M. Saleem Butt

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Pakistan Should Not Expect Ties with U.S. to Dramatically Improve under Biden

Islamabad viewed the Biden administration’s arrival with trepidation mixed with hope. Under the Trump administration, Pakistan’s policy was stop making headlines for the wrong...

Impunity of Corrupt Generals in Pakistan Getting Increasingly Exposed

For decades Pakistan’s civilian politicians have always viewed corruption as a Damocles sword, that hangs over their hands constantly, even when they leave office....

Is Cynthia Ritchie’s Innings as Pakistani Deep State Batsman Coming to an End?

Cynthia Ritchie, one of a handful of 'Gora Pakistanis' is once again in the news. In May 2020, Ritchie created a storm with an abusive...

More Money for ISI, But Pakistan Lacks Funds for Education, Health

Pakistan’s deep state apparatus has sucked in more money than most other intelligence agencies around the world without providing the...

‘Why has Pakistan named a former spy with dubious reputation as a Minister?’

Why has Prime Minister Imran Khan chosen Brig (retd) Ijaz Shah - someone who allegedly helped to harbor Osama Bin Laden inside Pakistan and...

Sabzar Ahmad: The Enemy of my Enemy

The situation in Kashmir is one of history's greatest human rights tragedies, only made worse because it is virtually ignored by the world. What...

Why gifting recovered arms to LEOs is a bad idea

Pakistan Army has announced that it will gift thousands of weapons and hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition to police, Rangers and the...

How will COAS respond to Gen Ghafoor’s possible violation of Article 243?

DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor Tweeted something incredible earlier today. Notification on Dawn Leak is incomplete and not in line with recommendations by the...

Kashmir Jihad Going The Way Of Afghanistan

Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah has warned India that 'you are losing Kashmir'. India is unlikely to take his advise and abandon their military...

Syria shows military alliances are not so simple

US fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria's Shayrat Airfield in the first major military operation ordered by Donald Trump. In addition to the...

Dark clouds gathering on the horizon of our ‘all weather’ friendship

By appearances, Pakistan China relations have always been beyond any doubt. When Chinese dignitaries have visited Pakistan, they have been welcomed like brothers returning...

Bullies and Buffoons: Washington Embassy’s Embarrassing Behaviour

Think tanks and academic conferences are ordinarily rather dull affairs. Analysts present their latest research and answer questions from journalists and other scholars. It...

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Bangladesh Record on Women Shows Where Pakistan Has Gone Wrong

        Pakistan has a terrible record when it comes to human rights, civic rights, and gender related rights. Most of the countries of South...

Bidding Farewell to I.A. Rehman, Pakistan’s Relentless Human Rights Defender

With the recent demise of I.A. Rahman, the honorary spokesperson and former secretary-general I. A. Rehman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP),...

Pakistan’s ‘Environment be Damned’ Approach Having Disastrous Effects

The Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project (RUDP) is an urban development megaproject in Lahore that runs along the Ravi River. It includes the construction...

Former Playboy Imran Khan Blames Women‘s Clothing for Rape

Leaders are supposed to set examples, not just on the political but also the social front. However, Prime Minister Imran Khan apparently does not...
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