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Devastating quake in Balochistan

BY SAJJAD HUSSAIN Balochitan has been hit by a devastating earthquake in the wee hours of Wednesday resulting in large-scale destruction and loss of life.As the nation was still grappling with the consequences  of the Wednesday’s quake, more tremors and aftershocks continue to jolt the …

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We must emulate China’s example

BY PROF KAMAL President Visit to China was vital because of the change at the helm, and change of government in Islamabad. Pakistan-China friendship is time tested. It has withered every storm in South Asia, in which China has stood on Pakistan’s side. President Asef …

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Manifestations of the war on terror

By Dr Ghayur Ayub Almost every other Pakistani is talking about terrorism; a term highlighted by smart lobbyists in America in the 1980’s. It remained nonspecific until the fall of the Soviet Union. After the fall, when the Jihadi friends of America focused their attention …

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Stable democracy must to sustain economy

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI The country is passing through the most critical juncture in its history with sliding down economy and political instability which poses a great challenge to the newly elected leadership of the country which has been voted into power by the people pinning …

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Extremism, terrorism spreading worldwide

BY MS TANVIR IN their first televised debate spanning over 90 minutes the US presidential can-didates John McCain and Barack Obama presented their viewpoint on various issues confronting the United States and the world. Their analysis of the situation and comments on different issues merit …

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Pakistan on path of democracy

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI The world powers that matter continue to  acclaim the election of Senator Asif Zardari a the new President of Pakistan turning a new leaf of hope and expectation after almost a adecade of dictatorship. The US which solidly supported former President for …

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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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