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Trump supports improved background checks on gun buyers

AFP | US President Donald Trump signaled support Monday for improving background gun checks amid mounting pressure for reform in the wake of the Florida...

Under Foreign Pressure: Punjab government seizes assets of JuD and its...

News Analysis | Punjab government has swiftly acted on a notification issued by the federal government to seize all the moveable and immovable assets of...

Muslim singer forced to quit French show over terror posts

AFP | A French Muslim singer who became an overnight star after dazzling judges on a TV talent show quit the contest Friday after coming...

Is the Ayatollah serious about Islamic Revolutionary Guard divestments?

Andrew Korybko | The Ayatollah ordered the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the country’s conventional military forces to divest their holdings in the economy....

Ahsan Iqbal and Chaudhry Nisar clash over visa policy

News Analysis | The issues of a liberal visa policy and the status of International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) were discussed in the National Assembly (NA)...

Bilateral trade with Afghanistan reduced to $500M

News Analysis | The bilateral trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan has been reduced by almost 2 billion dollars in the past few years. President of...

Government not serious about PIA claims Aviation Advisor

News Analysis | Days after the federal privatisation minister claimed that the government is committed to selling off the core business of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) before April...

Shehbaz Sharif delivers angry speech after NAB hearing

News Analysis | Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif appeared before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday. He was summoned for an inquiry for...

#JusticeForZainab

Saad Rasool | There are no words to express the grief, the shock, and the anger that people of Pakistan feels at the death of...

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...

Protests in Iran posing threats to Saudi and US policymakers

James M. Dorsey | If Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s chequered foreign policy track record is anything to go by, Iran could tempt him...

US-Pakistan military alliances: Lessons for USA

Jamal Hussain | Introduction The history of Pakistan – USA military alliances goes back to 1954 when as a member of CENTO and SEATO Pakistan became...

Dishonourable discharge

Dr. Farid A Malik | Decency demands an honourable exit. Dishonourable discharge is deplorable. In disciplined institutions, such termination is considered terminal with no return....

COAS wants good relations with India but “it takes two to...

News Analysis | In a major gesture, Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa reportedly said the military was ready to back the political leadership's initiative...

Can the depreciating rupee rescue the government in the next polls?

Waqas Shabbir | The depreciation of the rupee has led to a debate throughout the country. Though, the bulk of the commentators believe it to...

Pope arrives in Bangladesh after controversial Myanmar visit

AFP Pope Francis on Thursday arrived in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees have sought sanctuary after fleeing a crackdown in neighbouring...

Zahid Hamid finally resigns after pressure from protestors

News Analysis | PTV early this morning announced that the Law Minister Zahid Hamid has sent his resignation to the PM Shahid Khaqqan to take...

Pakistan welcomes Gen. Nicholson’s offer to target Tehreek-e-Taliban

News Analysis | On Wednesday, Islamabad welcomed the US offer of targeting the hideouts of the Tehreek-e-Taliban, a group that is using Afghan soil to...

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...

Pakistan in midst of a fourth generation war?

News Desk | Dr. Farrukh Saleem has written often about the fourth generation war that Pakistan is facing. GVS Managing editor, Najma Minhas, spoke with...

Can football help end Gulf crisis?

James M. Dorsey | A target of massive Saudi investment, the Maldives severed diplomatic relations with Qatar hours after a Saudi-UAE-led alliance of largely financially...

Nawaz & lieutenants discuss ‘future’; Where: London?

News Analysis | Senior leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) including Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has arrived in London for an important meeting....

Consequences of abrogating Iran nuclear deal

James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump’s targeting of a two-year-old agreement curtailing Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons could not only spark...

Pakistan’s economy at a tipping point

Mohammad Zubair Khan | It has only been a year since a $6.2bn International Monetary Fund programme in Pakistan was completed, and the markets are...

USA wants strong defense ties with India: Will military pressure mount...

News Analysis | The Trump administration has told the US lawmakers that defense ties with India are indispensable to the bilateral ties between the two...

The Nuclear Crisis reaches a tipping point as Putin warns against...

News analysis | Russian President, Vladimir Putin has warned against the imposition of tougher sanctions and military pressure on Pyongyang as he feels that instead of...

PML-N’s problems’ cut deeper than Nawaz

Salman Hassan | It is quite inconceivable to suggest that a political party that commands a majority in parliament, has a serving head of state,...

Pakistan suspends talks with the US amid mounting tensions

News analysis | Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said that Islamabad has suspended talks and bilateral visits with the US in protest to the anti-Pakistan tirade...

Iran joins China, Russia and Pakistan in rejecting Trump’s Afghan policy

News Analysis | Iran has flayed the US over its new South Asia policy and has asked that country to end interference in the affairs...

Will the JIT be able to handle PML-N’s pressure?

Imtiaz Gul | A big question surrounding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s appearance before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was whether he will draw on documents...

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