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Politics of oil price

Yousaf Rafiq Pakistani politicians do not stand out for their long memories, unfortunately. But, then, neither does the public. Not many really even remember the...

Protecting family

Syed Bakhtiyar Kazmi Unquestionably, when you import goods and services, you are exporting jobs and precious foreign exchange. The mantra of consumer choice, which seems...

N. Korean ballistic missile test: a critical analysis

Beenish Altaf North Korea recently launched a ballistic missile towards the sea off its eastern coast. Believed to be a modified version of its intermediate-range...

Mending Fences – along the Af-Pak Border

Afrah Jamal Pakistan and Afghanistan find themselves at crossroads. Pakistanis can rattle off all the reasons they think they have qualified for Afghanistan’s...

India All-Set to Dump the Regional Peace

Shamsa Ashfaq Recent increase in Indian defence budget and her nuclear ambitions are indicative of a fact that Indian fundamentalist leadership is hell bent on...

One year ago! (I)

Shahbaz Taseer Exactly one year ago, I woke up like I usually had for the last four and half years. Back pain from cold cemented floor and deep hunger had taken toll on...

India All-Set to Dump the Regional Peace

Shamsa Ashfaq Recent increase in Indian defence budget and her nuclear ambitions are indicative of a fact that Indian fundamentalist leadership is hell bent on...

Pakistan’s strategy or a spider web?

Sajid Mahmood Sajid Marde-moman marde haq, Zialul Haq Ziaul Haq. This was a popular slogan in Pakistan during 1980s and 1990s because General Ziaul Haq was the hero of...

The centurions

Tammy Swofford In an act of zip-line diplomacy, Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah al-Sissi was the first to send a congratulatory call to president-elect Donald Trump. His...

Draining the swamp (II)

Raashid Wali Janjua The factors and events leading upto this declaration of war include a new Army leadership change in Pakistan, a political leadership tainted with...