Friday 23 April 2021
April 20, 2021
Pakistani Authorities Announce Deal With Tehrik-e Labaik Religious Party
Pakistani authorities used shipping containers to block main roads in and out of Islamabad, as protests continued following the anniversary of a French magazine's publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
April 01, 2021
Pakistan Seen As Repeating ‘Pyrrhic Victory’ In Afghanistan
Once again, Pakistan appears to hold the key to a peace settlement in Afghanistan. But its reliance on the Taliban as its main ally in Afghanistan has raised the prospects of Islamabad repeating its history of struggling to deal with the fallout from a messy Afghan civil war.
March 24, 2021
With Scandals And Dynasties, Pakistan’s Political Parties Struggle To Stay Relevant
Political parties in Pakistan are facing tough questions and some soul searching following the collapse of an opposition alliance that began with tall promises to rid the country's politics of the powerful military's influence.
March 17, 2021
Pakistan Opposition Alliance Unravels Over Strategy Dispute
For months, an opposition alliance in Pakistan touted a major protest march this month as a watershed moment forcing PM Khan out of power. But internal differences led the Pakistan Democratic Movement to postpone it. What’s next for the PDM?
March 03, 2021
Will Imran Khan Survive The Senate Upset?
The defeat of Prime Minister Imran Khan's finance minister in the Senate elections will have major implications for Pakistan's struggling economy. But its immediate fallout raises questions about whether Khan has the majority to stay in power.
March 02, 2021
The Afghan Deputy And The Mystery Of The Smuggled Gold Bars
When Afghanistan’s deputy parliament speaker arrived with a delegation in Dushanbe, it was expected to be an ordinary visit. But an Afghan TV channel dropped a bombshell when it linked Mohammad Mirza Katawazai to millions in cash and gold seized from smugglers at the Dushanbe airport.
February 22, 2021
Political Party Grows Out Of Pashtun Civil Rights Movement
Three years after the emergence of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), a civil rights movement campaigning for the rights of the Pashtun minority, several leaders confirm to Gandhara they are launching a political party to appeal to a broader secular base across Pakistan.
February 01, 2021
Pakistan’s Opposition At A Crossroads After PM Refuses To Step Down
January 21, 2021
Undermining The Taliban? Kabul Tries To Bolster Its Religious Credentials
Labeled by the Taliban as “un-Islamic,” the Afghan government is trying to demonstrate its religious credentials. In recent months, Kabul has proposed a raft of conservative policies that critics say will roll back gains made since the Taliban’s ouster in 2001.