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Pakistan doesn’t have democracy but ‘worst kind of dictatorship’ under CJP...

News Analysis | Three-time ousted former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, deems the judicial activism of Chief Justice Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar worse than dictatorship in...

Despite daunting past, Pakistan and Russia draw closer amid geopolitical changes

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Shifts in the global political landscape have pushed the United States and Pakistan further apart, drawing Russia and Pakistan closer...

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...

Is internal instability leading Pakistan towards chaos?

Brig. Asif Haroon Raja (R)| India has all along been trying to break up Pakistan, but it became a collective target of Indo-US-Israeli nexus after...

Why Pakistan would not be able to prosecute a ‘killer’ US...

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...

India fumes over pro-Khalistan posters in Pakistan

News Analysis | India, on Monday, accused Pakistan of trying to incite Indian Sikh pilgrims by raising the issue of “Khalistan” through inflammatory statements and...

NAB files references against three retired Generals and a Brigadier in...

News Analysis | The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed corruption references against the former high ranked Army officers over a land deal in Lahore...

‘Aurat Bike Rally’: Will it empower women?

News Desk | Women in large numbers participated in the bike rally organized for women under the banner ‘Aurat Bike Rally' held in three major...

An Alphabet of Anguish and Ecstasy

News Desk | Over the past three decades, Shakil Saigol has emerged as a uniquely placed personality on the art scene in Pakistan. His career...

Malala visits Swat amidst mixed feelings

News Analysis |   Malala Yousafzai has visited her home town in Swat for the first time following the Taliban attack on her in 2012. Malala...

Pakistan effectively demonstrates its “Second Strike Capability”

News Analysis |   Pakistan conducted another successful test of indigenously developed Babur, Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM), having a range of 450 kms. The Missile...

Margalla Hills engulfed in fire and illegal encroachment

News Analysis | Margalla hills and surrounding areas have been engulfed in a smoke cloud, a hallowing sight for the residents of the twin cities....

March 23,1940: A walk down memory lane

Asif Haroon Raja | The 78th Pakistan Day was celebrated with vivacity and zest. Armed forces carried out a brilliant march past in Islamabad and delighted...

Cricketing ‘Junoon’ ends after enthralling final of PSL 3

News Desk | Celebrities, performers and politicians shared interesting photos on their social media accounts of the concluding match of Pakistan Super League held in...

A Candid Discussion with Governor Sindh

GVS sat down with Muhammad Zubair Umar, Sindh’s 32nd Governor, to understand the complexities of the province and of Pakistan’s largest and most dynamic...

Pakistan: Hard choices ahead for a ‘Soft State’

Munir Akram | In his well-researched book, “A Hard Country”, Anatol Lieven attributed Pakistan’s survival from persistent internal and external crises to the extraordinary resilience...

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...

Quaid-e-Azam Univ faculty on strike: demands removal of VC

News Analysis | There has been an ongoing protest in the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad with a strike action for the past six weeks by...

Polish Ice Warriors tell of defeat by Pakistan’s Savage Mountain

AFP | Pummelled by weeks of hurricane-force blizzards and sub-zero temperatures -- not to mention high-altitude disputes -- the elite climbers known as Poland's Ice...

India’s unprovoked violence kills three Kashmiri young men

News Analysis | Indian forces have killed three Kashmiri youths in the city of Islamabad in Kashmir, on March 12, 2018, according to local and...

Link Chabahar with Gwadar: Iran tells Pakistan

News Analysis | In a three-day tour of Pakistan, the Iranian Foreign Minister invited Pakistan to participate in the port of Chabahar. Dr. Javad Zarif,...

Significance of a Baloch Senate chairman

News Analysis | The Fifty one Senators elected on 3rd March took an oath earlier today in a ceremony held in Islamabad. Only the defunct...

‘Internal Security’ being provided by Pakistani troops in KSA: Khawaja Asif

News Analysis | The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, on Friday, told MNAs that Pakistani troops stationed in Saudi Arabia are only there for ‘internal security’...

PM Abbasi bans Loose cigarettes across Pakistan to discourage smoking

News Desk | The federal cabinet has approved a recommendation of the Ministry of National Health Services and Regulations, banning the the sale of loose...

PM Abbasi hosts ‘simple’ valima ceremony for son

News Desk | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi hosted a simple ‘valima reception' for his son at PM House on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The...

US lights up pathway to Afghan peace

M K Bhadrakumar |  The Principal Assistant Secretary of State in the US state department’s Bureau of South & Central Asian Affairs, Alice Wells gave...

Will Judge Muhammad Bashir be re-appointed in Accountability Court-1?

News Desk | Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan had appointed Ijaz ul Ahsan as a supervisory Judge in its landmark decision on July 28 to...

Moscow and Islamabad unite against Indo-US nexus

News Analysis | Pakistan and Russia have agreed to explore new ways for bilateral cooperation to expand their relationship. Pakistan’s Foreign Office stated, “both sides...

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...

Pakistan to be placed on FATF’s grey list in June: Confirms...

News Analysis | Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal told media personnel during a press conference on Wednesday that Pakistan is to be placed...

Careem driver robbed at gunpoint in Rawalpindi

News Desk | A popular internationally operating cab hiring service launched its services in Pakistan in March 2016 with a mission to facilitate the commute...

US official visits Pakistan in quest to improve relations after FATF...

News Analysis | In the latest development, a senior United States (US) National Security Council official has visited Islamabad in a low key affair aiming...

Pakistan’s “train and advise” mission reverses its power relations with Saudi...

Andrew Korybko | Pakistan decided to dispatch troops to Saudi Arabia in order to “train and advise” its military. The news broke late last week and...

US to hold Islamabad accountable for its actions: White House

News Analysis | President Donald Trump is not satisfied with the progress made by Pakistan in the fight against terrorism and the US is holding...

Iran’s ambassador says US sanction delaying IP project

News Analysis | On February 22, 2018 Iran’s ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost, while speaking at a seminar on “Contemporary Relations between Pakistan, Iran and...

Islamabad Traffic Police introduces traffic awareness campaign

News Desk | All over the capital city of Islamabad, traffic police personnel were deployed as the Traffic Police launched a `Road Safety Awareness’ campaign...

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