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...
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...

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...
Kennedy

Imran Khan: Pakistan’s Jack Kennedy

Boase Roger | The words ‘hope’ and ‘Pakistan’ do not often appear together. Pakistan, a sprawling nation of 205 million, is hard to govern, even harder to finance, and seething with tribal or religious violence...

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...
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...
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...
FATF

FATF and Pakistan

TIC Analysis l The next meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is scheduled to be held in Paris from Oct 12 to 15 and Pakistan has already prepared its compliance report, which will...
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...
Cecil Chaudhry

A Tribute to (Guppoo) Cecil Chaudhry :An Officer and a Gentleman!

This is a Pakpotpourri Exclusive A humane and personal account Of Cecil Chaudhry-the man! By:Group Captain Ali Kazim(R) (Awarded Tamgha-e-Basalat in 1965 war) Cecil Chaudhry, or Guppoo(for his treasure of anecdotes that never exhausted) as he was known...
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...
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...
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...
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...
NayaPakistan

Imran Khan: An Incredible Story

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

Will CPEC bear its economic fruits as promised?

News Desk| The lack of formal government is leading to a downfall in the CPEC project. Recent updates on the revolutionary projects demonstrated by China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), show signs of undergoing a crisis. A...
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...
devolution

Challenges of devolution – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | After the passage of the unanimous constitution in 1973, perhaps devolution of power where it belongs is the biggest constitutional challenge faced by the nation. It involves the dismantling of...
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...
US

Russia-Iran ties surge under US pressure

M K Bhadrakumar | A commentary entitled Tehran, Moscow boosting strategic relations, appearing last week in the Iran Daily newspaper, which is close to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei – and subsequently circulated by IRNA –...
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...
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...
barracks

From barracks to barricades – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | On August 14, 1947, a new nation was born with Quaid-e-Azam as its Governor-General and Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan as the Prime Minister (PM). With almost nothing to start with...
agriculture

Agriculture Development

Dr. Farid A Malik | My great friend Tariq Bucha (Late), was President Farmer’s Association of Pakistan and also headed the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (ARDC) of PTI together with Dr. Muhammad Shafique the...
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...
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...

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