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Pakistan & 9/11
Jul 28, 2004

Pakistan & 9/11

In an article on the interrogation of Omar Sheikh, one of the accused in the kidnapping and murder of Daniel Pearl, the American journalist belonging to the "Wall Street Journal", written on March 13,2002, ("The Man Who knows & Talks Too Much"---http://www.saag.org/papers5/paper424.html), I had stated as follows:

Pakistan --To slither or slip?
Mar 30, 2013

Pakistan --To slither or slip?

Many historic moments have come and gone in Pakistan's 65 years, but never before has a democratically elected government completed a full term. As a "new" Pakistan readies for election, the question is - will Pakistanis make democracy work?

Pakistan after Musharraf: Trapped in a Maelstrom
Aug 22, 2008

Pakistan after Musharraf: Trapped in a Maelstrom

Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Nawaz Sharif's decision to withdraw support to the coalition government led by Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has only pushed Pakistan deeper into political crisis which is bound to encourage terrorist and extremist groups to consolidate their position in a nuclear-powered state staggering on the verge of becoming a dysfunctional, if not failed, state.

Pakistan and 9/11
Aug 07, 2003

Pakistan and 9/11

On July 31, 2003, Mr John S. Pistole, Deputy Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, testified before the Senate Committee on Government Affairs on ``Terrorism Financing: Origination, Organisation and Prevention``. One of the key findings he referred to was the link between the terrorists involved in the September 11 attack and Pakistan.

Pakistan and intra-provincial separatism
Sep 02, 2011

Pakistan and intra-provincial separatism

The current discourse on the creation of new provinces in Pakistan reflects the limitations of the nation's political structures and social fabric.

Pakistan and Nuclear Proliferation
Feb 07, 2004

Pakistan and Nuclear Proliferation

Once again General Musharraf seems to be caught in a Catch 22 situation with the international community accusing his country of being a nuclear proliferator.

Pakistan and the curious case of Hafiz Saeed
Jul 18, 2019

Pakistan and the curious case of Hafiz Saeed

How Pakistan deals with Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case after the ICJ verdict and to what extent it makes serious attempts at convicting Hafiz Saeed will be test cases for Islamabad’s commitment to seeking normalisation of ties with New Delhi.

Pakistan and the OIC: A divided house?
Mar 31, 2022

Pakistan and the OIC: A divided house?

Is Imran Khan using the OIC platform as a last resort to change the unfavourable domestic political situation in Pakistan and to regain his popularity

Pakistan and US, Short term benefits and long term payments
Apr 21, 2004

Pakistan and US, Short term benefits and long term payments

In early February when Pakistan was seen as the epicenter of nuclear trade, the United States decided to downplay the entire episode by terming it ¿a part of the past¿. When A.Q. Khan was given a ¿pardon¿ by General Musharraf for all his proliferation activities, for the US, it was merelya ¿matter between Mr. Khan and his government¿.

Pakistan Army Chief: शहबाज़ सरकार ने आसिम मुनीर को क्‍यों नियुक्त किया सेना प्रमुख?
Jul 28, 2023

Pakistan Army Chief: शहबाज़ सरकार ने आसिम मुनीर को क्‍यों नियुक्त किया सेना प्रमुख?

Pakistan Army Chief आइए जानते हैं कि आखिर ले. अजहर अब्‍बास कौन है. सेना प्रमुख के लिए उनकी दावेदारी क्‍यों मजबूत मानी जा रही थी. क्‍या पाकिस्‍तान सरकार ने सेना प्रमुख की नियुक्ति में निय

Pakistan Army: Blighted by Politics, Driven by Ambitions
May 13, 2023

Pakistan Army: Blighted by Politics, Driven by Ambitions

Imran Khan appears to have achieved what was supposed to be impossible and unacceptable—dividing the Pakistan Army.

Pakistan Army: The unyielding guardian
Feb 07, 2024

Pakistan Army: The unyielding guardian

In the upcoming elections, the likelihood of a new political leadership emerging in Pakistan which has a new approach and narrative remains slim

Pakistan as a Major Non-Nato Ally(MNNA) of US
Mar 22, 2004

Pakistan as a Major Non-Nato Ally(MNNA) of US

During his visit to Islamabad last week,Gen.Colin Powell, US Secretary of State, announced the decision of the Bush Administration to designate Pakistan as a Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) of the US. The decision would become effective 30 days after a notification in this regard has been sent by the President to the Congress.

