Why Pakistanis have so much contempt for their Parliament?

HUSSAIN SAQIB It is not Salim Bukhari; it is the crooks entering the House through fake degrees, rigged polls and proceeds of crime who insult the Parliament Chairman of Pakistan’s Upper House of Parliament, Mian Raza Rabbani, is furious again; not because someone mentioned the M word but because of some loose remarks which slipped … More Why Pakistanis have so much contempt for their Parliament?

US fails to prove espionage charges against Robin Raphel, a Pro-Pakistan diplomat

India may have lost its case against a pro-Pakistan US diplomat Robin Lynn Raphel but it has not lost hope as its lobbyists are still trying to pursue the case on different charges. US Justice Department has no substantial evidence to prosecute her on charges of spying for Pakistan, as reported by The New York … More US fails to prove espionage charges against Robin Raphel, a Pro-Pakistan diplomat

Syria: Russia’s attack on a major US proxy could trigger a wider conflict

Who would be Sovietized this time around is something which we would witness with bated breath and crossed fingers. HUSSAIN SAQIB The worst has finally happened. Russia has joined a conflict in the Middle East which has the potential to turn into a war of wider scale between the two nuclear-armed giants. Weakened by the … More Syria: Russia’s attack on a major US proxy could trigger a wider conflict

What is the quid pro quo for Pakistan’s meek posture at Ufa?

If we calculate carefully, Syed Geelani’s snub is a huge price for the meekness that Pakistani leaders demonstrated at Ufa. HUSSAIN SAQIB Syed Ali Geelani, the most respected leader of Kashmir Freedom Movement has snubbed the government of Nawaz Sharif and refused to attend Eid Milan at Pakistan High Commission at New Delhi. This snub … More What is the quid pro quo for Pakistan’s meek posture at Ufa?

Pakistan’s SCO membership will create ripples, if not chaos, in the existing order

  HUSSAIN SAQIB Pakistan has finally been accepted as a full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). And this has happened thanks to active support of China and Russia, its time-tested friend and a bitter-foe-turned-friend, respectively. Pakistan, with this new status, has effectively divorced itself from the bondage of its US friendship in order to … More Pakistan’s SCO membership will create ripples, if not chaos, in the existing order

Pakistan may alter the contours of a unipolar world order

Hussain Saqib When President Putin postponed his visit to Pakistan in 2012, the most jubilant countries were India and the US but it was subsequently revealed that this postponement did not mean anything to lift the spirits of Cold War adversaries now turned into allies. The on-going visit to Russia by Gen Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s … More Pakistan may alter the contours of a unipolar world order

Senate: An assembly of saints and sages or small-time crooks?

Hussain Saqib Members of the Upper House should be “pick-of-the-society”; only those allowed becoming senators who are political equivalent of Saints and Sages. Bicameral parliament, consisting of an Upper House or Senate and the National Assembly, is the product of parliamentary system of the democratic dispensation. In this system, it is the federating units (read: … More Senate: An assembly of saints and sages or small-time crooks?