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Shakeel Afridi’s jail break-plan remains un-explained

News Analysis | Opposition in the Senate staged a walkout over government’s failure to brief the upper house of the Parliament about the alleged jailbreak...

PM May defies expectations in England local elections

AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party fared better than expected in local elections in England as the final results were announced early...

Congress surrenders to the BJP?

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | Hindus account for almost eighty percent of India’s population. Yet, over the major part of the seven decades since partition of British...

Why will the so-called Populist budget lead to higher inflation?

News Analysis | Amid strong protests from opposition parties, and a hype created around a so-called populist budget, ruling party may have presented the budget...

PTI rules out alliance with PML-N and PPP

News Analysis | Regarding the upcoming general elections, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has stated that his party will not make an alliance with...

CJP orders PIA MD’s to be placed on ECL

News Analysis | Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar ordered to place the names of Pakistan International Airlines’s (PIA) managing directors (MD’s), who served...

Why did Pakistan refuse EU grant for support of electoral process?

News Analysis | Pakistan has refused a European (EU) grant of €15 million proposed for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and election monitoring...

Is India’s Talaq bill really for Indian Muslim women?

Aateka Khan | December 28, 2017 was an ominous day in the legislative history of India. It is the foreboding day that the Muslim Women...

Is PML-N trying to drive a wedge between PPP and PTI?

News Analysis | Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif blasted Imran Khan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the National Assembly (NA) today for what he described as...

Disunity evident among opposition forces at PAT protest

News Analysis | Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri Wednesday said that they do not want to take a step against Pakistan's constitution...

Mumbai’s caste chaos shows the need for a “Third Force”

Andrew Korybko | Violent caste chaos exploded in India’s western economic hub of Mumbai last week after Hindu ultra-nationalists clashed with low-caste Dalits who were...

Supreme Court jurisdiction extended to FATA

News Analysis | A bill was passed today by the National Assembly (NA) of Pakistan to extend the jurisdiction of Peshawar High Court (PHC) and...

Chief Minister Baluchistan resigns

News Analysis | Sanaullah Zehri finally succumbed to opposition pressure today and resigned from his position as the Chief Minister of Baluchistan. He presented his...

PM fails to pacify Baluchistan lawmakers

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited Quetta on Monday, in an effort to appease the dissident lawmakers of Baluchistan. The visit bore...

Russian air strikes kill 18 civilians in Syria

AFP | At least 23 civilians were killed Wednesday in the Syrian opposition stronghold of Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, most of them in Russian air...

Opposition calls for a joint response to Trump allegations

News Analysis | Opposition parties reacted strongly towards the allegations of US President Donald Trump against Pakistan. They are demanding a review of Pak-US relations...

What’s behind the Sharifs’ trip to Saudi?

News Desk | Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif left for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in the midst of corruption allegations and political turmoil. He is...

Russia to meet ISIS threat from Afghanistan

M K Bhadrakumar | Kulbhushan Jadhav and our “surgical strike 2.0” across the LOC kept the adrenaline flowing in recent days, but it is the regional conference on...

How Pakistan & Saudi Arabia had defeated Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan

News Desk | GVS: In our part of the world you are still remembered as the person who headed Saudi Intelligence for 24 long years....

Opposition stages another walkout over FATA reforms bill

News Analysis | Opposition legislators once again staged a walkout from the National Assembly (NA) after the government failed to include the bill on Federally...

IS in Syria to be defeated by February: French President

AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday predicted the Islamic State group would be crushed in Syria by February, pushing for the Syrian government...

Pakistani political parties join hands to increase pressure on Sharif family

News Analysis | Following the release of the Baqir Najfi report, political parties have joined hands to formulate a plan of action against the incumbent...

Trump fires back at British PM after she criticized his recent...

AFP | US President Donald Trump publicly upbraided British Prime Minister and ostensible ally Theresa May late Wednesday, rebutting her criticism of anti-Muslim propaganda in...

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...

Unprecedented power grab could come to haunt Mohammed bin Salman

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has won the first round of what could prove to be an unprecedented power grab...

Will Saudi Princes accept MBS crackdown on corrupt officials?

M K Bhadrakumar | Within hours of a decree by the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Sunday announcing the constitution of a new committee...

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...

Deadlock over delimitation bill may delay elections

The government may be faced with an uphill task in passing the delimitation bill in the national assembly since there is a deadlock on...

PML-N’s controversial Elections Act challenged in LHC

The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has challenged a provision of the Elections Act, 2017 before the Lahore High Court. The provision in question...

New challenge for Nawaz Sharif: Senate amends Election Act 2017

 News Analysis | Opposition parties in the Senate have jointly amended the Election Act 2017, making it impossible for Nawaz Sharif to be president of...

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