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Pakistan is a client state of China already!

By Allabaksh The renowned Economist magazine recently carried a story on Pakistan, looking at the country in positive terms and giving room for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to find his feet in the new environment in which the military is playing a second fiddle. The narrative is about how the ...

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Pakistan’s 54 year itch to annex Gilgit-Baltistan

By Samuel Baid On March 14, Pakistan’s Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination, Riaz Hussain Pirzada, told Geo TV that the country was preparing to make the Pak-occupied area of Gilgit-Baltistan its fifth province in keeping with the Sartaj Aziz Committee report. Pirzada claimed the committee had recommended that Gilgit-Baltistan be made ...

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PAKISTAN FACES FLAK AT HOME FOR CLOSING BORDER WITH AFGHANISTAN

By Manzoor Ahmed Pakistan Government has been roundly criticized at home for closing the border with land-locked Afghanistan in the name of fighting terrorism. The anger is more since Pakistani soldiers and Rangers resorted to firing across the border and inflicting casualties. In retaliation, the firing from the Afghan side, ...

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Pakistan the State Sponsor of Terror and the FATF

Farooq Ganderbali Under the threat of impending action from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Pakistan took action against Hafeez Saeed, Amir of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), the so-called charity organization front of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). The FATF, which held its plenary session in Paris in the third week of February, ...

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Jammu and Kashmir dispute and the CPEC

Dr Shabir Choudhry   The Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir Hari Singh had ambitions to become a sovereign ruler of Jammu and Kashmir. He did not join India or Pakistan, and after the termination of the British Paramountcy on 15 August 1947, he technically became a sovereign ruler. He concluded ...

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Demand for inclusion of Sikhism in census form

SAHER BALOCH After protests by transgender community and persons with disabilities, now Pakistan Sikh Council has also come forward with an appeal to the Supreme Court of Pakistan asking it to include Sikhism as a religion in the census form of 2017. Speaking to Dawn on Sunday, the council’s patron ...

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Fictional Indian City Scares Pak

By Allabaksh The Pakistani paranoia about India is manifest in many forms, all based on its own ‘figment of imagination’, far unrelated to reality. The country is overtaken constantly by a perceived fear of India breaking it up even when its leaders, civilian and military, declare with pride that it ...

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China And Pakistan Help Russia Peel Off U.S. Superpower Status

By Polina Tikhonova If Russia, Pakistan and China join forces to eradicate terrorists from Afghanistan, it would not only allow the Troika (Rus-Pak-Chi) to prevent Afghan terrorism from spilling into their borders, but also peel off the United States’ superpower status in the process. As Moscow, Islamabad and Beijing seem ...

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