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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...

Mystery surrounds Indian election commission over failure to announce dates

News Analysis | Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram criticized the Election Commission in sarcastic tweets on Friday morning. The former minister asserted that the Commission...

Egoistic Nawaz replicates the Benazir case of 1998

News Analysis | In the post-indictment interview, Maryam Nawaz stated that ex-PM Nawaz Sharif is coming back to face the proceedings in accountability court. The...

Sharif Family Corruption Trial: What is the role of Monitoring Judge?

News Analysis| On Friday, Oct 13, main opposition party, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf demanded the Monitoring Judge, of Supreme Court, Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan take notice of...

Is PML-N government mishandling the CPEC project?

 Waris Husain | Through this piece, I would like to draw the attention of all concerned, particularly the members of parliament and all the political...

Nawaz Sharif Corruption Trial: Should there be a live transmission from...

News Desk | While PMLN govt. ministers, lead by Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal, are busy fuming against the Rangers for not letting ministers in to...

Solo flight: PTI going to court against PML-N’s “illegal Act”

News Analysis | The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday said it would challenge in the Supreme Court a bill allowing deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif...

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News Desk | On Friday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved the decision to send Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia under a longstanding defense cooperation between...

PadMan’s director upset that Pakistan not showing movie

PadMan director Balki says he is planning a special screening of a movie for Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai. He says that the...

Emma Watson welcomes new guidelines to tackle harassment

News Desk | On Wednesday, Feminist and Hollywood actress Emma Watson stood in support of the new guidelines developed to tackle harassment and bullying in...

Is PTI facing an existential crisis?

News Desk | Senior Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Kasuri claims that her party, PTI, is facing an existential threat. She said this while addressing...

Government sets in motion PIA privatization process

News Desk | The government of Pakistan has decided to start the long-awaited privatization of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airline (PIA). Prime Minister...

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