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Turkish lira takes a beating

News Analysis | The Turkish currency, the lira, took a hammering on Monday as it plunged almost eight percent igniting fears that the economic crisis...

Khan’s acquittal in SSP torture case challenged in IHC

News Analysis | The incumbent government has challenged the Anti-Terrorism Court’s (ATC) decision, in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), to acquit the PTI Chairman Imran...

Violence, rape and other fear mongering tactics used by Indian forces...

Taimur Khan | Torture, rape, psychological oppression, vandalizing of property and enforced disappearances are few methods of a sustained terror campaign unleashed by the state...

ATC acquits Imran Khan in SSP Asmatullah Junejo torture case

News Analysis | The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has acquitted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan in the senior superintendent of police (SSP) Asmatullah Junejo attack...

Kurds set to face losses in Iraq’s elections on May 12

News Analysis | Iraq’s divided Kurds are bracing for a blow on the political front in the country’s May 12 elections.According to estimates, the Kurds’...

Stimulating geo-strategic environment

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Changing regional and global politico-economic circumstances and emerging security concerns have been reshaping the relationship between/among nations. The replica of...

Facebook privacy drive may crimp some political campaigns

AFP | Facebook's new focus on protecting private user data is likely to change the game for many campaigns, making it harder to deliver highly...

Pakistan Economy’s Progress Card

News Analysis | The  Finance Ministry of Pakistan has launched the Pakistan Economic Survey 2017-18, which claims that Pakistan has made great strides in reducing...

Behind Reham’s anti-Imran outburst, there’s misandry, not PML-N

News Analysis | Reham Khan, the second divorced wife of Imran Khan; Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, has divulged the secrets of Imran Khan’s interaction with his...

Khawaja Asif’s ouster is a victory at internal front and shame...

News Analysis | The Islamabad High Court finally sealed the political career of Khawaja Asif; the foreign minister of Pakistan, for concealing his employment contract...

Generation gap: South Koreans fear, welcome and ignore the North

AFP | Pyongyang went on to detonate its first nuclear device a few years later. "We gave them more than 10 trillion won ($9 billion)," the...

PML-N’s love-hate relationship with MQM continues under Shehbaz Sharif’s Presidency

News Analysis | Shehbaz Sharif, Chief Minister, Punjab and the recently elected president of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz is making frequent visits to the Pakistan...

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

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...

Nawaz Sharif fears no ‘free and fair’ Elections to be held,...

News Analysis | Ousted Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif once again criticized the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) for not doing what he was saying....

Shahbaz praises COAS to gain political ascendancy

News Analysis | Chief Minister Punjab and Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) President offered an olive branch to the military establishment. He stressed that the...

Electoral Reforms: The only way forward for sustainable ‘Peace & Governance’

Kanwar Dilshad | Since its inception in 1947, Pakistan has endured tremendous suffering at the hands of inefficient and ineffective governance, which has, in turn,...

Pakistan seeks political solution to Afghan conflict: Khawaja Asif

News Analysis | A renewed effort to establish peace in the war-torn nation of Afghanistan is taking shape. A two day peace conference began in...

US sanctions Pakistani companies to set stage for NSG Meeting in...

US has, this week, added 7 Pakistani companies to the “Entity List” maintained by its Department of Commerce, in an action that is widely...

Political calligraphy in Taiwan challenges status quo

AFP | Deep in the high-ceilinged corridors of Taiwan's presidential office, calligraphers craft messages on behalf of the island's leaders as they seek to keep...

PML-N’s change of heart: Nawaz shifts focus from ‘institutions’ to political...

News Analysis | A change of heart was seen by the father/daughter duo at the Sangla rally on Saturday. Shifting from their standard anti-judiciary and...

ECP probes horse trading: need for discipline or reform?

News Analysis | A number of politicians and representatives of different parties were invited by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to probe into the...

Clash of titans: The political battle for NA-125

Dr. Farid A Malik | Hamid Khan of PTI and Khawaja Saad Rafiq of PML-N fought the political battle for NA-125. The outcome was disputed...

How to be free from constraints?

Natalie Sisson | I’d like you to imagine waking up tomorrow with no limitations whatsoever. How would you spend your day? Who would you spend it with? Where in...

Pakistan political system’s 21 day countdown

 Farrukh Saleem| Judge Mohammad Bashir of Accountability Court-1, who is hearing graft cases against the ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members, retires...

Original SC order of Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification

News Desk | A three member Supreme Court (SC) bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar disqualified Nawaz Sharif as the...

Quad-e-Daulat resurrected as Quad-e-Awam?

Farid Malik | It seems that the defiance of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is resurrecting Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the undisputed ‘Quaid-e-Awam’. While the leadership of...

Saudi Crown Prince’s limitations on putting the genie back in the...

James M Dorsey | Valentine’s Day in Riyadh and Islamabad as well as parts of Indonesia and Malaysia puts into sharp relief Saudi Arabia’s ability...

View from Lodhran: NA-154 Lodhran-Death of Political Parties?

Qaiser Sajjad | There has been a lot of hue and cry over the recent election in NA-154 Lodhran in Pakistan. Political circles have termed...

The real difference between PTI and PML-N

Muhammad Talha | With the next general elections around the corner, all political parties of Pakistan are girding up their loins to enter the political...

The Maldives: a honeymoon haven in peril

AFP | Famed as an upmarket tourist destination of white beaches and turquoise waters, the island nation of the Maldives is troubled by political turmoil...

Time to pluck Pakistan’s political weeds

Dr. Farid A Malik | In order to save democracy ‘political weeds’ have to be culled. While agriculture produces crops to sustain life, ‘political culture’...

What was Israel’s PM up to in Moscow?

Andrew Korybko | Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s meeting with President Putin last week was very significant. The “Israeli” premier traveled to Moscow to meet with...

Nawaz not to be Party to case on Petition which Challenges...

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Tuesday resumed the hearing of the petition which challenged the Elections Act 2017. The Act...

Future president? Afghan strongman mulls bid for highest office

AFP | Afghanistan's "King in the North" lolls in an armchair under the portrait of President Ashraf Ghani, the man who sacked him last year...

Asma murder: SC hears suo moto case as family members claim...

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) will hear the suo moto case of Asma Rani’s murder today. The suo moto notice of the killing...

SC fines Punjab government for not submitting report in Katas Raj...

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs. 100,000 rupees on the Punjab government for failing to submit its...

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