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Rise of the Shehbaz League?

The indicators are flashing and wailing like an ambulance light in emergency mode. There’s this meeting over “lavish tea” between Maryam Nawaz, Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Sharif that launches a media frenzy. Participants then fire off formulaic tweets which...
One of our popular singers once composed a lyric that went something like: “Pakistan has been passing through a critical phase, ever since I was born”. We also keep hearing about defining moments. Several have come and gone –...
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — In a bloody overnight attack in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the Taliban routed an Afghan Army outpost, killing dozens of soldiers and raising fears of a concerted insurgent offensive in the province, a former seat of...
WASHINGTON DC: US President Donald Trump urged Gulf unity Tuesday in remarks released just hours after he appeared to back Saudi Arabia and its regional allies’ decision to sever ties with Qatar. In an abrupt and sweeping move, Saudi Arabia, Egypt,...
Indian print and electronic media are running a propaganda campaign in which they have claimed killing 13 militants in a period of 4 days in Machil, Uri and Poonch sectors in counter infiltration. There have been graphic details provided by...
Connecting the sequence of events: Till August 31st, 2017, Pakistan claims 700 ceasefire violations at LoC by India, resulting in many civilians’ deaths, earlier of many Army personnel too. Trump revealing the Afghanistan policy launched a diatribe against Pakistan stating, “We...
In the immediate aftermath of Sharif’s son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar’s diatribe against the Ahmadis in the National Assembly, a despondent senior PML-N stalwart confided in me: ‘It seems we have a death wish’. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has,...
The town of Tral in the district of Pulwama, or the “volatile” Tral as Indian media refers to it, is for the local people the "Land of Martyrs", "Town of Newton” (a militant, Ishaq Ahmad Parray had been nicknamed...
Nobody knew in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) that a 22-year-old boy will change the narrative of guerrilla warfare by mounting a challenge to the massive Indian security grid. That, too, without concealing his identity. He appeared with his real...
With U.S. President Donald Trump taking credit for the Arab world’s move to isolate Qatar, the U.S. may be destroying the small country militarily. Qatar – one of the richest countries in the world – thrust itself into the global...