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McMaster meets Indian PM Narendra Modi on his regional tour

The US President's National Security Advisor, HR MacMaster, discussed the situation in Afghanistan with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The meeting held on...

Quaid-e-Awam vs Kaptaan: ‘Andhi’ can only come from Lahore!

Farid A. Malik | It was November 1967; I stood face to face with Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) at the YMCA Hall on the Mall....

Kulbhushan’s death sentence: a “Circuit Breaker” or “Grand Bargain”?

Imtiaz Gul | The conviction to death of Kulbhushan Jadhav through a Field General Court Martial came as a surprise to the majority of Pakistanis....

Durand Line: Pakistan & Afghan Relations stressed due to a pestering...

Tahir Khan | A heated debate started in Afghanistan after, comments made by Abdul Latif Pedram’s that he considers Durand Line as an “internationally recognized...

Optimistic Fantasy to hope for peace in Afghanistan without talks with...

Dr. Zafar N Jaspal | The increasing violence and the continuity of trans-national terrorist syndicate’s sanctuaries in Afghanistan’s peripheral regions have scared the neighbors of...

‘Let Us Bury the Past, Not the Future’: Pakistan and Bangladesh

Ikram Sehgal | Time it is said heals all wounds. But in the case of Pakistan and Bangladesh, two countries that had buried the past;...

Will CPEC force China to trust Pakistani Politicians?

Naveed Ahmad | Betting its fate on Pakistan with a $51-billion investment in infrastructure, China remains wary of its neighbor’s squint-eyed politicians who have proven...

Hungry? There’s A New Cafe in Town!

Saba Waqas | I am always wary of such proclamations for obvious reasons and try to avoid the hype machine as best as I can...

Will the US be Attending the Afghan Conference in Moscow?

While, Nafees Zakaria, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson, confirmed on Friday that Pakistan will attend the multi-national peace conference about Afghanistan to be held in Moscow next...

Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A Continuing Challenge

Amina Khan | Pakistan has provided shelter to one of the world’s largest protracted refugee populations - more than 5 million Afghan refugees have been...

Tiny Monsters have landed in Pakistan’s beautiful Capital

Saima Jabbar | Happiness is spread all around as tiny buds start sprouting and greenery is seen everywhere, announcing the arrival of spring season after...

Sindh’s major problem: Booming alcohol sales?

In Sindh, over 57% of children are stunted, 40 percent suffer from malnutrition, 6 million children are out of school. This despite the fact...

Will ECO be another game changer for Pakistan?

Ikram Sehgal | The seeds of ECO lie in the Baghdad Pact which was founded in 1955 by Turkey, Pakistan, Iraq, Great Britain and Iran,...

Pak-Afghan border closure is unfair: Imran Khan

Islamabad: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf, Imran Khan, met on Saturday with Afghan ambassador Omar Zakhilwal at his residence in Bani Gala. Ambassador Zakhilwal expressed his concerns over...

Indian fears: Is Russia joining Pakistan China in CPEC?

Andrew Korybko | There’s been a lot of confusion about Russia’s role in CPEC over the past week. Pakistani reports circulated over the weekend saying that...

Pakistan: At least 100 terrorists were killed following deadly attack in...

A group of militants attacked the Pakistani Rangers troops in the Manghopir area in the province of Sindh. The security forces opened retaliatory fire killing six assailants, the...

How terrorist sanctuaries in Afghanistan are posing threat to Pakistan’s viability?

Jan Achakzai| How Afghan sanctuaries are threatening stability in Pakistan and wider region can be seen from the recent wave of terrorist incidents: Lahore attack,...

Valentine’s Day against Islam: Islamabad High Court

Islamabad High Court on Monday issued an order barring Valentine's Day celebrations at public places. The order has an immediate effect in the country. During...

Pakistan and the Strategic Chessboard in 2017

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | The global strategic chessboard will remain complex in 2017 as the conversion in the global strategic environment continues. The transition in...

Cold War new norm between India & Pakistan..?

Fahd Humayun | If there is to be a regional policy takeaway from 2016, it is that New Delhi’s apathy for a rapprochement with...

Pakistan 2016: Sandwiched between hostile India & Afghanistan; Will 2017 be...

Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | PAKISTAN’S relations with its eastern and western neighbours are not very optimistic at the beginning of 2017. Both India and...

PTI demanded PM to resign

Imran Khan, chairman Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf, held a high level party meeting on Saturday and demanded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign due...

Talks on horizon between Afghan Taliban and Kabul Government?

Peace talks between Kabul and Afghan Taliban are expected to restart as a result of renewed diplomatic efforts. A senior Taliban representative in Qatar...

Sharif Under Siege – By Zahid Hussain

Zahid Hussain | Oct 26, 2016 MATTERS are getting increasingly ominous for Nawaz Sharif, although he may still be in a state of denial. It...

Military Advising Nawaz Sharif to bring house in order?

Moeed Pirzada | Islamabad – Today, Tue, 10th May, PM Nawaz Sharif finally met his military chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif. This photo-opportunity, with the other...

Time line of violence in Islamabad…!

Moeed Pirzada | Time Line of Violence in Islamabad – Given continuous claims & counterclaims and official lies its important to know how it all...

US Embassy holds Gay & Lesbian Event in Islamabad; debate from...

Moeed Pirzada | I think that ‘Baqir Sajid’s’ balanced and well-argued position, which he has explained again, has not been understood by most on this...

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