Author Archives: Mian Abrar

PPP-MQM tiff is nothing new

Deciphering political developments from a unique vantage point     Pakistani politics has clearly gone into high gear. From PTI/PAT dharna to jalsa transformation, PPP attempts at resurgence in Punjab, to MQM

Interview: Rehman Malik

Way out of this chaos The Jirga can still help make peace between the government and protestors   Q: What is the latest status of your interaction with the government as well

Ball in the military’s court

INTERVIEW: General (retd) Talat Masud Army’s hold over important matters is not new   Islamabad’s political paralysis has reached a point where talk of army intervention has started doing the rounds more

‘We are strengthening democracy’

INTERVIEW: Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah   Leader of the opposition reveals backchannel dealings meant to diffuse Azadi march tensions     With PTI’s Aug14 long march imminent, opposition parties have been busy


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Puppets of the new great game

Sleepwalking into another nightmare?     Recent incidents on the national, political and strategic landscape point to a new scheme of things, a new game plan for Pakistan – possibly an expansion

Threat alert, Karachi!

After the terrorist attack on Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, intelligence agencies believe that the next target of militants might be Karachi Seaport, Pakistan Today has learnt. Karachi Seaport, like the Karachi airport,


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Media circus and state of denial

The government’s disregard for institutional framework is surprising   With the media circus turning into a total vortex because of personal differences and market objectives taking over media barons, the inaction of

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