The far-reaching impact of Axact’s misdeeds

Aftab Arif Siddiqui -The clues were in the name like a juicy riddle — hidden yet blatantly obvious. A business whose activities were immoral and illegitimate.


Tazeen Akhtar - Crash of Helicopter in Naltar, Gilgit was an accident, which not only took lives of three ambassadors and two spouses of ambassadors but also raised many questions. First and foremost argument in this respect speaks about the need of such visits that include a large number of personalities who are of high importance.

Is Belarus and Russia's 'brotherly love' coming to an end?

Mikalai Anishchanka in Minsk

The speed with which the Kremlin has become hostile towards its neighbour Ukraine has left many in Belarus fearful of Russian aggression, or even an incursion across their own border.

Throughout his 21-year rule president Alexander Lukashenko has traditionally held close political, economic and military ties with Russia. However he’s also maintained that although the two countries “are like brothers”, Belarus is a separate and autonomous state.


Arif Nizami

Samuel Johnson, literary titan of the 18th century, once famously said: patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

The Outlook for the New Year

By Paul Craig Roberts-Washington has shaped 2015 to be a year of conflict. The conflict could be intense.


Dr. Song Jong-hwan -Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1983 the relations between Pakistan and Korea were tepid as there was no visit from the top leadership of Korea in thirty one years. 2014 became an important year. The honorable speaker of National Assembly Mr. Kang Chang-hee led a team of ruling and opposition party parliamentarians to Pakistan on 29-30 January 2014 and Honorable Prime Minister Chung Hongwon visited Pakistan with a large delegation of officials and business people on April 13-16.

Most dastardly act of terrorism

THE most dastardly act of terrorism in army public school Peshawar Tuesday resulting in the martyrdom of move than 132 little angels and injuries to about 245 is a national tragedy which had never been witnessed in the history of the country and for that matter any where in the world.


Iqbal Khan-The Nobel committee said that it was important that a Muslim and a Hindu, a Pakistani and an Indian, had joined in what it called a common struggle for education and against extremism. Co-recipients of the award belonged to different generations and to two neighbouring countries sternly hostile to each other.

Fall of Dhaka: A Political Fiasco

Khurram Ali Khan-December 16, 1971 is embedded in the history of Pakistan as a ‘black day’. Despite winning liberty unitedly, the first twenty-four years of independence of Pakistan gave rise to surprisingly varied ‘political cyclones’, ensuing from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal. Results of elections in 1970 explicitly presented the political polarization that had developed due to incompetence and lack of forbearance of politicians. Yahya Khan‘s mediation for bringing Z.A Bhutto and Sheikh Mujibur Rehman on the same page failed.

India ‘link’ to Raphel fall


A tip from Indian soil which shed new light on how US diplomat Robin Raphel empowered the Taliban may have hastened her downfall in Washington.

Accounts from Raisina Hill, the seat of government in New Delhi and from Chanakyapuri, the capital’s diplomatic enclave, however, indicated that India’s official apparatus was not involved in the tip. The US embassy was behind relaying the information, albeit in the course of routine transmission of material.

Security Institutions Failed in Karachi

Muhammad Aamir Rana - IT was shocking that for a considerable long time criminal elements continued firing in Kharadar and Lyari areas of Karachi on Friday and the whole locality looked like a war theatre.


Fidel Castro
During their evolution, Homo Sapiens, as intelligent beings unique among millions of living species, never had a concept of the nature of, or reason for, their existence. Endowed with the ability to think, they were governed by strict instincts. They knew nothing of the rest of their marvelous planet. It is not even known when they came into possession of this ability; in rare instances some state that it was a million years ago or a little more, but it is generally considered to have been more than 200,000 years ago.


WHEN Malcolm X visited Mecca in 1964, he was enchanted. He found the city “as ancient as time itself,” and wrote that the partly constructed extension to the Sacred Mosque “will surpass the architectural beauty of India’s Taj Mahal.”


While women's development and activists organisations continue to focus on violence against women through protest against it, providing legal and medical help where possible, they do not take a political stand on it, to push for legislation that does not allow domestic violence to be viewed as a private, non-cognizable offence...         
Najma Sadeque