Gwadar Port Operations: A Red Rag to checkmated players of the global chessboard?

  With safe arrival of Chinese cargo at the port, the players making various sinister moves to checkmate CPEC and Gwadar stand checkmated themselves A lot of proverbial water has flown under the bridges since completion of Deep Sea Port of Gwadar. Then it was unimaginable that the port would ever start its operations given … More Gwadar Port Operations: A Red Rag to checkmated players of the global chessboard?

Corporate interests of the religious elite and Edhi’s philanthropy

Mullahs’ religious decrees against Edhi were not issued for religious reasons; these are motivated by corporate interests of madrassas threatened by philanthropy. Hussain Saqib Religious seminaries, called madrassas, were established in the Sub Continent to impart education in theology. The seminaries were few and far between and were managed by those men of letters whose academic credentials and moral and … More Corporate interests of the religious elite and Edhi’s philanthropy

Why Madinah blast is a bad omen for the House of Saud?

 Someone somewhere is planning to get rid of the baggage called the House of Saud. In all probability, the Holy Sites are not the target, the target is Custodian of these sites. HUSSAIN SAQIB It is not like “swallow your own bitter pill and burn yourself in the fires of terrorism you have been stoking everywhere.” … More Why Madinah blast is a bad omen for the House of Saud?

Exercise Shatrujeet, Kulbhushan Yadav and Panama Papers

The exercise is being conducted in Thar desert, the same which on Pakistani side of the border is a living paradise of good governance. HUSSAIN SAQIB The timing of this massive exercise is starkly intriguing. Let’s look at the horizon from New Delhi; Pakistan’s political forces are in total disarray, governance structure is collapsing, those … More Exercise Shatrujeet, Kulbhushan Yadav and Panama Papers

Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia will remain a non-starter

India’s misplaced hopes to drive some wedge between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are out of touch with ground realities HUSSAIN SAQIB India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Saudi Arabia from April 2, 2016 on special invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz ibn-Saud. This visit may be very important milestone for India’s diplomacy in … More Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia will remain a non-starter

A country at war spares just peanuts for its military

Pakistan’s budget 2014-15 presented before the Parliament highlights the priority its political leaders assign to national security. The country’s military, and by extension, the Pakistani State is at war. Foreign-aided insurgency that has claimed close to 10,000 military lives is raging though there are some signs of let up after the military (army and air … More A country at war spares just peanuts for its military