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Ships Are Safe In The Harbor, But That’s Not What Ships Are For

By   /  April 28, 2020  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

By Rafiq Jan We witnessed far too many planes aloft in the skies than the flocks of birds in the last two decades or so, prompting the manufacturers to burn the midnight oil in meeting the demands of producing planes for airlines, also because of the burgeoning global travel industry. But then struck the unseen […]

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India’s Goebbelian Concoctions and COVID19

By   /  April 28, 2020  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

By Imtiaz Gul Nationalism – your appreciation of the land you belong to – is indeed something cherishable. But when conflated with a particular ideology – either religious or political – it turns deadly and morphs into extremist nationalism. Remember what happened in Germany under Hitler and Italy under Mussolini. Is history repeating itself in […]

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Politics of SROs

By   /  April 11, 2020  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

Imtiaz GulChief Editor The most common tool for extracting benefits from the state in favour of particular person or group in Pakistan is the  Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO).  Back in 2014, for example, the SRO 115(1)/2014 of 19-2-2014 literally suspended the Finance Act 2013 the Parliament to allow existing taxpayers, keep on evading taxes by […]

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Press Freedom in Pakistan: Some Questions to CPJ

By   /  April 1, 2020  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

A veteran Pakistani journalist and author challenges CPJ’s statement in support of the owner of Pakistan’s largest media group, advising it to raise its voice for the Pakistani journalists who are being exploited by media owners and not paid for months.Posted on 03/31/20By Imtiaz Gul | Via ViewsWeek Let me clarify at the outset: No believer in […]

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A Different World Post COVID-19?

By   /  April 1, 2020  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

Gen.(Rtd) Tariq Khan This is what is doing the rounds. It is an attempt to create a social divide in an already divided country. Everyone knows that the bulk of the virus infection was brought in through Taftan. These are those zealous people who were living parts of the Ziarat. They comprised the uneducated, the […]

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COVID-19 Paralyses New York

By   /  March 30, 2020  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

Jehangir Khattak – Matrix Magazine This is incredibly scary; the city had 185 confirmed cases on March 14 and exploded to 30,000 by the evening of March 28. The number for the New York state stood at at least 52,318, with at least 728 COVID-19 induced deaths. This means around 46 percent of the national […]

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Life-saving infographics on COVID-19

By   /  March 30, 2020  /  Media  /  No Comments

By: Zeeshan Salahuddin – The Center for Research and Security Studies

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Afghanistan: Shun The Past For a Better Future

By   /  March 17, 2020  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

Imtiaz Gul After years, if not decades, an unequivocal message is resonating out of Islamabad; Pakistan desires a sovereign, democratic, united, stable and prosperous Afghanistan.  From the PM’s Office to the GHQ – all key stakeholders continue to convey to Afghan visitors as well as through the media this guiding principle of the country’s Afghan […]

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