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KP Police Powers


THE Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly was witness to an unusual spectacle on Friday a meeting of minds between the treasury and opposition benches. Legislators across the aisle expressed their reservations about the provincial police force that, according to them, was abusing the powers it has recently acquired under an ordinance and committing excesses against `innocent` people. The heated discussion came ... Read More »

Why Arab States Have Failed


The recent killing of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, ISIS’s propaganda chief, has been touted as a great success by the countries trying to decimate ISIS capabilities. It was seen as such a great achievement that both the United States and Russia claimed that their air attacks were responsible for his death. The forces ranged against ISIS—the United States, Turkey, the Iraqi ... Read More »

India’s Armed Forces, Guns and ghee

India’s Armed Forces, Guns and ghee

To many Indians, their country’s strategic position looks alarming. Its two biggest neighbours are China and Pakistan. It has fought wars with both, and border issues still fester. Both are nuclear-armed, and are allies with one another to boot. China, a rising superpower with five times India’s GDP, is quietly encroaching on India’s traditional sphere of influence, tying a “string ... Read More »

Will there be war?


Will there be a war between India and Pakistan due to attacks by non-state actors on an Indian Army installation at Uri? The question begs an answer due to the strident response of the Indian media. The war clouds obscure the fact that the death knell of conventional wars between the nuclear armed adversaries has already been sounded due to ... Read More »

Functions and powers of UN General Assembly


LAHORE: During its 71-year old history, the 193-member United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has had only one Pakistani as its President in 1962, when the country’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Chaudhary Muhammad Zafarullah Khan (1893-1985) was elected for this prestigious slot. Zafarullah Khan had earlier served as Pakistan’s first foreign minister between 1947 and 1954. A devout Ahmedi by ... Read More »

Few paths to planet-saving climate goal


OXFORD: The global target to prevent climate catastrophe, crafted at a landmark summit last year in Paris, will be very difficult if not impossible to hit, said some of the world`s top scientists meeting this week in Oxford. The first-ever climate pact to enjoin all nations vows to cap global warming at `well below` two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) ... Read More »