Afghan peace talks

Focus should be on ending the conflict  Intended to bring peace to the region, the US-Taliban talks may be fast running the danger of being unpopular with the Kabul government’s suspicions of


Need of the hour These are testing times for Pakistan’s media industry with multiple problems across all mediums. From a financial standpoint it has to be accepted that internationally conventional media is

India fails to isolate Pakistan

Modi’s aggressive policies have brought Kashmir to world focus Once again, China has blocked the   proposal to put Jaish-e-Muhammad leader Masood Azhar’s name on the UN list of global terrorists. In 2016 the move

Talks on Kartarpur

India missing the point The Indo-Pakistan talks, which began on Thursday at Atari, on the draft of the agreement for the celebration of Guru Nanak’s 500th death anniversary ay Kartarpur would have

Pakistan Day Parade

Amidst problems galore Everyone loves a parade, they say, and Pakistanis are no exception. The news that the Parade will be held for the fifth year in succession is a mark that

A war-weary world and terrorism

Amidst global economy’s weakest spell since financial crisis Today the United Nation Security Council will take up the issue of declaring Jaish- -Muhammad chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist. On three earlier occasions

No ground-breaking visit

Fanciful speculations on Bilawal-Nawaz meeting PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was granted his wish to inquire into the health of the jailed three-time former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif by the Punjab

Living with illusions

PTI government needs to display statesmanship Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has a simplistic approach to relations with the USA. He told those gathered at the Multan Tea Club that Pakistan’s  ties

Snubbing the foreign donors

Government and bureaucratic apathy leave loans unutilised With the country’s macroeconomic situation deteriorating sharply due to decades of neglect, a near-default situation was recently narrowly averted only by some friendly countries chipping

Pak-India thaw

And the day after Reports of Pakistani and Indian ambassadors resuming their duties in each other’s countries are definitely far more welcome than headlines about bombs dropping and planes crashing. A thaw,