How Germany and Canada handle their federal states

Pakistan, Germany, Canada and America have certain similarities in their federalism but every society has its own problems and traditions.  The spirit of federalism is fresh in Pakistan which needs debates among politicians to harmonise the system.

These were the views of speakers at a seminar on International Experiences of Federalism at the National Institute . . . → Read More: How Germany and Canada handle their federal states

Saudi Pilots refuse to follow orders, US-Led Coalition in danger

The US-led coalition against the ISIS seems to be crumbling as there have been reports on social media that several “Saudi pilots” have allegedly refused to fly missions to bomb ISIS targets.

The report, which was confirmed by an Iraqi journalist and political analyst, is bound to have severe repercussions not only on the coalition, . . . → Read More: Saudi Pilots refuse to follow orders, US-Led Coalition in danger

Ms Robin L Raphel never liked India, was that her mistake

American investigators intercepted a conversation this year in which a Pakistani official suggested that his government was receiving American secrets from a prominent former State Department diplomat, officials said, setting off an espionage investigation that has stunned diplomatic circles here.

That conversation led to months of secret surveillance on the former diplomat, . . . → Read More: Ms Robin L Raphel never liked India, was that her mistake

Russia disappointed with Modi’s new foreign policy

This would go down as one of the worst strategic and diplomatic failures of India in recent times. Russia has stepped up its rapprochement with India’s arch-rival Pakistan just as India is getting closer to the United States.

The unthinkable happened on 20 November when Russia– India’s tried and trusted friend, ally and strategic partner . . . → Read More: Russia disappointed with Modi’s new foreign policy

Being Pakistani

By Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

There is a lot of debate about the two nation theory and whether it was the right approach to demand a separate country for Indian Muslims. But the real question we should be asking is what the national identity of Pakistan is today. The utility of two nation theory expired . . . → Read More: Being Pakistani

The end justifies the means?

I remember reading an Urdu short story as a child based on Nazir Ahmad’s novel Mirat-ul-Uroos. The story was based on two sisters; the older sister Akbari was a spoilt child, bad tempered, negligent and poorly educated while Asghari was modest, educated and hardworking. While Akbari suffered after marriage due to her temperament, . . . → Read More: The end justifies the means?

Balochistan – A better future as part of Pakistan

(By S M Hali) If like-minded groups in Balochistan, of which there is no dearth, join hands, the issue of the uplift of Balochistan can be resolved.

The Baloch Council of North America (BCNA), headed by Dr Wahid Baloch, has decided to write a new chapter in the history of Balochistan by dissolving the pro-independence Baloch . . . → Read More: Balochistan – A better future as part of Pakistan

Tharparkar: a case of negligence

“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.”

The situation in drought-hit Tharparkar is critical; the death toll reached 55 in just 44 days as another child died of malnutrition on Thursday. In the past three years, more than 500 lives have been lost . . . → Read More: Tharparkar: a case of negligence

USA’s lost wars

“Lord of our far-flung battle-line, Beneath whose awful Hand we hold Dominion over palm and pine— Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget—lest we forget!

Far-called, our navies melt away; On dune and headland sinks the fire: Lo, all our pomp of yesterday Is one with Nineveh and Tyre! Judge of . . . → Read More: USA’s lost wars

Bush & Cheney owe the world a huge apology – Tomas Young

By Tomas Young

Editor’s Note: News came yesterday that Tomas Young, an Iraq war vet turned anti-war activist, had passed away in Seattle at the age of 34. Tomas enlisted in the Army just two days after the 9/11 attacks. Following his training at Ft. Hood, Texas he was deployed to Iraq and paralyzed after being shot . . . → Read More: Bush & Cheney owe the world a huge apology – Tomas Young