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Ayesha Gulalai set to launch PTI-Gulalai on Friday

News Desk | After Imran Khan’s third marriage with Bushra Maneka, the nation is set to receive some more good news from the PTI camp...

Are PML-N actions threatening democracy in Pakistan?

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi took his party PML-N’s tirade against the judiciary to the Parliament on Monday when he openly criticized...

Rabita Committee says Farooq Sattar’s cannot alone nominate candidates for Senate...

News Analysis | The divide between the two factions of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has deepened after the Rabita Committee’s press conference on Friday, stripping...

MQM fails to agree on candidates for Senate elections

News Analysis | The dispute between Muttahida Qaumi Movement- Pakistan (MQM-P) members has failed to resolve even after three days. The MQM-P has failed to...

Senate elections: How many seats is each party expected to win?

News Analysis | Senate elections are taking place on 3rd March as announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The final date for submission...

Ishaq Dar among PML-N nominees for Senate elections

News Analysis | Former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is among the shortlisted candidates of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for the upcoming Senate elections as claimed...

US suspends economic aid to Pakistan

News Analysis | On February 6, 2018 the US House of Representatives joined the Senate to end economic aid to Pakistan through a bill which...

Divide in MQM-P again: Ostensibly over senate tickets?

News Analysis | The upcoming Senate elections on 3rd March have exposed the inner rifts between the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) as Dr Farooq Sattar,...

100 million trees to be planted in Pakistan over five years

News Analysis | The Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change was briefed on Monday that 100 million trees will be planted all over the country...

Pakistan’s ambitions for 2018

Ikram Sehgal | Events of national significance tend to linger on in our combined memories for some time, even then 2018 ushered in hopes of...

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...

US to Pakistan: no reimbursements if action not taken against LET

News Analysis | The US Congress while authorizing the disbursement of  $700 million in Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to Pakistan for the support it lends...

Child abuse continues unabated in Pakistan

News Analysis | A report compiled by an NGO that works against sexual abuse of children has declared that more than 1700 child abuse cases have been...

Punjab to cede 9 seats to KP & Balochistan in next...

News Analysis | Speaker of the National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said Punjab will lose 9 national assembly seats in the next general elections....

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...

Pakistan Army’s position on Economy & Sharif dynasty’s need for chaos?

 Syed Haider Raza Mehdi | I think this may be the beginning of a move to build public opinion for a possible interim arrangement to...

PML-N : A Private Limited Company or a Political Party ?

News Analysis | The Central Executive Committee of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday approved an amendment to the party's constitution which allows a...

Lawmakers using the constitution for legitimizing forgery !

News Analysis | The upper house of the Parliament passed an election bill and rejected a proposal by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) to retain...

Ishaq Dar: Difficult times ahead..?

News Analysis | On Wednesday, The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) moved to freeze all moveable and immovable properties of federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in...

Kim Jong-Un’s slogan of freedom doesn’t make him lunatic

Waqas Shabbir |  In absolute terms, North Korean aggression is not a right way to go about things, but in relative terms, any sovereign country...

Metro Bus Multan scandal turning into Shahbaz’s Panamagate?

News Analysis | Multan’s Metro Bus project has been the subject of much speculation after it was revealed that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SECP)...

Chabahar: A new transit route

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | India, Iran, and Afghanistan have been laboring to establish a new transit route. The new transit route would link Afghanistan and...

Jinnah’s 11th August Speech and our democratic values!

News Desk | In a bid to ensure institutional balance and harmony the upper house of parliament has decided to hold an intra-institutional dialogue among key institutions...

Nehal Hashmi to face anti-terrorism court

On Friday, A sessions court reassigned the case against Senator Nehal Hashmi to an anti-terrorism court after charges of terrorism were added to the...

Comey’s highly anticipated hearing brings tensions to a boil

James Comey, ousted FBI chief, accused the White House of lies and defamation on Thursday, in an explosive testimony that purportedly exposed President Donald...

Bakhtawar Bhutto says “This is not Islam”; Ramazan bill attracts the...

The senate has recently passed a bill with which has attached severe punishments to eating and drinking in public during Ramazan. The bill is has...

Husain Haqqani Paradox: Why in a democracy questions are being asked...

News Analysis The article published by Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. during the PPP’s government, in the Washington Post, has caught everyone’s attention in...

Can the US’s constitutional set-up keep Donald Trump in check?

The idea of Donald Trump as the most powerful individual in the world has generated a great deal of anxiety. Trump proposed to ban...

Continuing scourge of honor killing in Pakistan

On December 1, a man and a woman were killed in the name of honor in Batyari village, Tank. The same day, the Pakistan...

Punjab Woman Protection Act & politics of NGOs & religion?

Moeed Pirzada | Pakistan’s religious parties have made an interesting political move. While in public and media consciousness they are identified as ‘spoilers’ who resist...

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