Manzoor Pashteen

Storm Created Over Manzoor Pashteen’s Arrest

Asif Haroon Raja l Manzoor Pashteen, hailing from humble background in South Waziristan (SW), was an unknown figure till the killing of Naqibullah Mehsud in January 2018 at the hands of police squad led by...
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...
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"...
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...

Is Naya Pakistan Connecting to its Anti-Colonial Past?

TIC Analysis l Is Naya Pakistan Connecting to its Anti-Colonial Past? The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank announced on Thursday they would back the Group of 20 nations’ decision to give one-year debt relief...
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...
Pakistan

Pakistan Sailing In Choppy Waters

Asif Haroon Raja l After 9/11, the US in league with NATO, Israel and India initiated global war on terror under the pretext of making the world safe, secure and peaceful. The hidden objectives of...
Jinnah's

The end of Jinnah’s Pakistan?

Saad Rasool | In a deeply saddening turn of events, Dr. Atif Mian, an economist of Princeton University, was forced to resign from the Economic Advisory Council (EAC), constituted to address the unprecedented economic challenges...
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...
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...
bureaucracy

Will the bureaucracy support reform agenda?

Dr. Farid A Malik | On Sept 14, 2018, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan addressed the bureaucracy in Islamabad. For their support in implementing his reforms agenda, he pledged protection. According to Kaptaan, till the...
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...
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...
world dominance

Pakistan: A fighting pit for world dominance

Imdad Hussain | The memoirs of decisive end to cold war are not over yet. Soviet Unions' ultimate demise and ascendance of United States to world super power status is merely three decades old story....
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...
Steel mills

Revival of steel mills

Farid A Malik | We, the engineers of the seventies were inspired by the first Steel Mills of Pakistan, inaugurated by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) on December 30, 1973. Spread over an area of 18,660...
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...
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...
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...
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

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...
Jinnah

2020: A Turbulent Year for Pakistan

Asif Haroon Raja l The year 2020 upon which we had pinned high hopes for better days ahead is proving to be another difficult year. The whole world is in a flux and hardly any...

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Elections

Elections 1977 and 2018: A comparison

Dr. Farid A Malik | I have the honor and privilege of voting in all national elections since 1977. During my study period in the USA, my father the Tehrik-e-Pakistan Gold Medallist ensured that my name...
Pakistan

Has ‘Third Force Experiment’ Worked for Pakistan?

Asif Haroon Raja l After achieving which no one else could achieve, Quaid-e-Azam passed away one year after the birth of Pakistan. Allah willed his departure honorably since had he lived longer, the chronic foul-mouthed...
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...

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