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Liberalism has become a taboo word in Pakistan, and secularism has become almost criminal. However, the good news is that, in logical terms, the right-wing narrative, with endorsements of fabricated national history, seems to be losing ground


Nawaz Sharif is under intense attack by the religious lobby for calling for making Pakistan a ‘liberal’ democratic nation.


Pakistani officials define our full spectrum minimum deterrence as India-specific. To put it simply, the strategic calculus is narrowed down to deterring a militarily and economically stronger India.

For decades, extremism, which has been devouring our country from the inside and had become an existential threat to Pakistan, continued to be promoted  
Militarising Gwadar and imposing apartheid-like measures is not something random but is part of a systematic policy to ensure that the Baloch are thoroughly disenfranchised in every way

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Imran Khan discussed the reasons why the number of terror attacks in the country had decreased. “When the Americans were pushing Pakistan to do more,” he said, “the country was heading toward a frenzy of fanaticism.


IT is hard not to sit up and take notice of the chief of army staff’s current preoccupations in America. This is not the first time over the past year that Gen Raheel Sharif has travelled to a foreign capital as Pakistan’s de facto head of state, but the trip to Washington confirms what was till now a badly kept secret.


The peaking interest in Pakistan’s nuclear weapons is indeed noteworthy since it coincides with the government making severe economic compromises. As a result of continuously borrowing heavily from the IMF without a repayment plan, the government has been pressured into increasing taxes by Rs40 billion to secure the next $502 million loan payout from the IMF.


While Indian politics under BJP is self-destructive, it is a great threat to India’s neighbouring countries, especially Pakistan and Muslims in India – Kashmiris are up against Indian Brutalities.


Karachi is expected to be the world’s second largest city in the next 15 years, are we ready for that, asked traffic engineer Ashar Lodhi during a discussion forum, titled ‘Transportation Issues in Karachi and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) proposal’ at NED University on Wednesday.


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spotlight image Relations between India and Morocco go back a millennium with the first recorded links dating to the 14th century, when the famous traveller and writer from Tangier, Ibn Batuta, travelled to India.
Stepping up action against terrorists attacking India, President Donald Trump's Administration has declared Hizb-ul Mujahideen (HM) a “global terrorist organisation” in an attempt to choke off financial and other support to it.
On 14 August 1947 Pakistan, consisting of East and West Pakistan, celebrated its independence. The 14th was chosen for the ceremony because Lord Mountbatten who came to Karachi as the Chief Guest had to later leave for Delhi where ot the midnight stroke India was to declare its independence.
The Doklam stand-off and a variety recent opinion pieces in magazines and newspapers draws attention to the poor state of defence policy preparedness and the lack of meaningful higher defence control in India. 
The two ideologically divergent ruling partners - the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - in Jammu and Kashmir are headed for a showdown as the debate over the abrogation of Article 35A of the Constitution of India heats up.
At the root of the present Doklam crisis is China’s intrusion into Bhutanese territory for its road building projects. These connectivity projects are integral to President Xi Jinping’s dream project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). India and Bhutan were the only two countries that did not participate in the first forum
It wasn’t so long ago that the whole world watched as Donald Trump sashayed on to the Riyadh red carpet and stole the show with his tough talk on Iranian-sponsored terrorism.
A vehicular attack to maximise casualties and spread panic is now a well-tested terrorist strategy in European cities.
It is a privilege to be invited to this most prestigious of law schools in the country, more so for someone not formally lettered in the discipline of law. I thank the Director and the faculty for this honour.

As talk of war and violence -- all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against -- gains prominence across the world, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.


Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.


This is the continuing amazing spiritual journey of a Muslim man from Kerala who plunged into Vedic religion after a chance encounter with a Hindu mystic under a jackfruit tree in the backyard of his house when he was just nine. It is a story w...


History is told by the victors but in our modern age, even contemporary events get - or are given - a slant, where some contributors soon get eclipsed from the narrative or their images tarnished.


Humans have long had a fear of malignant supernatural beings but there may be times when even the latter cannot compare with the sheer evil and destructiveness mortals may be capable of. But then seeking to enable the end of the world due to it...

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