Pakistan budget 2020-21: The numbers don’t add up
Jun 16, 2020

Pakistan budget 2020-21: The numbers don’t add up

Without deep structural reform, which includes reducing the size of government and curtailing the expenses on the overbearing and overfed holy cow —

Pakistan cripples SCO’s anti-terror potency
May 20, 2023

Pakistan cripples SCO’s anti-terror potency

Pakistan’s use of terrorism as a foreign policy tool has neutralised the potency of the SCO to effectively tackle this menace at the regional level

Pakistan Economy
Feb 23, 2004

Pakistan Economy

Well known Pakistani economist Akbar Zaidi discussed various aspects of Pakistan?s economy with special emphasis on the period since the 1980s, at a round table conference at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, on February 23, 2004.

Pakistan economy on the brink?
Feb 20, 2012

Pakistan economy on the brink?

Is Pakistan's economy really at the verge of a collapse? Let us look at the facts at first. Last year, the GDP grew by 2.4 per cent; the service sector marked a growth of 4.1 per cent, the agricultural sector 1.2 per cent and remittances topped $11,201 million.

Pakistan economy on ‘stand-by’ for now
Jul 01, 2023

Pakistan economy on ‘stand-by’ for now

The Stand-By Agreement from the IMF staves off the possibility of Pakistan defaulting on its debt, but only temporarily, not indefinitely.

Pakistan economy: ‘Provisional’ budget, fanciful figures
Jun 23, 2022

Pakistan economy: ‘Provisional’ budget, fanciful figures

It has become apparent that Pakistan is on its way to be the next Sri Lanka as it struggles to stay afloat. 

Pakistan Elections 2007-2008: Key Players
Jul 28, 2023

Pakistan Elections 2007-2008: Key Players

In November this year, the world will witness one of the most keenly awaited presidential elections in Pakistan with President Pervez Musharraf seeking a second term from the existing parliament without giving up his uniform. A few months later, in early 2008, will follow the general elections for the National Assembly. Contrary to perceptions, the road to re-election may not be smooth. There are chances that the situation in Balochistan and Wazi

Pakistan elections and PPP
Apr 15, 2013

Pakistan elections and PPP

Pakistan's PPP-led government failed to end the domination of the military over the government, much less bring the military machine, particularly the army, under the government's control. A huge percentage of the country's budget is allocated to the military.

Pakistan facing many crises
Feb 07, 2013

Pakistan facing many crises

Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari is due to complete his term in office after the elections later this year. The role of General Kayani, the Army Chief who is due to complete his extended term this year, remains to be seen. It is to be noted that the ISI is also under the Army.

Pakistan general elections 2018: Analysis of results and implications
Dec 18, 2018

Pakistan general elections 2018: Analysis of results and implications

n July 2018, Pakistanis voted in what was the third consecutive transfer of power from one civilian government to another in the country’s 71-year history. The elections may be called a success in that winners had been declared. However, the months leading up to the elections demonstrated the power of the military, and its ability to influence election outcomes and control sections of the media. As Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan see

Pakistan General Elections 2018: What’s at Stake?
Jul 17, 2018

Pakistan General Elections 2018: What’s at Stake?

In well-functioning democracies where those who lose elections live to fight another day, the forthcoming general elections in Pakistan is a battle for survival for many of the main political players in the country. To begin with, the brazen intervention by the military establishment in the political process has left the polls little credibility. In many ways, the elections will set the future trajectory of politics in Pakistan. While the deck se

Pakistan generals’(s) election: Shock, awe and the traditional swindle
Feb 10, 2024

Pakistan generals’(s) election: Shock, awe and the traditional swindle

The power of the people has upended all expectations and predictions in this Pakistan election

Pakistan has a Herculean challenge ahead
May 13, 2013

Pakistan has a Herculean challenge ahead

The outcome of Pakistan's elections has not been particularly surprising. Nawaz Sharief's PML-N is likely to form government soon. Having a trusted hand like Sharif at the helm is a plus point, but he would have to undertake a herculean labour to transform Pakistan's condition. If he fails, there will only be despair.

Pakistan in the 2012 Failed States Index: All that glitters is not gold?
Jul 26, 2012

Pakistan in the 2012 Failed States Index: All that glitters is not gold?

