Foreign Policy Archive

Expose: Pakistan’s lame, apathetic foreign service: The following article was initially published in a widely-circulated English daily of Pakistan, who subsequently removed it from their website for unspecified reasons. It is being published here with permission of the author. The arrow shot by the archer
افغانستان کی موجودہ صورت حال پر حامد میر کا من مانی تشریحات پر مبنی کالم – عامر حسینی:     حامد میر نے اپنے نئے کالم میں پاکستان کی افغانستان کے حوالے سے پالیسی کو تباہ کن قرار دیتے ہوئے یہ مفروضہ پیش کرنے کی کوشش کی ہے کہ طالبان نے ایران سے اپنے تعلقات پاکستان سے
Asif Zardari vs. Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan’s regional economic ties:     No matter what one says about the least PPP dispensation, it had a much clearer vision of the region that the Saudi Establishment Proxy government of Nawaz Sharif. It was the previous government that re-started work on
Not Fit to Print: An Insider Account of Pakistani Censorship:   Imran [Khan], [Tahir ul] Qadri, and the ISI [Inter-Services Intelligence] are our best friends,” our weekly editorial meeting at Pakistan’s Express Tribune was (jokingly) told on Aug. 13, 2014, a day before the two political leaders began their
نواز شریف کی خارجہ پالیسی ناکام – ایاز امیر اور نذیر ناجی:   Source:   Source:
A comment on Benazir Shah’s article in Foreign Policy magazine on Lashkar-e-Jhangvi – by Dr Abbas Zaidi:   Post by Let Us Build Pakistan.   In its latest issue, Foreign Policy has published an article by Benazir Shah titled “The Trouble Convicting LeJ’s Malik Ishaq” (Read: in which the facts of the Shia and Sunni Brelvi/Sufi
Incompetence or glee over bloodshed? A comment on Christian Caryl’s article on #ShiaGenocide – by Ali Taj: This article is in response to Christian Caryl’s article titled“Not About Us” published in Foreign Policy Magazine on February 20th in 2013. The author is either completely unaware of the ground realities of Shia Genocide in Pakistan or is simply rejoicing
US apology to Pakistan: A clear vindication of Pakistan Government and Chairperson PPP – by Ravez Junejo: NOVEMBER 24, 2011: Two Apache helicopters, part of a wider group of NATO air support, flew into within 1km distance from Pakistani airspace and launch an unprovoked attack at two border checkposts in the Salala area of Mohmand Agency,
India offers Pakistan electricity and economic-centric foreign policy: My Editorial published in the Daily Mashriq بھارت نے پاکستان میں جاری توانائی کے بحران کو فوری طور پر حل کرنے کے لیے 5ہزار میگاواٹ بجلی روزانہ کی بنیاد پر فراہم کرنے کی پیشکش کی ہے۔ بجلی کی یہ
Pakistan nationals will be able to roam freely in India soon: Related : Most favourite nation? S Akbar Zaidi With Thanks : First Post India In a bid to ensure more people to people contact, India is contemplating easing visa regulation for Pakistan nationals. With the cabinet note on the
Pakistan: Moving towards self destruction: No one knows what Pakistani establishment has in its mind & what it is planning & planning for whom’s benefits? But we say surely not for people of Pakistan. However, one thing’s for sure, that it’s leading us towards
Pakistan’s security thinking -by Professor Ijaz Khan: Security is a concept that changes with the times, responding to systemic changes in human governance, priorities, technology, economy as well as sociology. The most important question is what you want to secure. A related question is defining the
Military must surrender control of foreign policy – by Shiraz Paracha: Recent arbitration by the Saudi intelligence agency in the ongoing ‘CIA-ISI war’ is yet another proof that Pakistan is in a dangerous mess created by the military’s illegitimate control over the country’s foreign policy. Before it is too late,
Isolationistan: Pakistani Parliament’s recent sovereignty-obsessed-resolution clearly illustrates power of the establishment in an important arena of domestic and foreign policy making. The resolution also manifests the unwillingness of our real decision makers to permit change in our military dominated, flawed
The GHQ has got it wrong! -by Khaled Ahmed: The Pakistan Army has turned Pakistan isolatiaonist on the principle of ghairat (honour). Everyone knows it runs the country’s foreign and security policies. Look closely enough and you will find that it runs practically everything. The TV channels emphasising
A wise interview by President Asif Ali Zardari – by Ahsan Abbas Shah:
Choosing sovereignty over servitude — by C. Christine Fair: Pakistanis are outraged by US Ambassador Munter’s reported assertion that the US government is entitled to influence Pakistan’s internal affairs in exchange for US assistance. The US is Pakistan’s largest source of economic support either directly or through international
Pakistan’s ‘India-centric’ foreign policy and so-called ‘national’ interests -by Arshad Mahmood: Source: Aaj Kal
ایڈ نہیں ٹریڈ – بینظیر حکومت کا بینظیر ویژن – by Ahsan Abbas Shah:   ایڈ نہیں ٹریڈ — بینظیر حکومت کا بینظیر ویژن یورپی یونین نے پاکستان کو بد ترین سیلاب کے اثرات سے نکالنے اور سیاسی استحکام کے لئے پُر کشش تجارتی مراعات دینے،پاکستانی مصنوعات کی یورپی منڈیوں تک رسائی کو
David Cameron to push EU to ease Pakistan trade terms: British Prime Minister wants to give Pakistan ‘enhanced access’ to EU markets, but is likely to find opposition from more protectionist countries David Cameron is pressing the European Union to agree a new regime of trade concessions to Pakistan to alleviate the
Why the President Should visit UK as Planned – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron, while replying to a question in Bangalore last week warned Pakistan that it should not be allowed “to promote the export of terror” in the world. He said it was intolerable that Pakistan
Pakistan – a failed state? – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: As a preamble to this article, let me reiterate to all the readers that even though I am a die-heart PPP supporter, yet this article is not just related to the PPP government. It is for my beloved Pakistan
Pakistan Should Reform Fatigued Foreign Policy – by Ibrahim Sajid Malick: Pop quiz: do you know Pakistan’s Ambassador to Chile, Malaysia, Venezuela, Brazil, or Russia? It is very likely that you don’t and, there is a reason – these countries don’t get adequate visibility in Pakistan. Hussain Haqqani (USA), Wajid
Hijacking Democracy – by Anas Muhammad: Today we live in an increasingly dangerous world, which is filled with people who have their ulterior motives and willingness to harm others to benefit themselves. Our world is filled with criminals, gangsters, murderers, and terrorists. The people who
The Rightist Judicio-Politico Mafia – by Anas Muhammad:   Saturday February 13 – The Chief Justice of Pakistan defied Presidential orders through a suo moto action against the Presidential notification for appointment of certain judges. Chief Justice, in a rare nightly emergency session, formed a three members
Reconciliation Is No Silver Bullet – by Anas Muhammad: Two years ago – February 2008 – Pakistan began its transformation to democracy with a general election that brought Benazir Bhutto’s PPP (Pakistan People’s Party) into power. The party decided to continue its policy, introduced by its slain leader
Amb. Haqqani – Lobbying for “Transformation” – by Anas Muhammad: On January 15, 2009, Ambassador Husain Haqqani, was a special guest to a gathering at the Nixon Center, which discussed the US-Paksitan relations. This is one of the many forums Honorable Ambassador has addressed, since being appointed at his