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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...

The FATA conundrum

Merwah Qureshi | FATA is the region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan from the north and the west, Baluchistan from the south and KP from the...

Supreme Court expected to grant voting rights to Overseas Pakistanis

News Analysis | The case that aims to get voting rights for overseas Pakistanis has managed to finally reach the Supreme Court after a long...

Dubai’s state-owned DP World looks to take over companies to push...

James M Dorsey | The $6.85 billion acquisition in 2006 of Peninsular & Oriental (P&O) Steam Navigation Company, a storied British shipping and logistics company,...

Has Saleem Shahzad left MQM for PTI?

News Analysis | Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Saleem Shahzad called on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Tuesday and exchanged views on...

APC in Lahore: What will it achieve against the Sharif Family?

GVS News Analysis | At least 12 political parties, including smaller religious entities are set to attend the All Parties Conference (APC) called by Dr....

India could lose key allies in 2018 amid political unrest

M K Bhadrakumar | The South Block and Prime Ministers Office in New Delhi must anxiously count the nineteen days ahead as they spread the...

Saudi Arabia uses international chess tournament to polish tarnished image

James M Dorsey | Saudi Arabia’s hosting of an international chess tournament focuses attention on the fundamental problem wreaking havoc in international sports governance and shines a...

Should Milli Muslim League (MML) be registered as a political party?

News Analysis | The government of Pakistan has opposed the registration of Milli Muslim League (MML) as a political party with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)....

Why Student Unions need to be brought back in Pakistan

Muhammad Hassan | Youth Needs to Step Up I think it would not be news to your ears now if I say the youth of our...

Pakistan: Dethroning of a King by a court

Saad Rasool | The ongoing Panama Saga – which started in the Spring of 2016, when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released series...

Chief Justice defends Hudaibiya Paper Mills decision

News Analysis | On Saturday afternoon in Lahore, Chief Justice Saqib Nasir, held a press conference to clarify the role of the Supreme Court has...

Imran Khan’s disqualification case: Democratic gracefulness expected by all parties

News Analysis | Today is going to be yet another great day in the political history of Pakistan. Today the Supreme Court of Pakistan is...

China uses Belt and Road investment to shape Pakistan’s political climate

James M Dorsey | A Chinese decision to redevelop criteria for the funding of infrastructure projects that are part of the $50 billion plus China Pakistan Economic...

Fueling religious fires

Ikram Sehgal | The Indian War of Independence (or the 1857 Indian Mutiny as the British call it) did not start as a "War of...

Political unrest causes turmoil at Pakistan Stock Exchange

News Analysis | On Thursday, Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSE) witnessed a steep decline as the Karachi Stock Exchange plunged by a staggering 1123 points to...

Sindhi Cultural Day: One of Pakistan’s greatest strengths

News Analysis | Sindhi Cultural Day was celebrated throughout Sindh on Sunday, with great enthusiasm and fervour. The event celebrated on the first Sunday of...

Hard-realist Duterte vs. New People’s Army (NPA): The political discourse of...

Jumel G. Estrañero | Lo and behold, the long run running armed and threat group in the Philippines in the guise of the New People’s...

Crown Prince going after corrupt family members displays Saudi Hypocrisy

James M. Dorsey | Leave aside for a moment questions of due process. Analysis of  Saudi Arabia’s three largest corporate failures explains why Crown Prince...

Can PTI make Pakistan a welfare state?

Dr. Farid A Malik | Kaptaan has made a firm commitment that his Naya Pakistan will be a welfare state. In the sixties, Zulfiqar Ali...

NAB wants Nawaz & family on Exit Control List

News Analysis | Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's woes continued to deepen on Friday, as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) moved to put his name...

Dawn story challenged by South Waziristan administration

News Analysis | The political administration of South Waziristan acknowledged the circulation of pamphlets warning people against organizing “cultural and social activities” to include music...

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Cholistan Jeep Rally: Magsi takes the trophy again

News Desk | Nadir Magsi, Pakistan Peoples’ Party member for Sindh Provincial Assembly, won the Cholistan Desert Rally in the prepared category for the second...

PTI minister defends his party’s performance in KP

News Desk | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader and Minister of Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Muhammad Atif Khan, defended his party against the allegations of...

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News Desk | Jennifer Aniston has issued a statement addressing reports she is interacting with her ex-husband Brad Pitt as a shoulder to lean on...

Declaring Pakistan state sponsor of terrorism will lead to an irreversible...

News Desk | In a seminar on “Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan” at Woodrow Wilson Center on February 13, 2018, three renowned...

MQM drama continues: Farooq Sattar elected party chief again

News Desk | Farooq Sattar has been elected as the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener in the intraparty elections held on Sunday. The elections were...

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