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Corruption and lawlessness

Saqib Zia History bears testimony to the fact that no country or a state can progress if its rulers are corrupt. To attain sustainable development goals, fair distribution of resources, honesty and integrity are the main factors that play vital role in laying a solid foundation for achieving the lofty …

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Hides and Terror Financing

Saeed Ullah Khan Wazir Point six of the much-touted National Action Plan (NAP) refers to choking financing for terrorist and terrorist organizations. But, unlike systematic focus on other counter terrorism (CT) strategies, this crucial CT activity of tracing the financial mechanisms of funding used by militants, neutralizing those sources, and …

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208 million and still counting

M Zafar Khan Safdar Provisional summary results of the 6th Population and Housing Census of Pakistan has officially been revealedby Bureau of Statistics in its presentation to theCouncil of Common Interests (CCI) this week. The results are rather depressing for a country like Pakistan where majority of population lack basic …

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Kashmir after Indo-US strategic ties

Nyla Ali Khan The line of demarcation between neoconservatives and neoliberals in the United States is thinner than some people realise. In terms of interventionist politics and foreign policy; support for the ramifications of globalisation, some of which are the corporatisation of agriculture and structural adjustment programmes in the developing …

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Trump’s Afghanistan doctrine!

Khalid Saleem PRESIDENT Trump’s broadside against Pakistan, related to the Afghanistan situation, and its sinister implications over-all cannot be taken lightly. It would appear that the sole superpower having burnt its fingers badly in its Afghanistan adventure – much the same as happened in Iraq – is out looking for …

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Donald Trump’s desperate surge

Lal Khan President Donald Trump has ruled out withdrawal from Afghanistan. He initially resisted his advisers and was adamant on taking out US troops. Trump’s Chief Political Strategist Steve Bannon was fostering a scheme devised by Erik Prince, the owner of the notorious security contractors firm Blackwater, to replace US …

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Merkel: The Wonder Woman

Muhammad Ali Baig How a Lutheran Pastor’s daughter Angela Kasner became German Chancellor Angela Merkel? How a farm grew-up girl became the first ever woman Chancellor of Germany? How a woman transformed German economy again to the stature of a great power? Why she has been under attack by the …

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