Friday 24 January 2020
January 16, 2020
Pakistan’s Tribal Areas Caught In Limbo Awaiting Integration
Few are happy with the pace of reforms in Pakistan's former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), which once served as a main theater for the global war on terrorism. The impoverished region is caught in limbo waiting for its former draconian governance regime to be replaced.
January 15, 2020
China-Built Pakistani Port Begins Handling Afghan Transit Trade
Pakistan’s newly opened southwestern Gwadar seaport has begun handling transit cargo headed to and from landlocked Afghanistan, marking a significant outcome of Islamabad’s multi-billion-dollar collaboration with China.
January 12, 2020
Human Rights Rally Attracts Thousands In Pakistan's North
Thousands of ethnic Pashtuns attended a rally held on January 12 in the city of Bannu. The event was organized by the Pashtun Protection Movement (PTM), a civic rights group with broad support in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.
January 10, 2020
Taliban Links To Iran Threaten Peace Talks With U.S.
A quarter-century ago, Afghanistan’s hard-line Sunni Taliban movement emerged as a mortal enemy of the Shi’ite clerical regime in neighboring Iran. But amid today’s high U.S.-Iran tensions, Tehran’s influence over the Taliban could sabotage its peace negotiations with Washington.
January 07, 2020
Outcry Follows Adoption Of Bill To Extend Pakistani Army Chief’s Term
Supporters of two major Pakistani opposition political parties, lawmakers, rights campaigners, and activists have expressed anger and disappointment after the lower house of the parliament passed laws granting the country’s powerful army chief a new term in office.
January 02, 2020
Pakistani Opposition Party Criticized For Supporting Army Chief’s Extended Term
The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz's stance to unconditionally support proposed legislation aimed at granting army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa a new term in office has attracted increasing criticism from journalists, party activists, and civil society leaders.
December 20, 2019
Pakistani Government Slams Judge Who Wants Musharraf's Body Hanged In Public Square
The Pakistani government says it will seek to remove the judge who demanded, while sentencing former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to death, that his body be publicly hanged for three days if he should die before being apprehended.