In light of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s second official visit to the US since 2013, the media was abuzz with speculating what the agenda of the meeting would be. With Obama’s decision to retain troops in Afghanistan till 2017, this meeting gained even more significance as the decision meant that the two countries will continue . . . → Read More: Obama-Sharif meeting: An agenda behind the agenda?
Mr Dhruva Jaishankar’s article — The Definition of Insanity is US Af-Pak Strategy — is perfectly in line with the current anti-Pakistan insanity sweeping India. What is amazing is that Foreign Policy published it. Mr Jaishankar starts by quoting Donald Trump when he calls US leaders stupid and losers. He links this to the top . . . → Read More: The absurdness unlimited
(By Asif Haroon Raja) By the time PPP regime took over in March 2008 Fazlullah had created a state within state in Swat and adjoining districts. Former President Zardari and PM Gilani were forced to order a big operation in Swat in April 2009 after Fazlullah broke the peace deal signed two months earlier and . . . → Read More: The bumpy path of war against terror
China on Sunday condemned the brazen Taleban attack on a Pakistani air force camp near Peshawar that killed 42 people, including 29 security personnel, and vowed to support Pakistan’s fight against terrorism.
“We condemn the attack which caused severe losses of lives, and we express our condolences to the families of the victims,” said Chinese . . . → Read More: Pakistan gets full support from China in Fight against terrorism
(By Irfan Ghauri) Beset with charges of corruption and flagrant mismanagement in Sindh, the Pakistan Peoples Party, which had coalition governments at the centre and in three provinces from 2008 to 2013, is in hot water. And many within the PPP believe a change of command could salvage their foundering party.
According to them, a . . . → Read More: Can PPP be brought back to life?
Ever since its creation in December 2007, Pakistan’s most vicious terrorist group the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been at odds with the country’s mainstream media. At times coalescing and often intimidating, particularly against journalists whose parent companies would deny space for the TTP propaganda. Ironically, in the absence of stringent enforcement of regulations of the . . . → Read More: TTP’s need for media presence
(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
Minorities in Pakistan have been under attack for years. In the months since the atrocious attack on school children in Peshawar, that left 141 dead, 132 of them children, Pakistani authorities enacted theNational Action Plan (NAP), a comprehensive document of interventions designed to combat and eradicate militancy in the country. Since the NAP came into . . . → Read More: Militant assault on minorities in Pakistan
The US drone strike in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan has reportedly killed 13 militants belonging to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other affiliated groups on March 24, 2015. The area targeted in the drone strike was near the Khyber Agency, a region that has become a battleground for the military in its fight against . . . → Read More: Finally Pak, Afghan and US objectives converge
Mohammed Umer Daudzai recently penned an article that got featured in the New York Times where he voiced serious concerns over Ashraf Ghani’s foreign policy with regards to Pakistan. A former interior minister of Afghanistan and having previously served as an ambassador to Iran and Pakistan, there is no denying the fact that the . . . → Read More: A leap of faith