Tag: Pakistan-US Relations

  • Congratulations to the Iranian & American politicians: lessons for Pakistan – by Shehrbano Walji

    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 time. It will have considerable impact of the politics of Middle east. This should go for […]

  • Hakeemullah Mehsud’s death and Pakistan’s reaction: a State that harbors terrorism?

    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. The condemnation was further compounded by the right wing media personalities like Hamid Mir, Ansar Abbasi, […]

  • 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 of the key misunderstandings about each other’s national priorities and interests. http://youtu.be/PlT3uW8b5UA In our view the […]

  • 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 video brutally showed seventeen severed heads, while face veiled and armed Talibans standing there with […]

  • 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 the Pakistani forces – even as the US military acknowledged some of the blame in the […]

  • 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, named Boulder and Volcano that were manned by soldiers of the Pakistan Army.  More than 20 […]

  • 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 Office in Islamabad, I found him intelligent but fake, confident but artificial. Rapacious and haughty Haqqani […]

  • 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 agency plant has approached the Supreme Court requesting it to constitute a judicial commission to investigate […]

  • 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 name of American people. Most in the mainstream Western media are drumbeaters for the Empire while propaganda […]

  • 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 to clear the air of negativity and misunderstandings. However, could there be real bridges built between […]

  • 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 because the chants of “attack on national sovereignty” and “breaking off relations with USA” have been […]

  • 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 history of collaborations and working as an ally to the United States and other western powers.  It […]

  • 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 a comprehensive fight against terrorism are greatly hampered by its perceived threat perception against India, US […]

  • 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 with their report which is being posted below. Though we have not sought their permission on […]

  • 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 and as per the expectations of the Western media, Pakistan has to follow the tune set […]

  • 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 by devastating floods.Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, US Ambassador to Islamabad Anne Patterson, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Washington […]

  • 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 recovery from raging floods “in line with deepening partnership between the two nations” as he greeted […]

  • 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 her boss, President Barack Obama, she knows not only the trappings of power, like the back […]

  • 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 is the only country out of 12 South and Central Asia nations which has improved its […]

  • 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 needs to be exercised. Whenever sanctions are placed by a nation or by the UN Security […]

  • 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 would go to all extremes to get their way being inconsiderate of the rights of other […]

  • 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 bench that suspended two recommendations for judges’ appointment by the President. The matter will be heard […]

  • 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 Ms. Bhutto, of reconciliation with all political players. It formed a coalition government with its rival […]

  • 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 ‘Lady Al Qaeda’ along with enormous amount of diplomatic efforts to bring her back to Pakistan. […]

  • 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 current position in April 2008. Since taking office he has lectured many think-tanks and academia on […]