The CPEC and Maritime Security

The CPEC and Maritime Security Khurram Minhas Due to Pakistan’s geography and the geo-political location in the region, Pakistan is depending heavily on the sea for its existence. Therefore, a strong navy equipped with modern technology is required to sustain the flow of trading activities in peace and war times...

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The Iran-Saudi Mediation Mission

The Iran-Saudi Mediation Mission Rustam Shah Mohmand The news that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would bevisitingboth Riyadh and Tehran to discuss and explore the possibility of a reconciliation between Iran and Saudi Arabia has received overwhelming public approval across the political divide. Nothing could be more comforting and soothing to...

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Pakistan: An Optimist’s take

Pakistan: An Optimist’s take Hasnain Iqbal I don’t know what worries me more. My own future or that of Pakistan. But I know for sure that I am because Pakistan is. There is definitely a lot to whine about and the pessimists seem to outnumber the optimists. Anyone will rattle...

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A Rare Opportunity for Gilgit-Baltistan

A Rare Opportunity for Gilgit-Baltistan Shabbir Mir Like other parts of the country,Gilgit-Baltistanhas also been plagued by the ‘CPEC fever’ these days. While the project is still in its infancy and details surrounding it continue to be sorted out, it seems that the opposition parties feel duty-bound to pass a...

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