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?
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
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
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?
By: Hussain Saqib Mohajir Qaumi Movement or Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) claims to be a representative party of Mohajirs, or refugees, who moved to Pakistan after 1947. According to MQM definitiojn, Mohajirs are those refugees who speak Urdu as their mother tongue. They refuse to accept refugees of other ethnicities as Mohajirs. They insist on … More Role of MQM in Making of Pakistan; Myths and Realities
Hussain Saqib Pakistan and India spare no opportunity to fight, and fight to the end. They fight their proxy wars everywhere possible; from their respective soils to Afghanistan to Nepal and even in the power corridors of Washington DC. The Americans have historically been influencing Pakistan to go soft on India even when the latter was in … More Pakistan and India fight it out in power corridors of Washington DC
Prophets of doom are working overtime these days; and their prophecies center around Pakistan. They either predict Pakistan’s collapse or suggest its break-up or “balkanization” as an option to sort out its problems. The reason Pakistan is increasingly becoming a favorite topic of these debates is its frail economy and dwindling popularity of the democratic … More 7 Deadly Scenarios: If nothing else, Israel alone can undo the US
The hottest and media-favorite topic in Pakistan these days is prosecution of former president Pervez Musharraf announced by the government to escape from charges of mis-governance on the eve of Ashura on last Friday in which score of people lost their lives in sectarian clashes. Nearly every channel, in its prime time talk shows, discusses … More Musharraf in the court of media anchors….
Pakistan is going to have a new government in Islamabad and a third-term prime minister installed in less than two weeks. It is almost the same time that the new Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang will visit Pakistan on May 22 and 23, 2013 as a part of efforts to further strengthen bilateral ties between … More China, India and the US can not be pleased at the same time…..
Hussain Saqib Pakistan’s former military ruler, Gen Pervez Musharraf, who waged war on terrorists and who decided to be on the right side of the world post-9/11, may be exposed to the risk of assassination at the hands of terrorists of all hues. A commando, who led an expedition against India in 1987 to wrest … More Musharraf case and the judge with a grudge….