Pakistan-US Relations Archive

Congratulations to the Iranian & American politicians: lessons for Pakistan – by Shehrbano Walji: An unnecessary crises was avoid. There is great need of engagement with USA. Definitely this negotiation process has full approval of the supreme leader of Iran. He deserves full appreciation for his foresightedness. This is a historic point of
Hakeemullah Mehsud’s death and Pakistan’s reaction: a State that harbors terrorism?: One couldn’t believe his eyes and ears upon seeing the reaction of PML-N government functionaries and PTI leadership all the way down to the trolls condemn the US Drone attack that killed Hakimullah Mehsud on Friday, November 1, 2013.
A comment on Hussain Haqqani’s lecture on clashing U.S.-Pakistani narratives: In this lecture organized by the Chautauqua Institution, Husain Haqqani, former Pakistani ambassador to the U.S., seeks to explain the notorious love and hate relationship between Pakistan and U.S. Tracing the history of Pakistan-U.S. relations, Haqqani touches on some
Pakistan doesn’t need foreign enemies, the Military is enough – by Khalid Humayun: In recent past, 24 soldiers at Salala check post near Afghanistan were shot down by a direct and deliberate attack of NATO forces from Afghanistan. On last Wednesday, Taliban released a video of killing and beheading 17 Pakistani soldiers.
The Blackmailing Game: Pak Army and United States – by Ali Taj: Why has Pakistan suddenly reopened NATO supply routes which were closed for several months following the Salala attacks of November 2011? A US military investigation last year had already exonerated American troops operating in Afghanistan from inappropriate use of force against
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,
Memogate: Two psychopaths, a ‘new threat’ to Pakistani democracy? – by Shiraz Paracha: After the 1993 Elections, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) under the leadership of Benazir Bhutto formed the government for the second time.  Husain Haqqani became the Press and Information Secretary in that government. At a meeting with Haqqani at the Prime Minister’s
A gentle reminder: General Ayub Khan’s memo to Admiral Radford – by Kamran Shafi: Editor’s note: According to news reports, Pakistan army is quite interested in investigating about a memo delivered to Admiral Mullen in May 2011 which was allegedly authored by Ambassador Husain Haqqani on the advice of Pakistan’s elected government. An
American Empire takes over American Republic—-By Shiraz Paracha: Warmongers in the Empire of America are preparing for their ‘Pakistan Adventure’ as helpless but peace loving citizens of the Republic of America watch with horror how a very powerful group of people and institutions is pursuing a murderous agenda in the
Building bridges between Pakistan and the United States? – by Shiraz Paracha: Let us assume that some American writers such as Rusty Walker are sincere in their desire to build bridges between Pakistan and the United States. It is a noble cause and Mr. Walker should be admired for his wish
Change of focus: Shunning the security paradigm for development – by Ali Wahab: Source: The Express Tribune Published: June 6, 2011   The last few weeks have been disappointing as well as hysteric for a majority of Pakistanis. Disappointing because a high value target was found and killed in Pakistan and hysteric
Well done PPP – by Ahsan Abbas Shah:
Writers needed for “Friends, Not Masters II”: Related article: Fake criticism of Pakistan army by FCS proxies A reputed inter-services public relations firm is looking for senior writers to author a book titled as “Friends not Masters Part II” Background The Pakistan army has a long
Pakistan lacks plan to defeat Taliban: US: The Obama administration has criticized Pakistan’s efforts against al-Qaida and Taliban militants, saying years after the conflict began, there remains “no clear path” toward defeating the insurgency on their side of the border with Afghanistan. Pakistan’s efforts to launch
Pakistan-US relations: Even against the odds – A money manager’s view: The aim of this post is to highlight the possible financial impact of the matter of Raymond Davis’ immunity and the worsening of relations between the USA and Pakistan. A leading Investment Bank of Pakistan, InvestCap has come up
China-Pakistan relationship and opacity of Western Media:   Pakistan is always in the news for reasons not necessarily as important as it may seem. By considering Pakistan an ally to the US in “War on Terror”, it is assumed that Pakistan has been taken on lease
U.S. would lead the international efforts to help Pakistan cope with biggest challenge: President Asif Ali Zardari and Senator John F. Kerry on Thursday had an aerial view of the flood-hit Jampur.President Zardari was accompanied by US Senator John Kerry who arrived in Pakistan Wednesday night to personally review the damage caused
A friend in need is a friend indeed: Congratulating people of Pakistan on the occasion of its 63rd independence day, US President Barack Obama has expressed his country’s long term commitment in strengthening ties with the country. President Barack Obama has pledged sustained U.S. support for Pakistan’s
Clinton’s focus on people-friendly diplomacy – Karamatullah K. Ghori: Clinton’s focus on people-friendly diplomacy By Karamatullah K. Ghori Dawn, “Encounter”, Sunday, July 25, 2010 HECTORING comes to Hillary Clinton naturally. As First Lady, then Senator, and now a Secretary of State enjoying the full trust and confidence of
US admits Pakistan combating human trafficking effectively: All positive things that the state of Pakistan should be appreciated and highlighted. US admits Pakistan combating human trafficking effectively Thursday, June 24, 2010 By Mariana Baabar Daily The News ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has received a Tier 2 ranking and
US Cautions on Iran-Pakistan Pipeline – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: In a move widely expected, the US has cautioned Pakistan that because of sanctions on Iran, Pakistan should be careful of committing to the Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline. However, it is important to note the context of this caution that
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
Aafia Siddiqui: An Objective Overview – by Anas Muhammad: President Asif Ali Zardari directed the government to provide legal assistance to Dr Aafia Siddiqui, after the jury found her guilty on all seven counts. The government of Pakistan has so far spent $2 million in defense of the
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