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How I discovered the hidden springs of Khuzdar in Balochistan

MADEEHA SYED  The sky at Moola Chotook lights up with the planet Venus and Jupiter and the constellation Orion’s belt. Curiosity can be a powerful driving force; the need to constantly seek and discover. The one thing that travel does is keep your senses sharpened — you are constantly exposed …

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CPEC promises the moon but Gwadar just wants water

By Shezad Baloch It is hard to imagine going without clean drinking water for 15 to 20 days consecutively, but for the citizens of Gwadar, it is a fact of life. Residents of this coastal city get clean drinking water for just one hour, every two to three weeks. For …

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Selective approach

OWEN BENNETT-JONES  THERE were many who believed the army would never confront the militants in North Waziristan. Too many strategic assets were located there, they said. And the cost of appeasing the West by dismantling the militants’ infrastructure would be too high. But the predictions were wrong. Eventually — after …

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CPEC payments

By: Dr Farrukh Saleem Why is China shutting down coal plants in China and setting up new ones in Pakistan? Dozens of projects under CPEC continue to be shrouded under a thick veil of secrecy. On February 14, the Ministry of Water and Power submitted details on the financing and tariff …

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How Trump can cripple Iran

By Ray Takeyh and Reuel Gerecht A consensus has developed in Washington, DC, for some “pushback” against Iran. Democrats and Republicans would be well-advised to learn from the Cold War: Don’t compromise the battle on the ground for fear of compromising arms control. We should contain and roll back Iran …

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Pakistan: Violent Status Quo In Balochistan – Analysis

By SATP By Tushar Ranjan Mohanty At least five persons, including two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel, were injured in a targeted hand grenade attack in the Cinema Chowk area of Turbat town in Balochistan on March 12, 2017. FC sources said that two unidentified assailants riding a motorcycle lobbed a …

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دستور اور بلوچستان

اپنے قیام کے بعد کئی سالوں تک پاکستان سرزمین بے آئین رہا ۔ پاکستان پر 1935ء کا ایکٹ حکمرانی 1956ء تک نافذ رہا ۔ 1956ء کا آئین سکندر مرزا کی سربراہی میں بنایا گیا جس میں سب سے بڑا کمال یہ کیا گیا کہ اس میں بنگال کی اکثریت کو …

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CPEC fears

MOAZZAM HUSAIN  AT the start of this year I had raised the question whether the CPEC projects are loans or FDI. My January column in this paper titled ‘Chinese investment’ had gone on to conclude that overwhelmingly the CPEC funds fell within the definition of FDI. The successive weeks saw …

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The dream lives on?

CYRIL ALMEIDA  IT’S not quite riddle-mystery-enigma level, but it’s worth revisiting why. Especially now that the fling seems to be over. Why did the boys want the PTI to topple the PML-N? The other way round — why did the PTI need the boys’ help? — is not very interesting. …

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ریاستی اداروں کے منہ کو خون لگ گیا ہے: محمد حنیف

  محمد حنیف کے مطابق ڈاکٹر ریاض کی زندگی کا مقصد آواز بلند کرنا ہے کراچی کی ایک عدالت نے بلالائسنس اسلحہ رکھنے کے مقدمے میں حراست میں لیے گئے کراچی یونیورسٹی کے شعبۂ کیمیا کے استاد ڈاکٹر ریاض احمد کو ضمانت پر رہا کرنے کا حکم دیا ہے۔ سنیچر …

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