Pakistan

May, 2019

  • 21 May

    Embellishing News: Another Hybrid Warfare Technique

    Vested interests have come up with a new and dangerous technique, what we call ‘embellished news’, meaning that the gist of the news item is true but it is blown out of proportion, than generalized and the negativity maximized, thus achieving the same effect: to unsettle, destabilize and sow doubts and distrust.

  • 17 May

    Pakistan: NAB Destroying Faith in Accountability?

    How can a watchdog arrest, detain, handcuff individuals or clamp down on businesses, including health facilities, without quantifying the extent of crime first?

  • 16 May

    The Fake Pakistani Bride Story

    There is nothing wrong in Chinese men coming to Pakistan to look for brides if they are honest in their endeavor. The moment fake marriages are conducted aiming not at marriage and family creation but luring young women into prostitution the situation changes.

  • 15 May

    Will There be a Détente with Pakistan After the Indian Elections?

    A partnership for peace based on sincerity and verifiable actions is the best promise for Pakistan and India to achieve detente. Enhanced bilateral trade is another mutually beneficial track that can help the two sides create stakes in peace.

  • 15 May

    CPEC: External Violence and Internal Opposition

    With no water and no electricity, how can the Pakistani government hope to sell Gwadar as the most critical link in the CPEC chain, asks one analyst.

  • 8 May

    India’s False-flag Operation

    The Sri Lankan attacks have all signs of being a classic “false” flag operation of RAW. The end motive is to malign and further demonize Muslims the world over, at the same time goad the Muslims emotionally into further reaction so that they can be confirmed labelled as a terrorist religion.

  • 5 May

    FATF Action Plan Implementation Urgently Requires a ‘Coordinator’

    FATF review offers Pakistan a historic chance to demonstrate to the world that it has indeed turned the page to move from a security to a normal state.

  • 1 May

    Pakistan: Serious Disconnect in Policy and Practice

    Pakistan has an uphill task ahead until late September to stand up to the challenges and avoid being blacklisted. All members of the Indo-Pacific rim led by India and the US are working overtime to push Pakistan to the blacklist.

  • 1 May

    What Next After Change of Financial Guard in Pakistan

    Hafeez Shaikh, who will administer Pakistan's troubled economy after the exit of his predecessor Asad Umar, would do well to form a team of his own choice to be able to handle the country's failing economy and push down soaring inflation, writes one analyst.

April, 2019

  • 22 April

    Beijing’s Message to Pakistan Ahead of PM Khan’s Visit

    Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is visiting China amid high hopes of further cementing Islamabad's already strong relations with its closest ally. And the message from Beijing is also unambiguous that the interests of both countries are inter-twined, writes on Pakistani analyst.