Long march by Baloch Missing Persons

 Muhammad Aamir Rana - The Long Marchers have completed 700 km and entered Karachi after travelling 27 days on foot.Before reaching Karachi a car tried to ram the walkers on three occasions and the marchers are receiving death threat messages on their cell phones

Dispute over Drone

(Greg Miller) American and Pakistani officials sharply disagreed Thursday about whether an Islamic school was struck by a US drone, in an unusual attack that inflamed tensions over the CIA drone campaign. According to Pakistani officials, three missiles were fired into a compound in Khyber ­Pakhtunkhwa province about 5 a.m. local time Thursday, a rare strike outside the Pakistani tribal areas near the Afghan border that are usually targeted by US drones.

Armenian Foreign Policy U-Turn

Ansar Mahmood Bhatti--
On 28-29 November, the European Union’s Lithuanian presidency will host the Eastern Partnership Summit, where association agreements with Moldova, Georgia and Armenia are expected to be initialed, and where an EU-Ukraine association agreement is expected to be signed. These agreements are accompanied by Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements (DCFTA) with the EU, which are making Moscow nervous.

Joint Statement

Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Thursday released joint statement of meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Obama. Here is the full text of the statement.

Transit Passage of the Eurasion Countries

Giresun University
Giresun / TURKEY

Nawaz Sharif Address to USPBC

Prime Minister’s Remarks at the
US-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) Luncheon.
Washington DC 21 October 2013

Executive Vice President U.S. Chamber Myron Brilliant
Chairman Miles Young,
Executive Director Espie Jelalian,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am delighted to be with you this afternoon at the US Chamber of Commerce – the world’s largest business organization.

Nomination is Milestone

By Sherry Rehman
She didn’t win the Nobel Peace Prize. That’s totally ok. The award nomination is a milestone among many.
Malala Yousafzai, 16, is still proud and hopeful that she will move bigger mountains. So is mainstream Pakistan.

Without going into who got the coveted prize and why, we congratulate the OPCW for the important work they do, and set our gaze to the future.

The Goldilocks Moot

Sherry Rehman

BOTTOM LINE: My readout on this meeting is that it met its expected low bar. It didn't do more than break the diplomatic ice, which it was set to do. Nor did it evolve into an opportunity for some serious peace take-aways, which is the leadership need of the Asian century. So it stuck to the Goldilocks middle, no big chill, but no big thaw either.

The meeting reflected little change in the Indo-Pak cycle of circling back to Zero every so often.

Science of Harmoniousness

Prof. dr. Ahmad Gashamoglu -
The Science of Ahengyol (Harmoniousness) was firstly proposed in 2008 by the Azerbaijani Sociologist and Mathematician Ahmad Gashamoglu. It means the way to harmoniousness.

Pak-Turk Joint Declaration on Strategic Cooperation

Taking root from the brotherly and historical relations between our nations;

Recognizing with profound satisfaction the manner in which these relations have developed and matured over the years through genuine goodwill, respect, common interests and mutual cooperation;

Proceeding from a desire to further consolidate relations between the two countries through intensified political and economic cooperation by taking concrete and tangible steps in all spheres;

Welcoming the successful democratic election held in Pakistan in May 2013;

Istanbul - a jewel in the Turkish crown

Bashy Quraishy

In recent years, I have been visiting Turkey and particularly its dazzling and most cosmopolitan city-Istanbul on various occasions. Not only as a curious admirer of its awe-inspiring history, great landscape, magnificent cuisine, gracious people and famous hospitality but also to take part in numerous conferences, seminars and meetings with its political leadership.


What moved me to write was the fact that very serious events will be happening very soon. In our times, our species hardly spend ten or fifteen years without facing a true risk of disappearing. Neither Obama nor anybody else could ensure otherwise. I say this from a realistic perspective, since only the truth could offer to us a little more wellbeing and a breath of hope. We have come of age when it comes to knowledge. We have no right to deceive others or ourselves.

The overwhelming majority of the public opinion knows enough about the new risk ahead.

Tailoring Great Expectations

Fahad Humayun
He flew into Pakistan from Kabul on Monday with a tightly scheduled ten-hour itinerary in hand, only to later announce his decision to extend his visit until Tuesday and lunch with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Murree. Until late Monday afternoon the rumour mill was in overdrive with speculations that he would eventually fly out with a released Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, and possibly other key political prisoners, amidst a blitz of international publicity.

Anticipating the re-election of President Ilham Aliyev for third term.

M Asif Noor
Azerbaijan, known as "Tiger of Caucuses", will be going into presidential polls in October this year. With only few months left for electing the new head of state, unofficial polls are anticipating the re-election of incumbent President Ilham Aliyev for a consecutive third term.