Daunting Economic Challenges of Pakistan

By Asif Haroon Raja Unsavory history of the cluster of 12-party coalition After the dissolution of the National Assembly (NA) on the advice of former PM Imran Khan (IK) on April 3, the PTI regime was shown the door by the PDM joined by the dissidents from PTI through a vote of no confidence on April 9. This was made possible by the Supreme Court. Shahbaz Sharif (SS) secured two more votes above the magical ...

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Thoughts on political imbroglio in Pakistan (Part – 2)

By Asif Haroon Raja “For Pakistan state to collapse, it is basically the Pakistan Army, which has to collapse. For better or worse, I do not see that happening”. Christine Fair   Points to ponder over The widely held hearsay that the military establishment whether in power or out of power called all the shots is true and not a conjecture. The establishment helped the PTI to enervate the PML-N lead ...

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Thoughts on political imbroglio in Pakistan ( Part-1)

By Asif Haroon Raja Rundown on dramatic regime change The PTI pitched against PML-N triumphed in the July 2018 elections, breaking the two-party monopoly. Pathetic performance of the two mainstream parties, sustained propaganda of PTI’s media cell, politics of agitation by the PTI activists, the judicial prejudiced approach, assistance provided by hidden hands, charisma of Imran Khan (IK), and his tall prom ...

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Political crisis deepens

By Sajjad ShaukatBy bringing the political battles into our bedrooms, social media has made it much difficult for politicians and other heads of the key institutes to speak lies and to hide information. Pakistan’s political crisis deepened after the ouster of the former Prime Minister Imran Khan-chairman of the PTI through vote of no-confidence motion, passed in the National Assembly (NA) on April 9, this y ...

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The Indian war on Muslims and the occupation of Kashmir

By Dr. Firoz Mahboob Kamal The pathology of the Hindu war on Muslims India’s Hindutva war on Muslims is not new. It started with frequent anti-Muslim riots during the last days of the British rule in India and got intensified after the country’s independence in 1947. The British snatched political power from Muslims and groomed Hindus as the subservient collaborators to give sustenance to British rule. Beca ...

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Regime change in Pakistan

By Asif Haroon Raja Change of guards After the nerve wracking drama on April 9 and melodramatic ending at midnight, the PTI regime had to throw in its towel and hand over the reins of power to the opposition. On April 11, the opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif (SS) was elected as the new PM unopposed since the PTI boycotted the voting. SS straightaway announced a relief package in the form of 10% increase in ...

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India’s provocative intrusions in Pakistan

By Asif Haroon Raja Amidst the ruckus created in the parliament lodges on 10 March on account of the Ansarul Islam militants of JUI-F entering the building and taking over its security to protect Maulana Fazlur Rahman, which was duly covered by the media, the TV channels splashed the breaking news at about 7 pm that the DG ISPR will hold a press conference at 8 pm. In the wake of political turmoil created b ...

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Kashmiri women demand writ of instruments of human rights

By Ghulam Nabi Fai The Vienna Declaration and Program of Action adopted by the World Conference on Human Rights, confirms the human rights of women as an ‘inalienable, integral and indivisible part of human rights.” The Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action, both are an outcome of more than two decades of collective efforts of the international community. NGO’s and civil society at large, and their who ...

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