News & Current Affairs

U.S. Alliance with “The Shah of Pakistan” is Exacerbating Pakistan’s Instability

America’s most vulnerable ally in the war on terror is Pakistan. But our alliance with the nuclear-armed Islamic state may be exacerbating that country’s...

Bhutto’s Life Represents the Struggle Between Pakistan’s People and the Establishment

Benazir Bhutto, the outstanding icon of Pakistan’s struggle for democracy is gone. For those who only saw her as a distant political figure, her...

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...

Latest articles

Perils of Promoting Cultural Nostalgia

When we look the world over, it appears that countries are demonstrating, in the words of author and public intellectual (and nuclear physicist) Pervez...

Pakistan Must Do More to Comply with FATF

Every February, June, and October, when the next FATF meeting is to take place, the government of Pakistan tries its best to simply do...

Pakistan Needs to Stay Focused on Covid19

Global public health experts and virologists agree that Covid9 is still here and the best way to tackle this pandemic is a combination of...

Acknowledging truth belatedly continues to erode Pak credibility

Credibility is gained by acknowledging the truth immediately, it is eroded by denying it for years and then appearing to acknowledge the reality. The...