Pakistan

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POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Pakistan, Narendra Modi, Ashraf Ghani, India-Afghanistan ties

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit: Kabul wants more from India, but will New Delhi take risks?

The sentiment has been 'Kabul, Delhi bhai bhai'. But Afghanistan, which is still supporting the 'good Taliban', wants Delhi to show it more love. India needs to tread a cautious path at this time.

MONEY

 |  5-minute read
Import ban, IMF, Economic Advisory Council, Pakistan

Pakistan's cheesonomics: Economic Advisory Council needs to stop thinking outside the box

Imran Khan's economic advisors do not seem to give a damn about the potential catastrophe banning import of cheese, cars, mobile phones and fruits would lead to.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Imran Khan, ISI, Maryam nawaz, Social Media

Corrupt no more: How social media reacted to Pakistan court suspending Nawaz Sharif's jail term

Nawaz Sharif's release is sure to raise fresh questions over the alleged role of the ISI and the Army in the recently concluded general elections in Pakistan.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Transgender rights, Gay rights, Lgbtq rights, Pakistan

While India celebrates partial strikedown of Section 377, the queer community in Pakistan continues to suffer

On September 8, a transgender person in Pakistan succumbed to burn wounds, after they were set on fire allegedly by four people attempting to sexually assault them.

POLITICS

 |  Breaking views  |  7-minute read
Ahmadi Muslim, Atif rehman mian, Pakistan, Imran Khan

Why Imran Khan must think thrice before uttering 'Naya Pakistan'

The article has been co-authored by political commentator Rajiv Jayaram and New Delhi-based columnist Atul K Thakur.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Imran Khan, Xi Jinping, US, OROB

Why Pakistan has a big China syndrome

Beijing has steadily replaced Washington as Islamabad's principal patron and partner.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Pakistan, China, India-us relations, 2+2 dialogue

The US-India 2+2 Dialogue: When two plus two may not make four

Great changes are taking place around us. As China expands its influence, terrorism, instability and power games are growing. India and the USA will have much to discuss. The challenge will be reaching mutual satisfaction.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
China, One Belt One Road, Pakistan, Indian Economy

India's sweet spot: Our economy is stable, although financial disasters loom across the world

Multiple economies are facing 'contagion' globally. India is in a stronger position but must watch its fiscal deficit, savings rate and the impact from speculative exits.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Afghanistan, India-pakistan dialogue, Pakistan, Imran Khan

Why Imran Khan cannot afford to delay foreign policy initiatives any further

The Pakistan Prime Minister has to realise the country’s external ties are just as worrisome as the internal problems.

POLITICS

 |  Tarar Square  |  7-minute read
Peace, Imran Khan, Pakistan, Indo-Pak Relations

Why I am convinced Imran Khan's Pakistan stands for peace

The hug of Pakistan’s General Bajwa and Navjot Singh Sidhu set the groundwork for a new chapter in Pakistan-India relations.