Pakistan key to Middle East peace

(By KHALID MUHAMMAD) If one thing has become clear to the regimes of the Middle East, it’s that without Pakistan and her Army, they can’t win wars.

During the recent onslaught on Yemen, the Saudis, as well as the rest of the Middle East, learned that they don’t have the expertise or battle-readiness to fight . . . → Read More: Pakistan key to Middle East peace

Modi needs to change Indian mindset about Pakistan

Of all the hopes raised by Narendra Modi’s election as prime minister of India one year ago, perhaps the grandest was ending the toxic, decades-long rivalry with Pakistan. Inviting his counterpart Nawaz Sharif to the swearing-in — remarkably, a first since their nations were born out of the British Raj in 1947 — was a . . . → Read More: Modi needs to change Indian mindset about Pakistan

Christine Fair’s failed logic

Ms Fair’s articles no longer make waves. They are so tiring and boring and the topic is always the same — Pakistan. This time the title of her latest is — Honor our Fallen By Getting Real on Pakistan — and sadly she honors no one, certainly not the fallen, by yet another . . . → Read More: Christine Fair’s failed logic

CPEC – Challenges and prospects

The government and the opposition parties are set to clinch a deal on the China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) routes as backchannel contacts have yielded positive results.Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that there were no differences, but ‘misunderstandings’ among the parties.

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Terrorism becomes India’s state policy

By Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

True colors of extreme-right BJP government are now showing from the actions and statements of PM Modi’s government and cabinet members. The statement by Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar that terrorism will be used to counter any terrorist attack is troubling especially since India is a . . . → Read More: Terrorism becomes India’s state policy

Indian Minister: Beef eaters go to Pakistan

In comments set to embarrass the Narendra Modi government days before it completes a year in office, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said “those who cannot survive without eating beef, should go to Pakistan.”

Naqvi, who is the Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs, was responding to India Today Group consulting editor . . . → Read More: Indian Minister: Beef eaters go to Pakistan

Zardari defying political logic

By Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

Today [20th May 2015] Hamid Mir of Capital Talk interviewed former President Mr. Asif Ali Zardari. Here is link to the program:

In the interview President Zardari stated that during his tenure there were no political prisoners. I don’t know what he means by . . . → Read More: Zardari defying political logic

The sleep must end now

Thomas R. Pickering Working Group Chair The Century Foundation Press • New York

The Report of The Century Foundation International Working Group on Pakistan

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Christine Fair lost in propaganda

Christine Fair’s most recent article (tirade) — ‘America’s Pakistan Policy is Sheer Madness’ is a true masterpiece of distortion and opinionated utterances. She calls members of the US Congress, White House, Departments of Defense and State pusillanimous besides faulting them for not just a flawed policy but a policy that harms US interests. . . . → Read More: Christine Fair lost in propaganda

Asking the right questions

By Aisha Sarwari

It goes without saying that when a guest comes to your house you don’t ask difficult questions. This is perhaps why Imam Kaaba Sheikh Al-Ghamdi was so overwhelmed by the love and support he got from Pakistanis during his visit here. This is actually supported by a Pew Research Centre . . . → Read More: Asking the right questions