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Nawaz’s troubles are over

Allama Iqbal had a dream which was eventually realized in the formation of our beloved homeland. This required struggle to achieve our cherished dream. A large number of Muslims gathered under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam and strived for it. Since

Afghanistan and the Vietnam war        

After months of military escalations and negotiations recriminations, the United States agreed to remove all remaining forces by September 2021. US President Biden set a date of September 11 for the withdrawal. Many circles are wondering why this date was

Understanding CPEC Authority legislation

The managing authority of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), commonly termed as the game changer for Pakistan, has no legal standing for the last six weeks. The government got the CPECA bill passed from the National Assembly on February 2,

Our way of governance

The history of our homeland bears witness to the fact that no problem including political and economic crisis has ever been completely resolved. The government democratically elected by the people were overthrown by military dictators and the sacrifices of the

End of liberal democracy

Since the advent of the century, observers who keep an eye on the ideological conflict have predicted that liberal democracy is on a decline. I remember my meeting with General Hamid Gul over 15 years ago in which he said

Indian designs against Pakistan

Although Indo-Pak history has been troublesome since 1947 with the two countries fighting three wars, except for some brief interlude in 70s when Morajee Desai took over reign or Vajpayee’s bus tour to Lahore, New Delhi has been consistently been

Life and destiny

I was with my friends at a hotel near Al-Asif Plaza discussing politics as usual. Some of us blamed the government for the ongoing scenario in the country, while others were critical of the opposition. It was certain that people

It was a ‘failure’

Dec 13 came by and went. PDM was supposed to hold a jalsa, and it happened. The event was supposed to be held at 5PM but some ministers had already declared it a ‘failure’ by noon. What could be an

The day we will never forget

The darkest day in Pakistan’s history – December 16 – returns every year reminding us of the innocent children who went to school to receive an education, not realizing that their books and bodies would be drenched in blood. I

Never look down at any good deed

Our Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) narrated a story to his companions about a man from the previous generations before Islam. The man in the story was a righteous person and lived among the people but had difficulty in his life.

Pakistan’s stolen art

It’s a known fact that art pieces are stolen worldwide and sold to the filthy rich ‘art-lovers’ at exorbitant prices. Initially, it was an act of individuals. Now, it has become ‘teamwork’. Some expert thieves steal the art pieces from

Who is successful?

Every human being in the world wants to be successful in any area of life but does not know how to succeed. Everyone wants success, but they do not bring such qualities that make them successful. Once a black child

Remembering Maulana Adil

On Saturday night, a tragedy took place in Karachi which saddened every Pakistani. Prominent religious scholar Maulana Dr Muhammad Adil Khan was assassinated by unidentified men. Very few clerics are highly educated. MaulanaAdil is one of them who did his

Neglecting agriculture sector

The government is planning to import around 2.6 million tonnes wheat, 300,000 tonnes sugar and may even need to buy more cotton than last year’s 3.2 million bales. Wheat and cotton production fell short of the government’s target as farmers

Development of tribal areas

The Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) has started propaganda that no efforts are being done for the development of tribal areas. These accusations are completely baseless, made on ill intentions and contrary to the reality on the ground. Whether it’s Balochistan

CPEC – where East meets West

Politicians should realize that any anti-state agenda will divide us even further and create hatred among people. They should refrain from lashing out the esteemed armed forces who have rendered immense sacrifices and are held in high regard by the

Importance of History

History matters. Nations who do not appreciate and preserve their history will be eventually wiped off and forgotten. Unfortunately, we have lost the value of history and have made efforts to alter textbooks to inculcate half-truth, lies and fallacies to

Right to water, food, shelter

In a hadith, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) stated, “There is no right that the son of Adam is more entitled to other than these (four) rights: A home to live in, a garment to cover his nakedness, a piece

Exploring Chitral

Chitral is the most peaceful region of Pakistan and also the largest district in the Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The main city is situated on the Chitral River also known as the Kunar River. The ancient history of Chitral

Pakistan’s geopolitical role

In global geopolitics, there is a saying that if you cannot defend your land, then you can’t become its owner. The case of the United States and Australia is in front of us. Similarly, Israel emerged as a separate nation

Of falls and standing tall

Apart from being extremely tall and having good eyesight, a giraffe is considered an intelligent animal. We can learn many lessons from the life of a giraffe. The female giraffe, or cow, is pregnant for about 15 months. Most newborn

What you think, you become

What you think, you become. Dr Alia Crum is an assistant professor at renowned Stanford University and is famous for her research on the human mindset. In one of her famous talk, she shared a story about a group of

Smile – Key to success

Singapore is regarded as one of the richest and most developed countries in the world. The city-state is roughly a quarter the size of Karachi but the economic production is several times more than Pakistan. The per capita income is

Conspiracy theories

We have a general tendency to believe in conspiracy theories. Whenever there is no plausible explanation for some phenomenon, we blame it on our demons; CIA, RAW, Mossad, etc. If it’s still beyond comprehension then we can even blame in

An owl on every branch

Whenever an incident occurs anywhere in the world, the concerned government tries to bring out the facts after a thorough investigation. However, after the PIA plane crash in Karachi before Eid-ul-Fitr, a significant revelation came from a key Pakistani government

Who will bring change?

Whenever we refer to societal or economic issues, we speak about bringing a change, need to change our system, infact the skeletal framework of our nation. We often hear about the need to change the existing system if we want

Money can’t buy everything

During our lifecycle from birth to death, people often complain about problems and work less to eradicate them. We are in a rat race of life to earn money, gain power and authority. In the meantime, we have forgotten to

Reforming tourism sector

World Tourism and Travel Council (2018) denoted that Pakistan’s tourism industry has the potential to reach $39.8 billion in a decade. The present government has already vowed to promote Pakistan as ‘Asia’s Best Kept Secret’ in the global tourism market.

Need for economic revival

The National Assembly has approved the Federal Budget 2020-21 presented by the PTI-led federal government. The incumbent government has not introduced any new tax in this budget, which will have a positive impact on the business community. However, due to

Economic greed

The government is trying its best to develop the economy under difficult circumstances as we are facing an economic and health crisis. Yet, there is no end to the insatiable greed of businessmen and industrialists who are only thinking about