Category Archives: Pakistan

Balochistan’s Geostrategic Significance, the Politics of Major Powers – Managing Its Impact


BTN Seminar- 23 May 2022- Quetta Lt. Gen.Khalid Ahmed Kidwai – AD NCA Concluding Remarks of Lt Gen Khalid Ahmed Kidwai NI, HI, HI (M), (R) Advisor Development National Command Authority delivered at Balochistan Think Tank Network (BTTN) Seminar “Balochistan’s

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Pakistan political crisis Why Imran Khan’s enemies want him out

Why Imran Khan's enemies want him out3

The prime minister has been vulnerable to attack – both domestically and externally – since coming to power in 2018 By Peter Oborne Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision to dissolve the Pakistani parliament to head off a vote of no-confidence

Questioning Pakistan’s future under current political turmoil

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By Amnah Jabeen It is observed that the new government is expected to reach out to the IMF to revive the $6 billion bailout program, which will be put on hold due to the existing political uncertainty and instability in

Pakistan – A hybrid coup

Pakistan - A hybrid coup

There is an irony. In our part of the world, in 711 AD, tears of a woman moved an army into Sindh. 13 centuries later, neutrality moved women to tears! Brig (R) Samson Simon Sharaf With everything going hybrid in

Rupturing the plug the coming non-kinetic war in Gilgit-Baltistan

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By Saleem Akhtar Malik The breakdown of our critical systems, particularly in the theatre of war such as Gilgit-Baltistan, will cease all governmental and economic functions in the CPEC, shutting it off till we capitulate to India. Our national electricity

Interpreting president Putin’s congratulations to Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif

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By Andrew Korybko Russia is a Great Power with centuries of world-class diplomatic experience and therefore knows how to pragmatically react to all situations, even those that evolve in directions that it might not have expected nor preferred from the

Militarization of the civilian mind in Pakistan

Militarization of the civilian mind in Pakistan

By Saleem Akhtar Malik In the context of Pakistan, and especially for this article, militarization refers to the peculiar mindset of Pakistan’s who’s who the civil bureaucracy, feudal lords, politicians, media persons, and businessmen, in short, all those who matter

Pakistan……. Adrift again………….

By Saeed A. Malik It was towards the end of March 1971 that the military crackdown took place in Dhaka. This was predicated on the belief among the army high command that this would “pacify” East Pakistan. I was a

US ousts Imran Khan but his revolutionary narrative endures


By M K Bhadrakumar Washington has reactivated old cronies in Islamabad to unseat PM Imran Khan, but the latter has sown seeds of immense dissatisfaction with the old guard and their US backers within the Pakistani public. And Khan’s domestic