M. Saleem Butt

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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...

Arrest of Hafiz Saeed tests state’s credibility

The surprise arrest of Jamaatud Dawah Amir Hafiz Saeed sent a clear message that military and civilian leaders were serious when they said that...

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A Botched Arrest Embarrasses the Pakistani Establishment

On Monday October 19, Captain Safdar, the husband of PML-N vice President, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, was arrested from their hotel room in Karachi. What ensued...

Imran Khan Lies About Media Freedom Can’t Hide Ugly Reality of Repression

Pakistan ranks as one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to media freedom. According to global media watchdog, RSF (Reporters...

Pakistan: Graveyard for minorities

Pakistan may have been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) but it is fast becoming one of the most religious intolerant...

Imran Khan failing in dealing with his myriad challenges

Politics in Pakistan is a funny game. Neither brute majority in Parliament nor charisma offer manna for survival.  Only the ability to pocket pride...
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