Shaukat Qadir

Andrew Korybko | “Israel”  volunteered to share its intelligence on Iran with Saudi Arabia. “Lt. Gen.” Gadi Eisenkot  publicly made the proposal late last week when he spoke about the possibility for a “new international alliance in the region”, with “Energy Minister” Yuval Steinitz later admitting what most people had already known by now which is that “Israel” is coordinating with...
Nawaz Sharif
Shaukat Qadir | It seems Nawaz Sharif has finally left the political scene. But time will tell. His political history makes interesting reading. His real political career started in 1980 when, as a protégé of the military establishment, he was selected to be Finance Minister Punjab. Although he had joined Pakistan Muslim League in 1976, he was obscure till selected by...
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Shaukat Qadir | Soon after the investigations of the JIT began to extend to, virtually, the entire Sharif family and became increasingly intensive, rumors began surfacing to the effect that the army was unhappy with the PM and desirous of his ouster. Rumors are very insidious. Since they usually begin with word-of-the mouth insinuations, it is impossible to trace their origins...
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Shaukat Qadir | In the Chinese language, if you say, “May you live in interesting times”; it’s a curse. Pakistan seems to have spent its life in ‘interesting times’. The uncertainty has been more or less, never absent. Except perhaps in the period of Ayub Khan’s first five years. I am beginning to wonder if this is a competitive fact. Are...
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Shaukat Qadir | It took all these years of death, torture, rape, and mayhem on the hapless people of Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) for the world to finally awaken to their sufferings at the hands of Indian state forces. Ironically, just as the world seems to have awakened, Pakistan seems to have lost interest. One can only wonder why? When the indigenous uprising...