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Ambassador Dr. Jamil

Ambassador Dr. Jamil

The writer is a former ambassador, senior analyst and international affairs expert.

Neither play and nor will let others to play

Our situation is changing day by day and apart from December, the pressure of global debt and interest payment is also gradually increasing in the coming days. At the same time, there is also a crisis of medicines in the

Time is slipping away

The malaise of Pakistan’s economy has reached its highest point, the dear country is being burdened by debt, which can be well estimated by looking at the sum of our internal and external payments that has reached 253 billion dollars.

Something ‘unexpected’ about to happen

The atmosphere of tension in Pakistan’s politics seems to be gradually intensifying, PTI’s determination to reach Islamabad in any case and on other hand, the determination of police and security agencies to maintain law and order in Islamabad. Our home

The point of no return

The situation in Pakistan is rapidly deteriorating day to day. Due to the tension between political parties and institutions, a situation of conflict is being created which is not beneficial for Pakistan in any way. The circumstances that exist today

Chances for Pakistan to exit FATF’s grey list

The process of Pakistan’s removal from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey list is a good omen and a sigh of fresh air as global inflation, Pakistan’s political situation, and other economic indicators continue to point to uncertainty. Worryingly,

PM’s visit to Turkey

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif visited Ankara on a three-day official tour to Turkey where he discussed enhancing Pak-Turkish relations and bilateral trade. Whenever such state-level visits take place, the regional situation and global issues are always discussed. Some of it

War and conflict in space

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine is not going away and is escalating. It may not be possible for Moscow to cool down the flames until it achieves the desired goals. Russia has been engaged in this endeavour for the

Afghan crisis

Afghanistan is on the brink of collapse that could push its entire population into poverty and starvation. The war-ravaged state needs more than just emergency humanitarian assistance. If this situation continues and the United States does not lift sanctions, the

Yemen’s extreme crisis

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen has reached a critical stage. In an attempt to target just one percent of Houthi rebels, the entire nation has been reduced to a rubble. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) knows the devastating impact

Russia-Ukraine standoff

US President Joe Biden has warned there is a distinct possibility Russia might invade Ukraine in a few months. The United States and Russia have kept the door to diplomacy open but huge gaps remain while there is a clear

Global turmoil

Hopes are fading even after eight meetings of the “World Powers” over the past two months regarding the nuclear deal with Iran. It is important to keep an eye on the dangerous implications of bitter statements made by powerful countries

The Muslim world

The Muslim Ummah stands at a turning point in the changing landscape of the world, where many groups of Islamic countries were engaged in conflicts with each other. The powerful forces of the world, in order to achieve their interests

Growing regional uncertainty

The regional situation has changed rapidly since the Biden administration came to power in the United States, with far-reaching effects. The focus of US foreign policy and attention since the Biden administration has been on countering China’s influence, climate change,

Pakistan’s economic front

The year 2021 ended with immense diplomatic challenges for Pakistan particularly due to the turmoil in Afghanistan, regional and global situation and the escalating crisis between the United States and China. Pakistan has been in the crosshairs as the two

Afghanistan and Muslim world: How successful was the OIC meeting?

It is certainly commendable that the Foreign Ministry has managed the OIC meeting in such a short time. At the invitation of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan accepted the hosting of the summit and sent a clear message to the world by

Afghanistan-Iran: Regional instability

Due to the best efforts of Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the 17th extraordinary session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) is taking place to figure out how to save Afghanistan from a humanitarian

Repercussions of Sialkot lynching

The way Sri Lankan factory manager Priyantha Kumara was brutally murdered has sent shockwave through Pakistanis. The heartbreaking incident has once again tarnished Pakistan’s image global and let’s be clear, the consequences internationally for our country are dire. This is

Qadeer Khan’s legacy

Abdul Qadeer Khan, Fakhr-e-Pakistan and Mohsin-e-Pakistan, is the man who dedicated his life to Pakistan; the man who shattered the nefarious intentions of the enemies; the man who is the pioneer of survival of Pakistan and the inspirer of humanity.

New war frontier, new challenges

The United States is refusing to acknowledge its diminishing influence and failures whether in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, or Libya. The denial is giving an impression of whether the US wants to maintain its status in the region. It certainly

A message to youth

The 120 million young people of Pakistan are forced to face a struggling economy and a storm of inflation with great surprise and despair. These young people are also aware of the fact that for the last several decades, our

The Kashmir issue

India’s oppression and barbarism against Kashmiris have been going on for the last 70 years, the dark night of carnage is not coming to an end, but oppression is on the rise. Institutions, which claim to be the protestors of

Afghan crisis

When humanity is reduced to the point where people start starving to death, its effects are not limited to one country. The effects of the food crisis in Afghanistan have begun to spill over to neighboring countries, including Pakistan. Human

Peace deal with banned TTP

Pakistan is currently surrounded by mountains of problems and there are several hurdles that do not seem to be diminishing in the near future. In such a situation, if the country moves towards peace, it will be no less than

Bumpy EU-Turkey relations

A diplomatic crisis was averted as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan backed down from his threat to expel ten Western ambassadors from the country. Erdogan threatened to declare the envoys, including from the United States and European countries, as ‘persona

Struggling economy and FATF’s whirlpool

Pakistan’s hopes of exiting the FATF grey list have been shattered once again. The global money laundering and terror financing watchdog decided to keep the country under enhanced monitoring for another four months. However, analysts are divided on the global

Inflation storm

Pakistan is witnessing historic inflation in the history of its existence and our political leaders very comfortably claim that the current inflation is a global problem. For the first time in history, the minimum price of all four petroleum products

Pak-US ties

After the complete withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, US-Pakistan relations have come full circle. The recent visit of US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman has proved clear tensions between the two countries. For the first time in history,

Growing US-China animosity

China has gradually emerged as the world’s largest manufacturing and trading nation. Apart from rapidly reaching unprecedented economic goals, its military strength has also been increasing by ten percent annually. With the multi-billion Belt and Road Initiative, China is now

Effects of NZ cancellation

There is no denying that Pakistan has a cricket craze. After religion and our national language, cricket is the third most important thing that unites our nation. Men, women, children, and people of all ages love cricket. When the national

Indian aggression and United Nations

On September 12, Pakistan released a 131-page dossier to the United Nations against India, claiming almost all the evidence that could lead India to a war crime and the Indian forces’ human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and