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What is happening in Pakistan? Why its happening the way it is happening and how can Pakistan change and become a genuinely democratic polity? Why politicians, educated middle classes and even intellectuals look towards the army to bring a...
Moeed Pirzada | What is happening in Pakistan? Why its happening the way it is happening and how can Pakistan change and become a genuinely democratic polity? Why politicians, educated middle classes and even intellectuals look towards the army to...
Analysis Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has been sacked from his position after a preliminary investigative report indicating his role in the 'Dawn Planted Story' of October 6th. It has been reported that an investigation jointly conducted by IB, MI and...
When I'm happy, I eat. When I'm sad, I eat more. Yes! I'm a Pakistani. Welcome to Pakistan - the land of . We are usually known for our cultural heritage, values, unbeatable energy, bravery, warmth, quick wit, energetic...
They say if you find yourself fallen into a pit, the first thing to do is stop digging. Afghanistan has long been an abyss, owing to the lack of vision and political insight from both itself and stakeholders. Policy...
By Maleeha Hashmi Dear Ishaque Dar sahib! This nation has not only disappointed you but everyone with an exceptionally good sense of humour. Is bragging about receiving an award from IMF that even IMF wasn't aware of, that big a...
Moeed Pirzada | Why must you read: Animal Farm by George Orwell? Let me tell you a short story or call it an example. I had posted a story on my Facebook page from Guardian, North Korea sentences US College Student...
The author is an affiliate of Conference of Defence Associations Institute and a political and defence analyst with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy. In the backdrop of a debate on an alleged leak in...
Scotland Yard, the investigative arm of British Police has dropped all charges related to money laundering against MQM leader Altaf Hussain. Charges have also been dropped against his party comrades - Mohd Anwar and Sarfaraz Merchant. Details can be...
Moeed Pirzada | Scotland Yard, the investigative arm of British Police has dropped all charges related to money laundering against MQM leader Altaf Hussain. Charges have also been dropped against his party comrades – Mohd Anwar and Sarfaraz Merchant. Details...
Moeed Pirzada | Pakistanis, Indians and the world at large may disagree on many many things; its almost impossible to count how many, but on one thing, they will all agree: putting Dawn’s prominent journalist, Cyril Almedia’s name on Exit Control List...
Pakistanis, Indians and the world at large may disagree on many many things; its almost impossible to count how many, but on one thing, they will all agree: putting Dawn's prominent journalist, Cyril's Almedia's name on Exit Control List...
Is Modi Government trying to create a war hysteria across India before the forthcoming elections in Indian states?
Moeed Pirzada | Indian TV giant, NDTV’s website reports that Indian NSA, Ajit Doval, has briefed Indian PM Narendra Modi that 100 Pakistani trained terrorists are ready at launch sites close to LOC, in Pakistani Kashmir. NDTV cites ‘sources’ for...
CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger Adnan Qaiser, a political and defence analyst with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, examines latest Kashmir uprising and its possible fallout. Horace said, “Brute force bereft of reason falls...