USA

PM Khan Brings Numerous Gains With UNGA Visit

TIC Analysis l  Prime Minister Imran Khan who returned after a 10-day visit to Saudi Arabia and the United States on Sunday reaffirmed that Pakistan will continue supporting the just struggle of the people of...
Kashmir

Who can Liberate Kashmir?

Farid A Malik | Raja Farooq Haider, the Prime Minister (PM) of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) delivered a very emotional speech at the recently concluded Senate’s Kashmir Conference. Before him two great kashmiri leaders...
imran

Imran Khan: The ‘Great Emancipator’

TIC Analysis l Pakistan stands vindicated at the 74th session of UNGA after an exuberating speech by Prime Minister Imran Khan in New York. The highlight of his more than 45-minute-long speech was intense criticism...
Pakistan

Pakistan and the other — stans

Sabah Aslam l From the coasts of Caspian Sea to the rouged lands touching Afghanistan, there lies a belt of resource rich countries – the Central Asian States. Comprising five states, the region is fast...
Prime Minister Imran Khan

PM Imran’s Diplomatic coup

TIC ANALYSIS l The recently concluded visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan has emerged as a game-changer in the political landscape of South Asia. All the highlights of the trips such as the austerity showcased...
USA

Imran Khan’s visit to USA

Asif Haroon Raja | Donald Trump has been maintaining a highly belligerent posture against Pakistan as was evident from his policy on Afghanistan and on South Asia and his random statements accusing Pakistan of harboring...
common good

When common good become uncommon

Farid A Malik | Pakistan started off well; common good was on everyone’s agenda. However, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the first governor-general, died on September 11, 1948, and the first prime minister, Liaquat Ali Khan, was...
Feudalism

Accountability & The End Of Feudalism In Pakistan

Farid A Malik | Political cleansing has finally started. The dirt is being removed from the arena. It is better late than never. Finally, the process of generating inept and corrupt leadership started in October...
Imran Khan

Indo-Pak Relations After Modi’s Re-election

TIC Analysis | Indian Leader Narendar Modi returned to power with a landslide victory in the recent elections. Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 303 seats, its best ever score, giving it an...
Pakistan's Economy

Re-modeling Pakistan’s Economy

Farid A Malik | ‘You can have pound of flesh but cannot draw blood’. These are the lines from the 16th century play ‘Merchant of Venice’ written by William Shakespeare. He covered the topic of...
Production Orders

Production Orders: Parliamentarians License To Violate Law?

Saad Rasool | The entire edifice of a constitutional parliamentary democracy rests on the premise that the parliament shall function as a conduit to translate the ‘will of the people’ into an enforceable legislative paradigm;...
Jinnah

NAYA PAKISTAN: As envisioned by Iqbal & realized by Jinnah

Farid A Malik | Sir Syed Ahmed Khan after retiring from service at the age of 55 years decided to bring the Muslims of the Indian Sub-Continent into the mainstream. As a starting point he...

Pakistan’s economy: End of a hard journey?

TIC Analysis | The Economy of Pakistan was already in a dire state when the current government took office and had to start by seeking a foreign bailout. This time, however, the scale of the...
Turkmenistan

The TAPI Pipeline: Expectations and Realities

Asif Haroon Raja | Till recent, the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project was seen as a pipedream, but it has suddenly turned into a reality and apparently its completion is not too far. Lobbyists of...
Prime Minister Imran Khan

PM Khan offers talks to India: Will Modi accept?

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday yet again reached out to his Indian  counterpart Narendra Modi seeking dialogue to resolve all outstanding issues between the two countries, a news report said Friday. A news report in Pakistan’s “The News"...

Civil-military relations in historical perspective

Asif Haroon Raja | In his ten year rule, Field Marshal Ayub Khan achieved phenomenal all round results mainly because he had kept the politicians out till 1964 under EBDO. He debarred the politicians from...
NayaPakistan

Welcome to #NayaPakistan

Saad Rasool | The past few months have seen an astonishing turn of events in South Asia and the rise of a NayaPakistan. Astonishing, not only for the fact that Pakistan and India walked to...
benches

Reforming Pakistan’s Judicary

Saad Rasool | This week – in a sight that has become all too familiar over the recent years – our nation witnessed lawyers protesting across different districts of Punjab, ransacking public property, manhandling government...

West-Funded NGOs: A Threat To National Security Of Pakistan?

Asif Haroon Raja | West-Funded NGOs: A Threat To National Security Of Pakistan?: Pakistan has been a victim of wars, conflicts, diplomatic/political/economic coercion, subversion, sabotage, and false flag operations at the hands of India which...
benches

Do High Courts need new benches?

Saad Rasool | This week – in a sight that has become all too familiar over the recent years – our nation witnessed lawyers protesting across different districts of Punjab, ransacking public property, manhandling government...
enemy

Calling the enemy by its name

Saad Rasool | On Friday this week, terrorism once again raised its ugly head in Pakistan. In two simultaneous attacks, one in KPK and the other in Karachi (there is still no consensus as to...
Old habits

Delivering new with the help of old

Farid A Malik | ‘Old habits die hard’ is an age old saying. Adult changes are almost impossible as it involves a lot of unlearning. If Kaptaan is able to deliver new trends with the...
proxies

India’s ethno-terror proxies : From East Pakistan to CPEC

TIC Analysis | 16 December 2018 marked the 47th year since the fall of Dhaka to the Indian Army in the war of 1971. The war which started with the backing of terrorist elements known...
Article 209

Article 209 and judicial accountability

Saad Rasool | The removal of Justice Shaukat Siddiqui, of the honorable Islamabad High Court, under Article 209 of the Constitution, does not come as a surprise to majority of those familiar with the specifics...
bailout

Can US influence IMF bailout package to Pakistan?

Yasmeen Aftab Ali |  One point needs to be clarified at the onset. Ability of US to influence IMF decision in awarding a bailout package to Pakistan. IMF is an institution based on quota system....
corruption

From control to corruption

Dr Farid A Malik | Control of the democratic process has resulted in massive political corruption that we have to deal with today. Controlled democracy does not work. It has been repeatedly tried but with poor...
Prime Minister

Prime Minister Elect or Prime Minister Select?

Dr Farid A Malik | After a very impressive speech in the inaugural session of the National Assembly, Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) referred to Imran Khan as Prime Minister-Select (PM-S) and not ‘elect'(PM-E). PPP like Pakistan...
IMF

A new IMF bailout is not the answer

Dr Farid A Malik | Since the late 1980s, Pakistan has availed 12 IMF bailout packages with disastrous results. Now the 13th is being considered as the external debt has spiralled to $92 billion. To...
Khan

The incredible story of Imran Khan

Saad Rasool |  Imran Khan has been sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. Put another way: Prime Minister Imran Khan (just saying that sounds surreal) has assumed the highest office in our land, and...
democracy

The problem with democracy in Pakistan – Farid A Malik

Farid A Malik | Recently Sir Maurice James who was British High Commissioner in Pakistan during the sixties has published his book titled ‘Pakistan Chronicle’. Based on his personal interactions, he has highlighted his impressions...

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