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Kashmir: seeking solutions; investing in peace By Rustam Shah Mohmand

  • The events unfolding in the wake of the killing of Burhan Wani, a Kasmiri freedom fighter about three months ago, have demonstrated beyond any shadow of doubt that the continuance of the status-quo is not an option any longer .The number of people who have risen in revolt ,the sheer determination and defiance of the […]

  • Gwadar, CPEC and questions By Imtiaz Gul

    The extremely cautious and calculated Chinese approach -meticulous planning and patient/quiet execution represents a sharp contrast to the way Pakistani politics and bureaucracy works. Chinese officials and friends privately often complain of the propensity among Pakistanis of unnecessary bluster, emotional sloganeering and little pro-active approaches. For the Chinese dream of One Belt One Road and […]

  • The ‘P’ in CPEC stands for Pakistan by Nazia Jabeen

    The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), known as the project of regional economic integration beyond the geographical route, is a $51.5-billion project of 3,000-kilometre network of roads, railways and pipelines to transport oil and gas from Gwadar port to Kashgar city in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region. Its importance for socio-economic development of Pakistan in […]

  • India: Mother-ship of terrorism By Ahmad Rashid Malik

    To isolate Pakistan is on the top of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda, and this is not unusual. He finds every opportunity to blame Pakistan no matter if the forum is congenial or not for that sort of discussion. At the 8th BRICS summit, held at Goa on 16-17 October, India tried to unsuccessful […]

  • Can Bilawal revive the party? By Zahid Hussain

    SLOWLY but surely, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari is making his presence felt on the national political scene. Though still raw and a novice, he has infused new life into the PPP that many thought was on the ventilator. He has certainly inherited the charisma and the mass appeal of the Bhuttos that has been missing from the […]

  • BRICS summit

    THERE was a time when the BRICS grouping was considered a serious affair by the world community. Comprised of the largest emerging world markets, the group was looked upon as an engine for the global economy, with a potential role in lifting economies out of the wreckage of the great financial crisis of 2008. BRICS […]

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