Category Archive: Around the World, Featured

Is it a Major Shift in Foreign Policy?

Is it a Major Shift in Foreign Policy?

Pak-Iran Gas pipeline project is about to launch on March 11 this year and if everything goes well, it will be completed within 15 months. In 2010 Pakistan and Iran agreed that Tehran would supply...
Is Turkey a Democratic State?

Is Turkey a Democratic State?

  “With elections up-next, Islamic political parties in Pakistan are also trying to get attention of the people of Pakistan by chanting slogans of ‘Islamic Democracy’, the idea which...
Do We Have Enough Food for Future?

Do We Have Enough Food for Future?

It would be only a cliché to reiterate that the world population is ramping up at a phenomenal rate. What calls for urgent attention is to cultivate more food for the present and, more importantly,...
Could We Follow Our Constitution for Once?

Could We Follow Our Constitution for Once?

For the past 65 years the defence policies of Pakistan’s military establishment have revolved around our eastern border. Our archrival India was considered the biggest threat to the integrity and...
Our Children Deserve a Few Tears of Dear President

Our Children Deserve a Few Tears of Dear President

On 15th December, the horrific murder of twenty children and six adults at a primary school in the U.S state of Connecticut made news headlines globally; it also reignited a raging debate over...
It’s Coffee Season!

It’s Coffee Season!

Yeah! When we think of winters then two things come in mind, first a mug of hot coffee and second a good get together place to sit along with friends for interesting gossips? …No! I am not a...
New Chinese Leadership and its Foreign Policy

New Chinese Leadership and its Foreign Policy

We in Pakistan claim China as our ‘all weather’ friend but ask anybody in the streets of Islamabad, Lahore or Karachi, who rules this friendly country and you’ll turn up a blank. Even the media...
U.S and Pakistan – A Melodrama

U.S and Pakistan – A Melodrama

With the much euphoria greeted U.S presidential elections between Obama and Romney, one thing stand in chorus. The unanimous foreign policy on counterterrorism speaks on the similar footings. The...
US Presidential Election and Lessons for Pakistan’s Politicians

US Presidential Election and Lessons for Pakistan’s Politicians

US elections are just over with Barack Obama winning his second term as President. It does not matter who wins & sits in the White House since the policies of that nation does not change with...
American Elections and Pakistan

American Elections and Pakistan

Jamsheed Marker, Pakistan’s one time ambassador to the US records in his memoirs that General Zia-ul-Haq, once made a very apt observation about the impact of the American system of elections on...
Is Libya a Safe Haven of Terrorists Now?

Is Libya a Safe Haven of Terrorists Now?

During a severe protest against anti-Islam Movie, a provoked mob attacked on the US mission in Benghazi, exactly on the day of September 11, an anniversary day of 9/11, in which four Americans,...
Let’s Move Ahead with Russia

Let’s Move Ahead with Russia

Pak-Russia ties are witnessing a fresh start with an exchange of high level visits from both the sides. Something considered improbable in the past, may soon become a reality as both the sides are...
Can Twitter Win Votes for Obama?

Can Twitter Win Votes for Obama?

We have seen the vibrant role of Social Media in recent Arab Spring where youth activists used it as a way of spreading their messages quickly and somehow secretly to a large number of audiences....
Story of a Camel Drive to Australia

Story of a Camel Drive to Australia

“In the Adelaide summer of 1952 a young Bosnian Muslim and his friends, newly arrived immigrants, pushed open the high gate of the Adelaide mosque… As Shefik Talanavic entered the mosque...
Photo Blog: Suicide Bombing in Kandhar

Photo Blog: Suicide Bombing in Kandhar

    This is a sad picture of the Afghan men standing at the site of a suicide attack in Kandhar. While we Pakistanis have been a perpetual target of suicide bombing, how does the sight...
A Nobel Peace Prize and a Massacre

A Nobel Peace Prize and a Massacre

On 16 July 2012, Aung Sang Suu Kyi, the Myanmar Opposition leader stood in front of a huge audience at the Oslo City hall in Norway. The wait was over for her and, it seemed, for Burma for she was to...
The Silk Way Encounters the Arab Spring

The Silk Way Encounters the Arab Spring

The initial wave of Arab Spring in Tunisia and Egypt, and the fatal consequences in few states such as Libya, sent a wave of fear along the Middle Eastern and Central Asian states. The fear,...
A Day that Marked Terror

A Day that Marked Terror

I was only ten years old when this terrible day marked history. Too young to understand the way the world had changed that day, I remember spending my day as carefree as ever. It wasn’t until late...
Red Alert: Our Climate is Changing!

Red Alert: Our Climate is Changing!

Recently, NASA released very strange images of the Greenland ice melt, which they itself call as unprecedented. The images of Greenland taken by three different satellites show very uncommon ice melt...
The Band of Brothers

The Band of Brothers

“Our work is a sacrifice, dealing with bombs means going to meet death. Death normally comes to people, but we go to death”.   Those were the words of Lieutenant Jassim Hamad Saleh, as shocking...
The Afghan Ball Game

The Afghan Ball Game

79’ Soviet war, Mullah Omar’s Taliban regime, the September 11 attacks, and now the 2014 pull out. –reminds of something- yes Afghanistan. Ironically though, its supposed that Pakistan has...
Stop Killing the Burmese Muslims!

Stop Killing the Burmese Muslims!

Burma has a population 75 million with the Muslim population being just 0.7 million. The Burmese Muslims have been under this affliction after 1962 when the Army usurped the power in Burma. It all...