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Category: Editorial

China stands with Pakistan, yet again

With the recent Chinese acknowledgment of Pakistan’s counter-terrorism drive, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif’s visit to Beijing can be considered a success. The...

Britain’s race problem

So here we have it, Britain has finally beaten the US at something. The latter is well known for its biased criminal justice system that disproportionately discriminates...

In the driving seat

Pakistan’s civvies have yet again found themselves playing second fiddle. To the men in khaki. Our Foreign minister had pulled out all the stops to rebuild the trust...

Indian army chief’s remarks

Smashing all hopes for talks with Pakistan has become normal practice for the current Indian military establishment. Indian Chief of Army Staff, in a show of prowess on...

Countering campus extremism

We share Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani’s concerns over reports that Karachi University is considering handing over the data of its students to intelligence agencies and...

Probe against Altaf Hussain

UK police have sought the Pakistan government’s help to bring charges against MQM-London head Altaf Hussain. The allegations of hate speech against him are serious,...

Gauri and the murder of Indian democracy

That Gauri Lankesh was afforded a state funeral complete with gun salute doesn’t change the facts. India has watched silently as another of its outspoken journalists...

BRICS and the Chinese game changer

The heat is on. Pakistan is now under fire from all sides, seemingly. And it isn’t looking good. We have been spectacularly and, frankly unexpectedly, reprimanded at...

North Korea nuclear test

North Korea once again got the rest of the world on tilt after detonating what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb that could be attached to a missile capable of reaching...

Benazir and Pakistan deserve justice

Last week’s Anti-Terrorism Court verdict in Benazir’s assassination case represents nothing short of a black stain on Pakistan’s criminal justice system. Of the...