CPEC and Gwadar

Strategic implications of Pakistan’s coastal development By Arshad Rahim Historical Background At the time of independence Gwadar had been under the suzerainty of the sultanate of Muscat and Oman since 1784. Soon

Ghotki held hostage

Influence giving way to unchecked violence A Hindu school owner was accused by one of his students of committing blasphemy in Ghotki, Sindh resulting in a complete shut down as a violent

Staying off the blacklist

Just Indian machinations? Prime Minister Imran Khan has apparently absolved Pakistan of ever having done anything to avoid the wrath of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) by saying that it was

End of ‘A’ class

The government goes after the opposition A proposed end to ‘A’ class jails was unveiled with much fanfare, with the combined weight of the PM’s Information and Broadcasting Adviser Dr Firdous Ashiq

Arif Nizami

Rule by fiat

And opening many fronts In our present political milieu, rule by fiat is fast becoming the norm rather than the exception. The democratic project is a direct function of consensus building, conspicuously

Rabia Ahmed

Keep it down

Pakistan to must tackle climate change The world climate is becoming steadily warmer, because its growing population contributes to climate change and global warming. The population of the world is at present


Destroying India to build Hindustan

In the end, even Hindus won’t be safe By Younus Sandeela Hindu fanatics have ransacked Indian society and culture beyond repair. They have successfully managed to marginalise and silence every minority in

Botching it in Punjab

Has PTI no competent leader to manage the province? On Friday, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar accepted the resignation of his spokesperson Shehbaz Gill. Several explanations were subsequently hazarded for the official being

Uninterested in CPEC

Can the government make good on its commitments? After about a gap of 10 months the 58th Progress Review Meeting between Pakistan and China for CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) was held, the