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President should visit China as announced

President should visit China as announced BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI Contrary to his announcement to visit China first, President  Asif Ali Zardari has chosen to visit  Dubai and  Britain. Visit to Dubai and  UK are being described as private. But the President who has flown to …

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The Taliban’s Resurgence

WTP EXCLUSIVE The Taliban (“Students of Islamic Knowledge Movement”) ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001. They came to power during Afghanistan’s long civil war. Although they managed to hold 90% of the country’s territory, their policies—including their treatment of women and support of terrorists—ostracized them …

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Why extremism after Musharaf ouster?

Why extremism after Musharaf ouster? BY MS TANVIR NATO and Afghan government continue to  point their fingers of accusation towards Pakistan either for not doing enough to rein in militants or for supporting and training them. Notwithstanding the fact that there have been a lot …

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Parachinar is burning

By Dr Ghayur Ayub Sarwan Ali-an honest man, is a retired Lance Naik from the village Malana in the outskirt of Parachinar and has been living with his wife in a single room. Not any more. Now, he is fighting for his life in Agency …

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US, ISI-PPP Saga?

BY GUL AYAZ The United States (US) scathing criticism on Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) over alleged links with Taliban and the knee jerk reaction of the only 127 day old PPP government has opened a new Pandora-box for Pakistan, which is already passing through a very …

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War on terror vs. war in terror

War on terror vs. war in terror ANALYSIS BY SARDAR KHAN ISLAMABAD, Jul31:The war on terror after 9\11 is converted to war in terror in the troubled region across the Durand Line. The current talibanisation in Pakistani areas,anti-state activities of Balochistan Liberation Movement(BLA) in Balochistan, …

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3 Cs of Bush-Choose cooperation or conflict

BY IQBAL HADI ZAIDI On Sunday 20th July, 2008 all newspapers whether in  Kuwait or back home Pakistan have very prominently flashed the news in bold red that USA has asked Iran to decide as to what suits it best-to cooperate with USA or pick …

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Pakistan should ratify the ICC

By Anees Jillani To this day, only 7 out of the 106 who have ratified the ICC Treaty are Asian countries: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Mongolia, Cambodia, Timor Leste, Japan and South Korea. A step in this direction by Pakistan would set a good precedent for other …

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Flawed justice for Sudan

By Antonio Cassese Genocide has become a magic word, and people think that its mere evocation triggers the strong outrage of the world community and perforce sets in motion UN intervention. But this is not so Those who follow events in Darfur closely know very …

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Adaptation Challenges in OIC Countries

WTP REPORT Climate change is taking place across our urban centres, coastlines, deltas and valleys, from Morocco and Egypt to Nigeria and Sudan to Pakistan and Indonesia. If there is one challenge confronting the contemporary world, which calls for immediate reflection and action that surely …

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