M A Niazi

Marching to a different drummer

At Penpoint Is there more to the March than meets the eye? The Million March planned by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazlur Rehman) on Islamabad may seem a bad imitation of the Pakistan


The global wake-up call

How to work for the Kashmir cause while at the UNGA By Asma Butt Prime Minister Imran Khan won hearts acting as Kashmir’s ambassador in the USA during his latest visit. He,

Discussing hot-button issues

Two issues dominated talks during PM Imran Khan’s China visit, Kashmir and CPEC President Xi Jinping told Prime Minister Imran Khan that China would continue to firmly support Pakistan on issues concerning

Sri Lankan series

Pakistan whitewashed in T20Is The 3rd T20I in Lahore would not have decided anything, for Sri Lanka had already won the series by virtue of having won the first two matches. Pakistan

Sultan M Hali

Traitors at large?

Where treason leads to terrorism PTM parliamentarians Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir, who had been incarcerated for over four months on terrorism charges, were released on bail on September 18 by an

Askari Raza Malik

The speech and beyond

Fifth-generational methods may be needed An expectant nation waited for days before PM Imran Khan’s maiden speech at the UN General Assembly. A young anchorperson said that towards the end his eyes


E-commerce in Pakistan

How to take the country into the modern world By: Amjad Ali With the advancement of technology and the availability of the fastest internet connections at our disposal, the entire world is

Myth of police reforms

Policing should focus on the investigation The police reform agenda is often marred by self interest and sustaining control over police operational command structure. The trinity of reform elements includes public, police

JKLF march

Kashmiris peaceful protest against illegal annexation Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned several world leaders to condemn Indian atrocities and its change of Indian-Occupied Kashmir’s status in violation of UN resolutions and India’s

Doubts about the March

Interior Minister showing signs of impatience Interior Minister Brig (retd) Ijaz Shah does not approve of JUI(F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s intention of holding a Million-March on Islamabad, and in an interaction

PTI government in panic

Upset by a small dose of its own medicine Months after assuming power in 2018 Imran Khan challenged the opposition parties to hold rallies against his government if they wanted to, promising

Blurring the lines

Multiple power centres prevailing There is a growing perception that the government is not in control of some very important aspects of governance and that there is also a continuous erosion of