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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...

Inclusive Development Index: Pakistan scores higher than India

News Analysis | Pakistan has been ranked at 47th place among emerging economies on the Inclusive Development Index, ahead of India at 62nd place. China,...

Petrol prices rise exponentially

News Analysis | The Pakistani people woke up to a nasty New Year’s gift; a petrol price hike bomb. On 31st December 2017, the government...

After Nepal, Maldives raises specter of waning Indian influence

News Analysis | A newspaper in Maldives has raked up a political storm after publishing an editorial that is critical of Indian Prime Minister Narendar...

India’s ethno-terror proxies: From East Pakistan to CPEC

News Analysis | 16 December 2017 marks the 46th year since the fall of Dhaka to the Indian Army in the war of 1971. The...

PSL 3 to start in February with Karachi hosting the final

News Analysis | The third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 will start on February 22nd, 2018. The first match of the PSL...

Gulf rift can benefit South Asian countries

James M Dorsey | The rift between the Gulf countries and Qatar has created a space for Asian countries to step in to engage with...

Why India has no interest in another regime change in Sri...

 M K Bhadrakumar | The visit by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Delhi ended almost unnoticed but for a remark by the Official Spokesman...

International cricket back with a bang: Pakistan welcomes West Indies

Reuters | Pakistan will host West Indies in a three-match Twenty20 series in March and the Caribbean side will be playing in the South Asian...

Beyond big game hunting: the ‘Quadrilateral’ meeting

Suhasini Haidar | By accepting an invitation to join the Japan-proposed, U.S.-endorsed plan for a “Quadrilateral” grouping including Australia to provide alternative debt financing for...

Witchcraft helped Sri Lanka win test series, says Chandimal

News Desk | On Tuesday, Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lankan Test Skipper said that witchcraft helped his team win the test series against Pakistan. Chandimal told the...

South Asians remain hungrier than Botswana, Iraq & North Korea!

News Analysis | Home to the largest concentration of population on Earth, the region of South Asia has performed dismally in the current Global Hunger...

Internal and external security challenges to Pakistan

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal |  Pakistan internal and external situation is complex. The transformation in the global politics and change of government in the country...

World XI arrives in Lahore for the Independence Cup

News Analysis | The 13-member squad of the World XI arrived in Lahore on Monday to take part in the historic three-match Independence Cup. The...

Islamic Radicalism: A Product of Western Imperialism

Nauman Sadiq | Peaceful, or not, Islam is only a religion just like any other cosmopolitan religion whether it’s Christianity, Buddhism or Hinduism. Instead of...

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...

The power of belief behind Pakistan’s triumphant victory!

Ali Bhurgri | There is a little kid, waiting on the street to cross the road. He is scared and anxiety-struck and it’s not his...

What a time it is to be a Pakistan cricket fan!

Khawar Latif Khan | From the time when, arguably, Pakistan's strongest cricket team ever, lost the final of World Cup '99 - and did not...

“Sri Lanka’s struggle for peace and its lessons for Pakistan and...

Ex-President & Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, will be in Islamabad, between June 20 and June 22. He will be accompanied by...

Sarfraz and Amir push the unpredictable Pakistan into the Semifinals

News Analysis | The vibrant Pakistani crowd at the Sophia Gardens got full value for money as Pakistan edged out Sri Lanka and qualified for...

Pseudo-quarter final: Can Pakistan beat Sri Lanka at Cardiff?

Shahid Afridi | The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is alive and kicking after the stunning upsets. Pakistan’s win over South Africa and Sri Lanka’s resounding...

The underdogs have made the Champions Trophy a real spectacle

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | The seemingly lopsided and rain-hit Champions Trophy has drastically entered a very riveting and interesting phase. With three matches remaining...

8 teams, one aim: The Champions Trophy starts Today

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | The 8th edition ICC Champions Trophy kicks off today when hosts England take on the ever-improving Bangladesh at The Oval...

Indian Army, Navy and Air forces join hands: who is the...

Ikram Sehgal | India’s newly annunciated "Joint Armed Forces Doctrine" envisaging force projection beyond its borders mandates that the three services, Army, Navy, and Air...

CPEC: Is the sovereignty of Pakistan being compromised?

James M. Dorsey | A leaked long-term plan for China’s massive $56 billion investment in Pakistan, projects the goals of the Beijing’s One Belt, One Road initiative...

Is it politics that makes us negative?

Huma Zafar | Driving to work, I observe people on the road and in traffic. There is usually a stern expression or a frown, most...

The “peaceful” Buddhists take up arms against Muslims

Michael Jerryson | The recent violence in southern Thailand began on 4 January 2004, when Malay Muslim insurgents invaded a Thai Army depot in the...

Kulbhushan’s death sentence: a “Circuit Breaker” or “Grand Bargain”?

Imtiaz Gul | The conviction to death of Kulbhushan Jadhav through a Field General Court Martial came as a surprise to the majority of Pakistanis....

Malaysian Court convicts activist for screening human rights documentary

A human rights activist was found guilty by a Malaysian court of violating the country's Film Censorship Act, which bans the screening of videos...

PSL to end without Afridi

Shahid Khan Afridi, the celebrated Pakistani all-rounder will not be taking part in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final. The player reported through his social...

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Do We need to Worry about Pakistan’s Planned Troop Deployment in...

News Desk | On Friday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved the decision to send Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia under a longstanding defense cooperation between...

PadMan’s director upset that Pakistan not showing movie

PadMan director Balki says he is planning a special screening of a movie for Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai. He says that the...

Emma Watson welcomes new guidelines to tackle harassment

News Desk | On Wednesday, Feminist and Hollywood actress Emma Watson stood in support of the new guidelines developed to tackle harassment and bullying in...

Is PTI facing an existential crisis?

News Desk | Senior Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Kasuri claims that her party, PTI, is facing an existential threat. She said this while addressing...

Government sets in motion PIA privatization process

News Desk | The government of Pakistan has decided to start the long-awaited privatization of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airline (PIA). Prime Minister...

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