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Trump shuts another door

September 26, 2017

American President, quite infamous for his ‘shutting the door’ policy has expanded his ban to the non Muslims as well. It really is a breakthrough for the kind of person who only felt threatened from the countries like Syria and Somalia. America under Trump is becoming notorious for hitting the wrong...

Hills under threat

September 25, 2017

Roughly 40 km long and spread over 12,605 hectares; the Margalla Hills National Park (MHNP) was declared a national park back in 1980, under Section 21(1) of the Islamabad Wildlife (protection, conservation and management) Ordinance, 1979 and also affirmed as a wildlife sanctuary. This status strictly prohibits any commercial activity and settlement in the area. This park...

Pakistan refuses to be a “scapegoat” for Afghanistan´s bloodshed or to fight wars for others, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told the United Nations in his address on Thursday. Prime Minister did not explicitly criticize US President Donald Trump´s new strategy on Afghanistan but made clear his displeasure with the renewed onus on Pakistan. “Having...

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while addressing the United Nations General Assembly session talked on multiple issues. In a comprehensive address Khaqan Abbasi talked on Pakistan’s sacrifices in war against terror, Indian role in sponsoring terrorism and instability in Pakistan, brutality of Indian forces in held Kashmir, disappointment of Pakistan on US President...

An encounter that is being phrased as the icebreaker between United States and Pakistan has emerged a new line of possible bilateral relationship between the two countries again. Silence that followed the Trump’s remarks of August 21 has been broken with the first meeting of Pakistani PM Abbasi and American Vice President Pence. This meeting that has been framed positive...

Troubling times for PMLN

September 20, 2017

The talk of internal differences within the ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) has long been played down by the party, however over the past few weeks these differences have become very visible. First it was Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan who noted only questioned Maryam Nawaz’s ‘leadership’ credentials but also criticized Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif over his...

NA 120, talking points

September 19, 2017

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) has emerged victorious in the hotly contested NA-120 by elections. The seat was left vacant after the disqualification of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. According to the results, PMLN’s candidate Kulsoom Nawaz received 61,254 votes while Dr. Yasmin Rashid got 47,066 votes from the 220 polling stations in the constituency....

NAB’s affairs

September 18, 2017

Over the past few months the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has come under intense criticism. Much of the criticism has been regarding NAB’s apparent ‘lack of interest’ in the Panama Papers case. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders led by the party’s Chairman Imran Khan have been the most critical of NAB, and have frequently questioned the role played by Chairman...

United States is under threat with the North Korea’s nuclear-armed missile program and feels more threatened by the submissive attitude of Kim Jong Un. The dictator who took his office in 2011 has given air to the hatred against United States. With its sixth and most unclear powerful test which it calls ‘A Perfect Success’ it has proved the world that it is not...

India’s biased approach has not only been apparent in Kashmir dispute and Afghanistan policies but it has also put forward its partiality on the international treaties. It not only increased its occupation in Baluchistan but also accelerated its stubborn attitude against the ceasefire agreements on Indo-Pak border. India’s obstinacy was witnessed recently when it submitted...

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