Although Pakistan does definitely have stability concerns, it was able. And, although the government and the institutions have generally weak legitimacy within the population, this does not necessarily translate in the rejection of the idea of Pakistan as a national entity.

Pakistan in the eye of the storm
Apr 15, 2015

Pakistan in the eye of the storm

The 12-point resolution approved by Pakistan's Parliament said that Islamabad must maintain "neutrality" in the Yemen conflict. Pakistan has good reasons to have rejected what could have become a quagmire for its forces. But, it has angered Pakistan's friends, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Emirates.

Pakistan in the grey area
Mar 01, 2018

Pakistan in the grey area

The more the nation gets isolated, especially in the international financial system, the greater its dependence on the Chinese.

Pakistan in the margins
Oct 10, 2016

Pakistan in the margins

In the aftermath of Uri terror attack, India has been putting pressure on Pakistan by using multiple levers of power

Pakistan in Yemen
Mar 31, 2015

Pakistan in Yemen

With Saudi Arabia now so fearful of a rising Iran, it is quite clearly Pakistan's payback time. And Yemen could mark the beginning of a new and more significant phase in Pakistan's involvement in the security politics of the Gulf.

Pakistan is a step closer to its manifest destiny. But India doesn't need to worry
Jul 20, 2018

Pakistan is a step closer to its manifest destiny. But India doesn't need to worry

Whether India deals with ISI or its 'plural' ISIS, the fundamental 'inimicalness' of the Pakistani state towards India will remain the same.

Pakistan is fishing in troubled waters by protesting against CAA
Dec 26, 2019

Pakistan is fishing in troubled waters by protesting against CAA

The superciliousness of western media is surpassed only by Pakistan's unabashed statements on CAA and preaching secularism to India.

Pakistan is working overtime to reignite the fires of jihad in Kashmir
Feb 17, 2018

Pakistan is working overtime to reignite the fires of jihad in Kashmir

By merely eliminating terrorists, security forces aren’t addressing the Jihadi ecosystem existing in J&K.

Pakistan isolated in South Asia but China’s still got its back
Dec 05, 2016

Pakistan isolated in South Asia but China’s still got its back

Although in Heart of Asia Pakistan was isolated but to wean Pakistan away from China, with their interests converging in containing India in the region

Pakistan media’s strange silence on India-China border spat in Ladakh
May 25, 2020

Pakistan media’s strange silence on India-China border spat in Ladakh

Despite reports of unarmed clashes between the Indian and Chinese soldiers and the fact that the stand-offs are taking place at more than one place �

Pakistan militant groups distracting State from people's problems
Jun 05, 2012

Pakistan militant groups distracting State from people's problems

The elimination of militant groups in Pakistan is a long and painful 'disposal process' but the State of Pakistan is not willing to face up to this challenge, says Prof. Stephen Tankel of the American University, an expert on Pakistan.

Pakistan military can’t handle growing Pashtun storm, so it’s blaming countries like India
May 03, 2019

Pakistan military can’t handle growing Pashtun storm, so it’s blaming countries like India

The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement is difficult for India to support because the movement owes its success to the absence of foreign funding or support.

Pakistan Minister's visit to Delhi
Dec 15, 2012

Pakistan Minister's visit to Delhi

New Delhi's focus in the talks with Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik is on the bilateral agenda- especially justice for the plotters of the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai. But it is in India's interest to widen the conversation to include the latest developments in Afghanistan where Islamabad has begun to make some big moves.

Pakistan needs to be rescued from its current predicament
Nov 11, 2014

Pakistan needs to be rescued from its current predicament

On November 2, the Wagah border which collects curious crowds on either side of the border gate to witness the interesting manoeuvres of border guards on either side were witness to a gory incident of a terrific explosion on the Pakistani side,

Pakistan needs treatment for its psychosis
Mar 05, 2018

Pakistan needs treatment for its psychosis

Instead of conjuring up bizarre conspiracy theories and nurturing a victim complex, Pakistanis need to see the reality.

Pakistan occupied Pakistan
Jan 20, 2006

Pakistan occupied Pakistan

Some years ago when Karan Thapar interviewed Pervez Musharraf, the general was self-assured and voluble. That was before 9/11 but after Kargil. Last fortnight, he was once again voluble, and when not talking about himself, he was talking about Kashmir. But his body language showed nervousness, impatience, an edginess and even tiredness. And Thapar drove a hard bargain.