Author Archives: Mian Abrar

Frustrating the Chinese dream

Destabilising the region   US President Barack Obama’s recent visit to India hit the world headlines for several reasons: Obama’s subtle assurances to Indian premier Narendra Modi on nuclear and several other

‘Are we children of a lesser God?’

Interview: Mir Sarfraz Bugti, Home Minister Balochistan Baloch terrorists should not be romanticised as freedom fighters      Balochistan’s home minister, Mir Sarfraz Bugti, has been prominent in the press since taking

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Battling along the Silk Route

A parallel route through Pakistan?   With an economic meltdown in the west, Asia gets the attention of world powers as the ultimatum market. That, of course, means Asia’s biggest market, China.

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Strategic retreat

Discarding the ‘strategic depth’ doctrine   Finally, the civilian and military leadership of Pakistan has taken the wise step to discard the decades-old doctrine of ‘strategic depth’ by adopting the policy of

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Dealing with terrorism

Nawaz faces the biggest challenge of his political life   The butchering of 135 schoolchildren in Peshawar by heartless terrorists has left Pakistani nation with no choice but to wage a united

INTERVIEW: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

‘PTI will accept judgment of independent, authoritative judicial commission’ The case had to be brought to the people’s court. Shah Mehmood Qureshi is the focal point of PTI with good reason. He’s

Interview: Sirajul Haq

‘Govt, not sit-in, harmed economy’ There is still a way out of the crisis   Sirajul Haq took over the Jamaat in unusual circumstances. Munawar Hasan’s provocative attitude had done the party

INTERVIEW: Ahsan Iqbal

‘Imran’s claims are absurd’ The country doesn’t need confrontation   Ahsan Iqbal is widely considered one of the more rounded members of the Sharifs’ inner circle. Coming from a political family, himself