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The US Move On Hafiz Saeed

The US move on Hafiz Saeed

Hafiz Saeed and his followers are the latest addition to the growing list of major irritants that plague Pakistan-US relations these days. The United States’ decision to put Saeed –…

Same old mantra all round

He came, he saw, he ‘conquered’. That is the take of hardline ‘patriots’ and a large section of our media on Foreign Minister (FM) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s visit to Goa…

Pakistan deserves recognition

Pakistan’s progress in handling the threat of terrorism and curtailing it significantly is a success story in itself. With continuous efforts of security forces across the country and overcoming the…

Clarifying perspectives, defeating terrorism

With the situation in Afghanistan now reaching a climatic point as the US finalizes its troop withdrawal, Pakistan will inevitably have to deal with a possible influx of militants and…

What is terrorism?

THE Financial Action Task Force has announced that Pakistan would remain on its grey list for further monitoring for another four months. In this period, the country will have to improve its…

Getting out of the grey list

In its plenary session in October 2019, the FATF – while noting that Pakistan had made progress on 21 action plans out of 27 given by the agency – decided…

Enters another ‘Muslim League’

A too-early to a brand-new organisation's electoral campaign would raise some eyebrows, particularly if the latest outfit is yet another Muslim League - "Milli Muslim League" in this case. But…

For the record

A too-early to a brand-new organisation's electoral campaign would raise some eyebrows, particularly if the latest outfit is yet another Muslim League - "Milli Muslim League" in this case. But…

What Trumpism Means

What Trumpism means

Two weeks into the Donald Trump presidency, alarm over his unconsidered, combative, self-delusional approach to the most powerful job in the world continues to grow. Focus currently centres on his…

Pakistan And The FATF

Pakistan and the FATF

The recent pronouncements by the Asia Pacific Group which regulates the FATF regime for Pakistan portray a number of regional money laundering and terrorism financing threats that confront Pakistan. According…