Locals allege that a transmission line has led to the destruction of thousands of trees, including protected walnut species, without proper permission, as a power plant comes up in Chitral.
Pakistani political parties probably need to agree on a new social contract around Pak-China friendship. Guided by the grand political consensus on relations with China, this contract should envisage remedies for problems that are arising out of the business and investment activity, argues one analyst.
Who is protecting the corrupt in Pakistan's political establishment? Pakistan's anti-corruption authorities have failed to bring to justice the culprits responsible for bringing the country's once profit-making steel mills into an enterprise that has gone bankrupt.
When a narrative loses appeal it simply requires a review. Harping on lost arguments creates only confusion and distraction. Banned militant groups are continuously giving Pakistan diplomatic stress, which Islamabad needs to address sooner than later.
Davos is a unique opportunity to showcase Pakistan, it is imperative that major Pakistani business leaders use the Davos platform to be counted as the outstanding entrepreneurs they are.
The US will eventually come to the home truth that a strong and vibrant Pakistan is critical to its interests in the region, there is no solution in Afghanistan without Pakistan.
Deaths in violent incidents declined by 21 percent but sectarian violence escalated compared to 2016, Islamabad CRSS says in a report.
Instead of making the elections controversial and adding to Pakistan’s problems, elections should be deferred with consultations among all stakeholders. This delay will also allow elongation of the Senate’s life for a short time.
The year 2018 may further complicate the already tense relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, fears one analyst.
Whether Afghanistan’s present internal political polarization and external factors will permit any forward movement in its tricky relations with Pakistan is a huge question mark.