassan | The 56-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a part of China’s One Belt, One Road vision. Pakistan sees it as a gateway...

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