News & Current Affairs

Murders of Benazir Bhutto and Nawab Bugti Attest to Pakistan’s Crumbling Federalism

Ms Bhutto and Nawab Bugti’s assassination prolong detention of Akhter Mengal, military operation; disappearances of Sindhi and Baloch political activists and intimidation and harassment...

Few Believe in Government’s Explanation of Bhutto’s Death as Investigation Deepens

As the probe into Benazir Bhutto’s assassination deepens, many Pakistanis already have strongly held theories about who killed her. The problem for President Pervez...

Musharraf’s Failure to Protect Benazir Bhutto Endangers Pakistani Federation

Benazir Bhutto died among her people. She would probably not have it any other way. Just a couple of months ago in an article...

The Woman who Carried Herself like a Queen was Accessible to the People and Press, Chicago Tribun

By Kim Barker The last time I spoke to Benazir Bhutto, she was on a cell phone inside her home in Lahore, behind a razor-wire...

Scotland Yard Brought in For Bhutto Murder Probe But With Limited Scope

By Tariq Butt ISLAMABAD: The government move to invite foreign detectives to get to the bottom of a high profile political assassination (of former prime...

Election Commission Follows Musharraf’s Lead at Expense of Credibility

By Raja Asghar ISLAMABAD, Jan 2: The Election Commission on Wednesday went along with the executive, disregarding the views of key political parties, to postpone...

Musharraf’s Poll Postponement Decision Attempt to Avoid People’s Wrath

By Afzal Khan The decision to postpone elections was on the cards the day after assassination of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto when top leadership of PML-Q...

Bhutto’s Return to Pakistan Had Started Turning Pakistanis Against Terrorism

The assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto comes at a time when Pakistani public opinion has been increasingly turning against extremism and...

Latest articles

TLP Protests: Pakistani State Keeps Ceding Space to Non-State Actors

The Pakistani state has a long history of ceding space to non-state actors but repressing genuine civilian political parties. Activists belonging to the Tehreek-i-Labbaik...

Khan’s Promises Notwithstanding, Pakistan’s Economy Continues to Slide

Two and a half years after coming to power and promising a Naya Pakistan in which the country would not have to beg or...

Banning Indian Cultural Products to Maintain Artificial Pakistani Narrative

The Pakistani state has a long history of moral policing but it appears to be becoming worse every year. According to an editorial the...

PDM Owes Pakistanis a Unified Message from a United Opposition

Bringing together 11 diverse political parties, from all over the country, holding 3 massive rallies in Gujranwala, Karachi, and Quetta, has been no mean...