M. Saleem Butt

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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...

Masters, Not Friends: Saudi Attack on Pakistani Sailors Shows Limits of Sovereignty

Five years ago, American forces carried out an airstrike targeting Pakistani soldiers at Salala. The response was swift. Foreign Office immediately summoned the American...

The greatest challenge for the new Army Chief

The wait is over, and Pakistan has a new Chief of Army Staff as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appointed Lt Gen Qamar Javed...

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Pakistan must honour pledge in Jinnah’s 11 August speech

On the eve of National Minorities Day, August 11, it would behoove all of us Pakistanis to remember the words of Quaid e Azam...

Establishment Fooling Pakistanis, again!

For the last 73 years, the Pakistani state has argued that Pakistan and Pakistanis cannot exist with the ‘K’ of Pakistan (Kashmir) becoming a...

India’s Actions in Kashmir Criticized for Human Rights Violations

One year after India revoked Article 370 from Indian occupied Kashmir (state of Jammu and Kashmir), Indian authorities continue to impose harsh and inhuman...

Book Banning and Censorship Exposes Hollowness of ‘Ideology of Pakistan’

Banning books, films, paintings, and poems, and censoring academics and journalists is now old in Pakistan. But in recent times this has taken an...
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