Living on loans

By Azim M Mian Pakistani officials who were on a long official trip to the US, which started in early October, for negotiating the revival of the $6 billion loan IMF package More »

IMF seeks closure of public entities’ accounts in banks

Global lender wants government to roll out TSAII system this fiscal year By Shahbaz Rana The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has placed a condition on Pakistan to close all the bank accounts More »

Dr. AQ Khan A unanimously beloved personality of the nation

By Tahir Mehmood Awan Mohsin-e-Pakistan, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan has passed away many days ago but people continue to visit his grave, including from ordinary citizens to his office-mates and security forces More »

Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum ISI’s unorthodox military general

Lt. Gen Nadeem Anjum, the new DG ISI, is undoubtedly a man with profound sentiment and who has a flair for embracing the bitter realities. According to Jan Achakzai, a geopolitical analyst, More »

Pakistan and its war against terrorism

By Asif Haroon Raja A defense & security analyst terrorism in Pakistan is down, but by no means out. The number of terror attacks and the number of resulting fatalities has started More »


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Civilians among four killed in Kashmir, families demand bodies Families also accuse the Indian forces of using the two civilians as ‘human shields’ during a deadly gun battle in Srinagar. By Rifat Fareed | 15 Nov 2021 Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir

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FO rejects ‘arbitrary’ US assessment of religious freedom By: Kamran Yousuf |November 18, 2021 ISLMABAD: Pakistan has rejected what it calls “arbitrary and selective assessment” by the United States of its religious freedom credentials, saying the exclusion of India from

War of Nerves

Mirza Kashif Baig Editor                           The world is increasingly becoming inhumane and chaotic. With each passing day, humanity is becoming nonexistent. Human lives have become worthless and are being


A unanimously beloved

Father of Pakistan’s nuclear programme’ Abdul Qadeer Khan dies (10 Oct, 2021) Pakistani atomic scientist died after being transferred to the hospital with lung problems. Abdul Qadeer Khan, revered as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear programme, has died at 85.

Nuclear-wise, India is seriously handicapped

Nuclear-wise, India is seriously handicapped3

By Bharat Karnad A decision approving a series of test firings of the Agni-5 intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) has been pending for the last 10 years. When it was finally taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi it was done,

China taps in the Bhutanese nail in India’s strategic coffin

China taps in the Bhutanese nail in India’s strategic coffin2

Modi going to inspect a Guard of Honour presented by the Bhutanese Army in Thimpu By Bharat Karnad “Who will not want a friend and a neighbour like Bhutan?” an elated Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked rhetorically, after wrapping up

Bharat bandh – Making of farmers’ revolution

Bharat bandh - Making of farmers' revolution1

In the last 10 months, the agitation against the three farm laws has spread from being a ‘regional protest’ to a nationwide movement By Indra Shekhar Singh It was September 27 and a Bharat bandh. And amidst a blooming cotton

Why is Washington encouraging India to confront Pakistan?

Why South East Asian countries should30

By Brian Cloughley India and Pakistan share a long border and do not get along well, to put it mildly.  The main cause of disagreement is the divided territory of Kashmir which as long ago as 1948 necessitated UN Security

IAF’s goofs and Delhi’s post-Pulwama debacle

IAF's goofs and Delhi's post-Pulwama debacle1

A Post-mortem By Bharat Karnad Many things are incomprehensible when pondering the post-Pulwama developments. The nature of the retaliation is one issue, and India’s reluctance to say anything, do anything, that would be taken askance by China, is another. If

Insecure national security

Insecure national security1

The irony is that the real threat to national security now comes from those who believe they are protecting it. How will it help the cause of national security if ordinary people start to live in fear of their shadows