The handshake

Did not break the ice between India and Pakistan The handshake between Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi has rescued the SAARC Summit but has not broken the ice between Pakistan and India.

Not on speaking terms

India and Pakistan are creating problems not just for them, but for the region too The18th SAARC conference which concluded on Wednesday was the second gathering after 2002 where India and Pakistan

Pro-people steps

Still, reactive not proactive Granted, the prime minister’s office will take the credit for Nepra’s 47-paisa power tariff reduction. But since this was a result of fuel price adjustment, and oil fell

Politics of rallies

One common theme There’s been so much politics of rallies and agitation of late that it becomes difficult to keep track of different sets of demands sometimes. PTI is going on with

Towards 30th November

Need to avoid politics of agitation After the rallies in Sahiwal, Jhelum and Larkana already held this month, PTI’s next destination is Gujranwala. The series will end with the much trumpeted rally

Doing business with Russia

Especially military cooperation The ‘milestone’ military cooperation pact signed with Russia signals the maturing of a very important relationship at a very crucial time. Traditionally India’s largest arms supplier, Russia has been

Gen Sharif’s scorecard

Significance of the US trip General Raheel Sharif has proved himself quite the professional soldier. First, his no nonsense attitude to the insurgency was appreciated by all – except, perhaps, a small