Tahir Ul Qadri’s sit-in

And his questionable intentions The controversial cleric and chief of PAT (Pakistan Awami Tehreek) Dr.Tahir Ul Qadri is yet again gearing up to hold a sit-in, this time in Lahore. After initially

Pak-India relations

Under an ominous nuclear overhang   India unilaterally called off parleys with Pakistan last year. According to Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, New Delhi closed the window for talks when Pakistan declared

Terrorist attack in Quetta

Terrorism should be fought till its end   Security forces which are conducting Operation Raddul Fasad, a countrywide intelligence based operation against the terrorists, are in the cross hairs of the IS, JuA and TTP

14 August 2017

Why does the promise remain unfulfilled?   Seventy years after the creation of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, whose party is ruling the country for the third time, complains that there is no social, judicial, political

Mad men

And nuclear bombs   It would be nothing more than a childish shouting match if Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un weren’t volatile heads of states capable of unleashing nuclear fury. Usually,

Stranded, at 70

Same old story?   Not surprising, if you consider our checkered history, that yet another important milestone (70 years) finds Pakistan facing yet another grave crisis. And once again some of the

The fight is on

NA-120 by-poll vital barometer for PML-N The stage is set for the September 17 electoral contest for the crucial Lahore seat that fell vacant after Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification. It pitches two formidable

From charity to political party

Rebirth of Jamaat-ud-Dawa in electoral arena   What’s in a name? Plenty, if the name is that of banned militant organisation Lashkar-e-Tayyabah (LeT), followed by that of its ‘under observation’ charity wing,

Growing CPEC worries

A slowdown in completion of projects?   Since its inception, the CPEC has come under close scrutiny from various stakeholders so that the government was compelled to call an All Parties Conference

Darnomics all the way

And not-so-happy rating agencies   It seems Moodys has a special liking for Nawaz Sharif. The (now former) PM’s just been shown the door and the rating agency is immediately concerned about