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No End To Turmoil

No end to turmoil

It would be no exaggeration to say that the Muslim heartland is aflame and that in large measure the turmoil is attributable to not just a struggle against authoritarian rulers…

Doha Move: First Step To Legitimize Terrorism

Doha move: First step to legitimize terrorism

September 20, 2011 US President Bush policy statement to defeat, stop, eliminate and destroy terrorism through power and giving it the name of War against Terror now seems failed by…

PIA’s Silver Lining Playbook

PIA’s silver lining playbook

Last year’s blockbuster ‘Silver linings playbook’ grossed over $236 million worldwide, more than eleven times its budget. Nominated as the best film of the year, the story is of two…

A Visit To Kabul

A visit to Kabul

Being the place my forefathers originated from, Afghanistan has always attracted me. However, Kabul’s breeze, its beautiful hills, the soothing beauty and the peace of mind and heart I feel…

Keep PIA Flying

Keep PIA flying

Facing multiple crises simultaneously – most of them man-made – Pakistan’s workforce and institutions remain amazingly resilient. In many ways Pakistan International Airlines is symbolic of state of the nation…

The Pace Picks Up

The pace picks up

Early last month, the American deputy secretary who led his country’s delegation to the US-Afghan bilateral commission meeting in Kabul said: “Afghan-led reconciliation is also central to the transition as…

The Question Of Intervention

The question of intervention

When Harvard professor and former special advisor to the Obama administration, Samantha Power, accepted her nomination as the next US ambassador to the United Nations, she thanked the president with…

View Point: Afghanistan Peace Talks

View Point: Afghanistan peace talks

Following the opening of Afghan Taliban's political office in Doha the first round of direct, official talks between the US and the Taliban starts there today to end the 12-year-long…

Watch Out, Mian Sahib

Watch out, Mian Sahib

Mian Nawaz Sharif, who could not finish his stipulated term as prime minister twice before, has taken oath of office as PM again. Acquiring a ‘heavy mandate’ in his 1997…