While Islamabad’s policymakers generally favour closer ties with the US, this preference raises concerns for China.
Many of these fighters became disillusioned due to shifts in the state’s policies on jihad.
By advancing long-delayed water projects, the Taliban aim to garner support for their regime.
State institutions are faced with the immediate challenge of bridging the discrepancies between declared policies and their actual implementation.
The country has a history of misusing security-related laws to target politicians.
The TTP’s attacks on the police are part of a scheme to propel the military towards the cities.
The failure of regional forums pushes states towards bilateral and multilateral engagement.
Credit goes to Chinese diplomacy for resolving bilateral hurdles among Belt and Road Initiative countries.
Pakistan stands at a critical juncture where it must take transformative measures.
As persisting political turmoil dominates the mainstream discourse, terrorist groups are busy restructuring their networks.
Stigmatising and labelling pushes Balochistan’s marginalised youth deeper into an identity crisis.
PTI should analyse why a mainstream political party cannot capture a religious group’s turf.
There are no clear-cut winners or losers in this battle for supremacy.
Our national character resorts to fancy terms to justify duplicity, such as "balance".
Lucid policy lines would serve the national interest better.
The TTP can’t aggravate chaos to a level that causes an unprecedented delay in polls.
Pakistan has failed to produce minds that can join in the current debate in Muslim societies.
The Saudi-Iran peace deal may not change things for Pakistan.
LEAs need to focus on curtailing the financial supplies of the militants.
Pakistan has been failing to use its leverage over Afghanistan in a progressive way.