Lt. Gen. (R) Naeem Khalid Lodhi

The writer is a former defence minister and defence secretary. He has held major command positions in the Pakistan Army.

Way to Glory

Our inability to evolve political and administrative systems -- that could ensure quality decision-making for the benefit of the people -- remains the main cause of our debacle.

Another Sad Day!

Pakistan's political crisis is getting out of hand. It has all the potential to damage the state. Therefore, saner minds should come forward and help diffuse the situation before it is too late.

Remember “Swift Retort”

We keep on listening to the Indian rhetoric nearly at all the political and military levels. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, their Defence Minister,...

پاک اور ہندوستانی فوج کا موازنہ اور پاکستانی افواج میں اصلاح کا ایجنڈا

مختلف ممالک کی افواج کی جنگی صلاحیت جانچتے وقت ان کی تعداد اور حجم کی حیثیت ایک مستقل عنصر کی ہے تاہم متعدد عوامل...

Armed Forces’ Reforms Agenda

In the times of grave economic crisis, keeping the armed forces battle-ready against a much bigger enemy requires sweeping reforms and creative thinking


Pakistan’s Choices Amid Global Isolation & Economic Fragmentation

Growing trade restrictions may reverse economic integration and undermine...

Varying Regional Penchants

In the first-half of 2023, some interesting developments in...

India’s UNSC Reform Agenda Amidst Regional Intricacies

The unresolved border disputes, past military interventions, and alleged espionage activities raise alarm bells about India's ability to contribute to regional stability. Moreover, its tendency to adopt an assertive stance rather than addressing these issues transparently further clouds its credentials in global security affairs.

Islam’s Power of Patience, Forgiveness

Holy Qur'an's ethical heartbeats resonated within the very social milieu of its revelation, intertwining religious, moral, and legal obligations under the vast expanse of God's will.