Category Archives: Pakistan

Top US offical on quiet Pakistan visit to improve ties

By Baqir Sajjad Syed A senior United States National Security Council official has been quietly visiting the federal capital amid reports that both sides are giving ‘behind-the-scenes’ efforts aimed at fixing the strains in ties more chances to avoid a

Indian hegemonic design with increasing defense budget and its implications ‘Bringing India to negotiating table is only sensible option for regional peace,

The 1973 Constitution of Pakistan should be taught in schools so that the children learn at a tender age what their rights and duties are and what the core principles on which the Constitution is based are. “The schools in

Missile defence systems denting deterrence

By Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal Since the announcement of the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review of the United States, Chinese and Russians have shown enthusiasm for the development of missile shield. The Americans have already been investing gigantically in the perfection

Pakistan Day The other 99 percent of the Pakistan story

By Riaz Haq As Pakistanis celebrate the 78th anniversary of the Lahore Resolution of 1940 on March 23 this year, it’s time to ask the following questions: How is Pakistan doing? What is the reality? How is it perceived? The

Baloch separatist leader defects in Moscow, blames India for hijacking struggle

Dr. Jumma Marri Baloch, a prominent leader of the Baloch independence movement and designer of the separatist flag, recently renounced his decades-long campaign against Pakistan while attending a Pakistani Unity Day event last weekend in Moscow, where Sputnik’s Andrew Korybko

Pakistani military’s conventional deterrence Against India’s cold start doctrine

By Riaz Haq It is widely assumed that India enjoys substantial conventional military superiority over Pakistan. Many speculate that the difference between the conventional military strengths of the two South Asian rivals is so great that Pakistan would be forced

Sino – Japan relations

The bilateral relations between the world’s two leading economies have undergone a drastic paradigm shift in last couple of years; the issues of contention that long characterised the relations between China and Japan have been replaced with economic and trade

The grey list failure

By Atta-Ur-Rahman Pakistan faced an enormous foreign policy failure recently when it was placed on the ‘grey list’ of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global money laundering watchdog. The failure of our foreign policy is of such a

Hard choices ahead for a ‘Soft State’

By Munir Akram In his well-researched book, “A Hard Country”, Anatol Lieven attributed Pakistan’s survival from persistent internal and external crises to the extraordinary resilience of Pakistan’s people and society. Unlike its people, Pakistan’s rulers, drawn from its privileged elite,

Keeping Pakistan’s nukes safe

Pakistan has always been a responsible member of the IAEA, adopting several safety legislation and maintaining a high level of security By Beenish Altaf Pakistan has very recently conveyed to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) its intention to subscribe to