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Trump’s warning

January 3, 2018

For those who follow relations between the United States and Pakistan closely, the accusations of “lies and deceit” against Pakistan by Donald Trump have hardly come as a surprise. In the past few months various top U.S. officials have issued statements against Pakistan. Most of these aggressive statements...

Pakistan has regretted the last minute postponement and non-issuance of visas by India for the visit of 192 Pakistani devotees to participate in the annual Urs of Hazrat Khawaja Nizamuddin Aulia (RA) in Delhi. As a result of Indian decision, Pakistani devotees will be deprived of the opportunity to participate in the week long Urs celebrations. Spokesperson of foreign...

Introspection and hope are two things that go side by side at this time of the year. At the time of writing this editorial the country is in the year 2017, when the newspaper reaches its readers the country would have stepped into the New Year, the year 2018. It is importance to look back and see how the year 2017 panned out and where the country should be headed in the...

Blame game

December 31, 2017

On 10th death anniversary of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, his son and incumbent Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari once again accused Musharraf of involvement in Benazir Bhutto’s death. He reiterated the party’s concerns that late Benazir Bhutto had warned of Musharraf’s involvement in plots to assassinate her. The former president...

Politics over murder

December 30, 2017

The 2014 Model Town incident where 14 unarmed people including women were gunned down by Punjab police is one of the worst incidents of police brutality in the country. What was worse is that the incident happened right in the center of Lahore, capital of the province governed by the self-professed ‘Servant of the people’, Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif. The...

An appropriate reply

December 29, 2017

Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor remarked on Thursday while addressing a press briefing that Pakistan has done enough and now it is the time for Afghanistan and the Unites States to do more for Pakistan. While commenting on the demand of US to take action against alleged presence of militants inside Pakistan, particularly...

Tripartite talks

December 28, 2017

The first round of tripartite talks between Foreign Ministers of China, Pakistan and Afghanistan have concluded with a number of positive messages emerging from the meeting. The talks were result of the initiative undertaken by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi who had visited both Afghanistan and Pakistan earlier this year. The joint press release issued after the talks...

A goodwill gesture

December 27, 2017

On humanitarian grounds Pakistan arranged meeting of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife and mother at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad on Monday. Jadhav’s mother, Avanti, and wife, Chetankul arrived in Islamabad on the same day and went to Indian High Commission prior to meeting with Jadhav. It was commendable gesture by Pakistan, on...

US Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan, where in an apparent warning to Pakistan he said that days to shelter terrorists have gone and Pakistan has much to lose by continuing to harbor terrorism. He further said Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with peace efforts in Afghanistan. “For too long Pakistan has provided safe haven...

Inclusive Pakistan

December 25, 2017

Seventy years on, the debate whether Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had envisioned a secular or religious country still rages on. Many individuals and parties claim that they want to resurrect what they describe as Jinnah’s Pakistan. As Christmas and Jinnah’s birthday coincide today it is an ideal time to look at what Jinnah really wanted for Pakistan and more importantly...

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