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Economic Cooperation Organisation

The Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) is an intergovernmental organisation involving seven Asian and three Eurasian nations. The Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) provides a platform to discuss ways to improve development and promote trade, and investment opportunities. The ECO is an ad hoc organisation under the United Nations Charter (Chap. VIII). The common objective is to establish a single market for ... Read More »

Pak-China Relationship: Newer Horizons

The three days visit of Chinese Premier Mr. Wen Jiabao, has attained another milestone in the history of bi-lateral relationship of Pakistan and China. Pak-China relations began in 1950 when Pakistan was among the first countries to recognise the People’s Republic of China. Following the 1962 Sino-Indian War, Pakistan’s relations with China became stronger; since then, the two countries have ... Read More »

Media Ethics in Pakistan

This is the right time that media owners, editors, practitioners and professional journalists should pay due attention to the issue and prepare a comprehensive code. Media is regarded as eyes and ears of a society which not only serves as a watchdog but also provides credible information regarding important and newsworthy national and international events to enrich and strengthen the ... Read More »

Status of Women in Islam

The western media is projecting a very gruesome and poor plight of the women in Muslim countries with the intention of distorting the true image of Islam. There is a lot of talk about women’s rights in Pakistan and other Muslim countries these days. The western media is projecting a very gruesome and poor plight of the women in Muslim ... Read More »

Retrospective Analysis

A man, who has little knowledge of international relations, can easily understand that Pakistan cannot be a beneficiary of the Mumbai incident. The Indian blame game against Pakistan exposed by the Jahangir’s World Times in its January 2009 issue has been confirmed by Wikileaks recent disclosure published in The Daily Mail, London. In an exclusive interview with Brig (Retd) Syed ... Read More »

WIKILEAKS Impact on Pakistan

The release by Wikileaks of hundreds of thousands of classified cables exchanged between the State Department and the US embassies abroad has predictably embarrassed both the individuals quoted in them, as well as the governments concerned. This duplicity has left many red faces all over the world with the target individuals and governments scrambling to clarify their positions to control ... Read More »

What’s Next for the Middle East Peace Process?

There are already more than 90 countries that recognize an independent Palestine, but it is unclear how many will sign up for the official recognition of the Palestinian authority’s unilateral declaration for a seat at the United Nations. Last month was a tough one for the Obama administration. The president was strongly criticized by the left wing of his own ... Read More »

Only A Regional Approach Can Bring Middle East Peace

The Palestinians are concerned that talks without deadlines simply allow Israel more time to build more settlements, which will further undermine any possible agreement. Despite an agreement to keep talking, expectations are low for the talks between Israelis and Palestinians that began in Washington last month. There is a small chance that an incremental process will eventually lead to a ... Read More »