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Exercise Aman-2023

The oceans are ‘shared global commons’ and the ‘lifeline’ of international trade. Oceans hold the key to the present and future economic development, prosperity, and foremost, security for all nations.…

Shah Latif: a liberal democrat

“Peacocks are dead and the crows are ruling the country”. So lamented Shah Latif as his homeland fell into hands of charlatans piling miseries upon the people. He is deploring…

‘I will return’

Sitting in a wheelchair and wearing a deep blue hospital gown, Imran Khan held forth from his hospital room on Friday evening as if he were on the container or…

Assassination blues

In an excessively fractious environment, political violence has been raised to a new level which is absolutely untenable. The criminally-planned and dastardly-executed assassination attempt on the person of Imran Khan…

The people have spoken for peace

Massive protests have erupted in the beautiful valley of Swat – against militancy and terrorism, as thousands of people took to the streets of the largest city of Swat district…

National congress

The meeting of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China is very important in the sense that it determines the leadership of China and its goals. The…

The bold tactics that have kept Iran protests going

Flashmob-style protests, images beamed onto tower blocks, water fountains dyed blood-red: young Iranians armed with little more than their phones have adopted a slew of tactics to give demonstrations over…

After the night before

Will Pakistan have changed when I write my column next week? And who would have their last laugh? For the moment, though, we have to contend with what happens today,…

Failure of a ‘saviour’

No, it is not the windmills of corruption that the great leader is now tilting at. The target has changed, for the time being. Now he is hunting for ‘traitors’…

The letter controversy

Pakistan has some unique similarities with Turkey, particularly in the context of their bilateral relations with the US. Because of their prized geo-strategic locations, both countries have remained key US…