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Muhammad Amir Rana

2019 elections have muddled intra-Afghan reconciliation

In the current environment, what are the options left for Pakistan? Complete detachment from the emerging situation in Afghanistan is one option.

25 Feb 2020 2:51 AM

As Muslim world is divided, Pak caught between two blocs

Historically, Pakistan has managed its bilateral relations with Iran and Saudi Arabia at a level where it always had some space to manoeuvre.

10 Feb 2020 1:25 AM

‘De-radicalising’ Uighur Muslims: Is the Chinese action justified?

The Chinese claim has not been verified by independent sources and mystery shrouds its deradicalisation or re-education programme.

18 Dec 2019 2:42 AM

Azadi march sways towards populism of a religious kind

The maulana has remained concerned about the establishment’s engagement with the clergy without taking him on board.

19 Nov 2019 12:05 AM

Religious intolerance has increased in Pak with hate narratives

For one, patriotism cannot be reduced to religion alone without declaring non-Muslims in Pakistan as non-citizens.

23 Sep 2019 1:19 AM


New ‘intifada’ in J&K means consequences for Pakistan

Apparently, India is missing the mega blueprint to absorb the shocks of the measures it has taken to “fix” the Kashmir issue once and for all.

12 Aug 2019 2:54 AM

Can Imran forge a deal between the Taliban and Kabul?

So far, the Taliban’s position on the option of direct talks with the government of President Ashraf Ghani has remained stiff.

29 Jul 2019 12:05 AM

Lack of rehab for militants hobbles Pak counter-terror

Pakistan has been viewed as employing a selective approach towards different militant groups.

15 Jul 2019 1:44 AM

Are dignity and empowerment above economics and security?

The recent Quetta Literary Festival (QLF) reflected this growing anxiety among the intelligentsia and educated youth of Pakistan.

01 Jul 2019 12:00 AM

Will economic adversity cost Pakistan a few good friends?

CPEC, which was until recently being projected as a game-changer for the country and the region, has lost its attraction in policy discourse.

08 Apr 2019 12:01 AM


Pak’s moment of truth over fresh ban on jihadi groups

The military has a few rehabilitation centres for militant detainees but civilian law-enforcement agencies lack such capacities.

11 Mar 2019 12:05 AM

Pak needs to shift its focus, limit space for terror groups

The international community, including Pakistan's key strategic partner, China, has become less tolerant towards violent non-state actors.

25 Feb 2019 12:05 AM

‘Re-education’, Chinese style

China is under stiff criticism for its alleged persecution of religious and ethnic minorities, especially Uighur Muslims.

15 Jan 2019 12:04 AM

Imran’s test: To resist China, US pressure & keep generals happy

The issue of non-state actors can be another irritant in the new government’s relationship with China.

31 Jul 2018 12:05 AM