November 23, 2017

Pakistan: Accountability Across the Board

In Pakistan judicial accountability has largely been limited to the subordinate judiciary. An independent and incorruptible judiciary can convincingly dispense justice and hold persons accountable only if it carries out self-accountability. Read More »

The World Has Not Forgotten Kashmir

India may be trying to make the world believe that the situation in its administered part of Jammu and Kashmir is well, but the realities on the ground are changing the dynamics of the conflict as Kashmiri youth take over the reigns of 70 years old struggle for the right of self-determination. Read More »

Pakistan Needs Whole-of-government Approach

Beijing has literally pulled Pakistan out of a generally hostile international environment through the CPEC. Read More »

India-Pakistan Partition Through Writers’ Eyes

When we tell the story of Partition of India and Pakistan through writers' experiences, it becomes a very different event from the one we know through the high-political narratives focused on Jinnah, Nehru, and the Mountbattens.  Read More »

Morality and Misplaced Loyalty

Accountability must not be applied only to politicians, bureaucrats and ordinary citizens, keeping the corrupt in the senior military hierarchy and the superior judiciary out of the ambit of accountability is utter disloyalty to the institutions and to the state. Read More »

Mindset That Rules Pakistan

Accountability and compliance with the rule of law probably should be our yardstick for this support of the opposition, instead of looking at it through the eyes of incumbent elites. Read More »

The Politics of Water

Corruption, terrorism, nepotism and flight of capital are important challenges, which Pakistan is facing. However, the water issue needs to be tackled with the utmost diligence and commitment by our government. Read More »

Court Bars Pakistan’s Sharif from Holding Public Office for Life

Pakistan's Supreme Court has sent Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif packing after an investigation found him and his family failing to give satisfactory evidence of money trail to justify his opulent lifestyle and expensive London properties. Read More »

India Hastens Hydropower Projects in Jammu and Kashmir

The government appears determined to utilize the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty to the full. Read More »

US and Pakistan: Why Not Just Say No to CSF?

It’s about time to act like a self-respecting and confident nation which is ready to correct its own course as well as being poised to address others’ concerns on issues such as terrorism, regional peace and cooperation, opines one Pakistani analyst. Read More »