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Imran Khan’s foreign policy

Difficult decisions ahead Prime Minister Imran Khan and Secretary of State Pompeo  started off on the wrong foot in their first  interaction leading to certain claims by one side and  contradictions by

Imran and India policy

The PTI chief has to be seen occupying the driving seat Imran Khan has long cherished cordial relations with India. In his earlier political career the PTI chief had questioned why India

Hatred at its worst

Freedom of speech or blasphemous bigotry? Dutch parliamentary leader of opposition and head of Holland’s third largest party, Geert Wilders, is in the news again, not surprisingly due to his malignant Islam-phobia,

Pragmatism is the key

‘Relief, recovery and reforms’ need of economic sector Common sense, creativity, out-of-the -box thinking, improvisation and steadfast political drive and will are the human qualities required to lift the country out of

CM Punjab

A surprising choice An MPA from one of the least developed constituencies in Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has been nominated by prime minister Imran Khan for the coveted post of Chief Minister

Indian optimism and Imran Khan

Discussions on all issues, including Kashmir  Perhaps Indian PM Modi invoking former PM, now sadly deceased, “Atal ji’s” (Vajpayee) Jammu and Kashmir policy of Insaniyat, Jamhooriyat, Kashmiriyat is, really, part of a

On spicing up probes

Expanding the accountability net “Maybe the members of ISI and MI were included in the Panama Papers leaks case to spice up the probe,” Chief Justice Saqib Nisar remarked, rather curiously, during

Happy Independence Day

And a Naya Pakistan? With MNAs sworn in and the new electoral cycle all but effectively underway, Independence Day festivities have assumed an added dimension. By first ruling out any form of

Red flags in Ghazni

Loss of province would be fatal for government forces’ morale The large-scale, multi-directional, Taliban attack on Ghazni early on Friday morning which achieved complete surprise should effectively clear the remaining ‘blitzkrieg’ cobwebs

New electoral cycle

Respect deserving of the House By summoning today’s national assembly session President Mamnoon also green-lighted the beginning of the new electoral cycle. As the new House takes its first baby steps, elected