South Punjab lawmakers play gimmicks, refuse to verify resignations

News Analysis | The gimmickry in Pakistani style of politics has been its trademark, be at the local or state level, however, tactics such as leaving any party on ‘moral’ grounds, just weeks before the elections, raises eyebrows of political observers. The same suspicion is now being observed after five MNAs and 3 MPAs decided […]

Modi rekindled ‘imaginary’ surgical strikes debate in London

News Analysis | Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to be living in the bubble of the 2016 surgical strikes, India claims to have conducted inside Pakistan, but denied by civil-military bigwigs in Islamabad. Addressing an event in London – where he landed for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – the Indian Prime Minister […]

Silencing critics: Chief Justice turns judicial jet towards KPK

News Analysis | The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisa,r arrived in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s capital city, Peshawar on Thursday. CJP inspected different hospitals and a medical institute, silencing critics that his whirlwind visits focused only Punjab, a province ruled by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, wary of top judge’s ambitions, before the next general elections. The […]

Nadeem Afzal Chan’s flight to PTI confirms changing political scenario in Punjab

News Analysis | Nadeem Afzal Chan, the former secretary general of the Pakistan Peoples Party’s Punjab chapter, finally left his party to join Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in what appears to be a warning for his parent party, before the upcoming general elections. Though many of the PPP’s big guns in Punjab had defected to […]

Why Pakistan would not be able to prosecute a ‘killer’ US diplomat once again?

News Analysis | The killing of an Islamabad-based citizen in an accident involving Joseph Emanuel, American military attaché has created a stir in the power corridors of the country with many arguing over the prospects of the killing in the backdrop of supposed diplomatic immunity available to the embassy staffer. The Islamabad High Court, as […]

NAB chairman’s statement against corruption is making sense

News Analysis | Justice (r) Javed Iqbal, the chairman of National Accountability Bureau, has once again vowed to weed out corruption from the society, claiming that the string-puller of bureau has not been born yet. “I would take my bag and quit the institution if a string is pulled,” stated the chairman. In an informal […]

After shamed at home, Modi welcomed by protests in London

News Analysis | Indian Premier Narendra Modi is facing a tough time at home and outside India, with recent rape cases denting his credibility and fresh spasm of violence in Kashmir, drawing the ire of the international community. Modi, who is in London to participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, along with 53 […]

Nawaz Sharif may create the perception of winning public front, but is definitely losing on the judicial

News Analysis | Nawaz Sharif, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, seem to be wading through one of the toughest patches of his political career, in a spree of cases launched against him after the disqualification by the apex court in Panama Papers Case in July 2018, however, he is stuck between a rock and […]

Tayyaba torture case unveils our judicial flaws

News Analysis | Additional district and sessions judge (ADSJ) Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife were swift to get bail after the Islamabad High Court announced one year jail term for both, in the case related to the torture of a maid. Tayyaba, a 10-year-old home assistant, made headlines in December 2016, when she […]

CJP’s intervention for independent PEMRA is a ray of hope for Pakistani media

News Analysis | Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar, has clarified on Monday that the Apex Court wanted to end the Government’s control over the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), in a visible pro-media move. The role of PEMRA – which has been used by successive Governments to muzzle the electronic media and […]

Is Saudi Arabia playing good cop, bad cop with Israel over Palestine

News Analysis | The Monarch of Saudi Arabia, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and his heir, Mohammed bin Salman, seem to be playing good cop, bad cop with Israel over the long-standing conflict of Palestine, that has gained prominence once again after the decision of Donald Trump to relocate US embassy to Jerusalem. The 82-year-old […]

Why Pakistan’s first-ever Transgender School won’t be enough

News Analysis | Pakistan’s first school for the socially marginalized and financially-strapped transgender community was launched in Lahore, with a purpose to change the perception regarding the community and inculcate education. The school is being launched by an NGO called Exploring Future Foundation (EFF), and it is sure to send positive vibes across the country, […]

China overtakes US in bilateral trade again

News Analysis | The trade surplus of Asia’s economic giant, China, with the United States increased by a fifth in the first three months of 2018. The gives a glimpse of how the superpower (United States) and the aspiring superpower (China) can engage in a trade row in years to come with China witnessing a […]

Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan’s residence fired upon: Punjab Police clueless about assailants after 24 hours

News Analysis | Almost more than twenty-four hours after the firing incident at the residence of Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Punjab police is still clue less about the assailants or their motives. The residence of Justice Ijazul Ahsan located not far from the residence of Chief Minister, Punjab, in the H-Block of Lahore’s Model Town area […]

Trump senseless about right and wrong: Former FBI director James Comey

News Analysis | Former FBI director James Comey has disclosed in his book that President Donald Trump had no sense of what was right and wrong. In his startling book titled: A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, the former senior US official stated that The tycoon-turned-president reminded him of a mafia boss who ‘demanded […]

PTI’s foreign funds to be audited

News Analysis | A special committee formed by the Election Commission of Pakistan drafted the terms of reference for the scrutiny of foreign funding received by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Friday. According to the ToRs, the committee will audit the PTI’s financial statements and other accounting records between the period of 2009 and 2013, ‘with the […]

A bundle of Woes: NAB summons Shehbaz’s Son-in-Law

News Analysis | The embattled Sharif family is passing through a rough phase of their political career, as the National Accountability Bureau has summoned Ali Imran, the son-in-law of Shehbaz Sharif, and Nawaz Sharif. Ali Imran, the husband of Shehbaz Sharif’s daughter Rabia, has been summoned by the accountability watchdog pertaining to an inquiry against […]