Category Archives: Pakistan

The mystery behind Reko Diq scramble unfolds

As the Balochistan political crisis explodes into world headlines with talk of independence and self-determination for the Baloch, a group of highly influential and internationally connected strongmen in Pakistan is quietly, but desperately, scrambling to get control of the world’s

New PSDP book printed after budget presentation

By Shahbaz Rana The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has printed a new book of Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) after presentation of budget in the National Assembly to include over 50 projects of its allied party  in a blatant use

Eyes on the prize

The Nuclear Suppliers Group is a multilateral export control regime and a group of nuclear supplier countries that seek to prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons.

Imran Khan and the state of medina

By Saeed Qureshi Imran Khan’s aim and manifesto to turn Pakistan into a later day state of Medina ignores the huge cultural, educational, social, economic technological, scientific and political differences and size populations between a modern state and a primitive

New India expects Pak obedience, not camaraderie

It is no big secret that the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a damp squib. The impression becomes unavoidable that the decision to invite the little-known BIMSTEC leaders to PM Narendra Modi’s inaugural

Pakistan considering appointing NSA to resume back channel diplomacy with India

Officials said that the government is optimistic on the prospects of resumption of talks given the current hostilities. The Imran Khan-led Pakistan government is actively considering appointing a National Security Advisor to revive backchannel diplomacy with India to iron out

Pakistan’s sea – based nuclear deterrent

A critical review By Hamdan Khan Military Since India and Pakistan became nuclear powers in 1998, South Asia has witnessed a bitter arms race that does not seem to be losing momentum in the near future. Besides stockpiling tens of

Disastrous decade of democracy & the sorry state of Pakistan

By Simon Templar Thug life is a term used by gangsters to glorify their law breaking, heady crime sprees. Nothing describes the misrule of two successive, so called democratically elected governments in the unstable, underdeveloped 200 million strong south Asian

The tale of two captains

By General Mirza Aslam Beg Sunday, the 17th June 2019, was eventful, as ground realities converged at a tipping point where the Two Captains Imran and Sarfraz stood facing difficult situations. The opposition parties led by Mariam and Bilawal met

On the occasion of Yome Takbeer, Rabita Forum International organized a seminar Nuclear Deterrence & Security Stability in South Asia

On 25 May 2019 Vice Admiral Arifullah Hussaini, Prof. Dr. Shaeshta Tabbasum , Prof. Shujaat Hussain , Imteiaz Faran and Nusrat Mirza spoke on the topic. Vice Admiral® Arifullah Hussaini was of the opinion that full spectrum of deterrence is