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A soldier’s romance with martyrdom

Samson Simon Sharaf | Colonel Sohail Abid Raja our little soldier boy was commissioned in First Sindh Regiment (Fakhar e Sindh). We called him Raja...

Manzoor Pashteen’s PTM: A ‘Rights Movement’ or a new ‘Regional Agenda’?

Moeed Pirzada | Ahmed Khan, (not his original name) waits in his car behind a long line of other vehicles, for his turn to be...

TAPI: A Dreamer’s Pipe-dream becoming reality?

Marvin G. Weinbaum & Samad Sadri | Global demand for energy is increasing and natural gas consumption is growing faster than for oil and coal. In...

Hazaras calls off strike as COAS assures security

News Analysis | On Wednesday, the protesting Hazara community in Quetta called off its sit-ins and protest after COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa met the...

Chief Justice of Pakistan on a mission to reform the justice...

News Analysis | Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar said that formulating the laws in not judiciary’s prerogative, rather, it is the duty of legislators...

PTI must change tactics to enlarge its vote-bank in Balochistan

News Analysis | Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan had to face humiliation following a brawl between two rival groups of the party during a...

Will devolution make Pakistan stronger?

Dr. Farid A Malik | Each province shall, by law, establish a local government system and devolve political, administrative, and financial responsibility and authority to the...

Fawad Khan makes online media debut with new web series

News Desk | Fawad Khan is set to make his first-ever appearance in a web series as he features in a five-episode online family drama....

Militants target and kill four FC officers in Quetta

AFP with additional input from News Desk | Gunmen on Wednesday killed four paramilitary policemen in an ambush in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Balochistan,...

Ban imposed on religious service at unauthorized churches

News Analysis | On January 15th 2018, the authorities decided to ban service in unauthorized churches in Abbottabad. The security officials stated that this decision...

Quetta blast: were parliamentarians the target?

News Analysis | The police and intelligence agencies are still trying to assess the target of yesterday’s Quetta attack. They are of the opinion that...

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...

Christian killings near holidays strongly suggests foreign involvement

Malik Muzammil | The bomb blast at a Methodist Church in Quetta on the 17th marked another terrible day for Pakistan during the month of...

Suicide bombing in Quetta church kills 9

AFP | A suicide bomb attack on a Pakistan church claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least eight people and wounded 30 during...

United against terrorism

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The terrorist organisations have been targeting Pakistan since the commencement of war on terrorism. Devastating suicidal attacks and bombings bloodied...

Quetta bleeds again: Why Balochistan continues to be on terror hit...

News Analysis | At least 7 people including 5 policemen were martyred and 22 injured in a suicide car bomb attack in Sariab road on...

Quetta carnage continues, will there be a respite?

News Analysis | On Monday, five persons including three belonging to the Hazara community have again been targeted and killed and one injured. Police stated...

Is Pakistan as extremist as portrayed by western media?

Afrah Jamal | ‘Finding a Safe Place for Pakistani Christians’ by Marijana PETIR, Member of the European Parliament – finds systemic persecution in Pakistan’s backyard,...

Ansar-ul-Sharia: A new challenge for Law Enforcement Agencies

News Analysis | Ansar-ul-Sharia, the latest name to enter the club of the banned outfits, is a militant group that made a failed assassination attempt...

Urbanization in Pakistan

Saud Bin Ahsen| Urbanization can be defined as the increase in population in urban areas rather than rural areas. Urbanization results from three different and not...

Washington wants decisive action from Pakistan

News Analysis | The US on Wednesday reiterated the need for Pakistan to act against alleged sanctuaries present on its soil. This was asserted by...

Pak-Afghan blame game: who reaps the benefits?

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan and Afghanistan relations worsened incalculably in the recent weeks. Both Islamabad and Kabul have been accusing each other. Neither...

The “Kafirs” of Parachinar and (perhaps) Quetta and Karachi and the...

Haider Mehdi | Friday, 23rd June, Parachinar. 74 Shia "Kafirs", who happened to be fasting on Jummat ul Widaa, are killed in a terrorist attack...

When and why terror groups synchronize or coordinate violent acts: Learning...

Muhammad Feyyaz | When and why terrorists vary violence has been investigated adequately in extant terrorism literature. However, the question when and why terror groups...

Ties with Kabul all-set to further vitiate

News Analysis | The spokesman of the Pakistani military, Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that the attacks in Quetta and Parachinar are linked to...

Is it high time for international cricket to return to Pakistan?

News Analysis | Legendary cricketers Sir Vivian Richards and Ian Chappell have called for the return of international cricket to Pakistan. They feel that the...

Naval sailors attacked in Baluchistan: another attempt to slow down CPEC?

News Analysis | Two Navy sailors were martyred and at least three others were wounded when their vehicle was attacked in the Jiwani area of...

Abdullah Abdullah denies allegations of conspiring against Pakistan

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan’s Chief Executive, has said that Afghanistan neither has the capacity nor the intention to destabilize Pakistan. This statement came days...

When will the criminal silence of the state over Shia killings...

Saad Rasool | On Thursday, last week, 24 innocent Shias were killed, and more than 100 others got injured, as a car bomb ripped through...

Pakistan: Defying the Adversary’s Hybrid Warfare

Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal| Pakistan has encountered grave internal and external security challenges since its birth. Its adversaries, particularly India,  endeavored to realize their malicious...

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