Tag: BRI

Caught in the Middle

The US-China strategic rivalry has huge repercussions and implications for Pakistan

Corridor of Peace

Pakistan and China are open to the idea of the Taliban-led Afghanistan joining themultibillion-dollar CPEC project

US-China Rivalry: Impact on South Asia

US’s messy withdrawal from Afghanistan, the humiliating collapse of the US propped up Ghani Government and the Afghan National Army, and the subsequent spectacular capture of power by the Taliban has further strengthened China’s position in the region.

Freedom First, Foremost

Freedom is a tender plant; it needs nursing and constant vigilance.”  Today, the Independence Day message of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah from 1959 resonates louder...

A Guide to China

Shakeel Ahmed Ramay’s book is a serious attempt to understand the emergence of China as a major global player and debunk the West’s propaganda against it

A Tale of Mismatch

Will the Pakistan government’s tardiness and inaction, as compared to China’s swift moves, imperil the CPEC operation?

Pakistan Net FDI falls 61pc YoY in December 2020

Data from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) shows net FDI from China slipping to $358.9 million in the first half of the current fiscal year from $395.8 million in the first half of the previous fiscal year.

The Writing on the Wall

Is Pakistan equipped to deal with the challenges of a developing new world order, as the US prepares to withdraw from Afghanistan



A General Dilemma

The military leadership once again stands as the deciding force. Whatever steps the military leadership takes or does not take from now, will have a direct bearing on the future of Pakistan — good or bad. The ball is in their court

July 2022

Open Magazine

Farewell My Friend

Mentor, friend, family and man of many parts, Khalid Hameed Farooqi’s demise leaves the world a sadder place

To talk or continue fighting with TTP?

Peace is always a preferred option, but it only works if enforced from a position of strength, with ample verifiable guarantees and monitoring mechanisms to ensure prevention of intrigues and resurgence of any evil

The Entertainment Menu

TV One is again offering a great mix of...

Shifting sand dunes

The world is passing through a transitional phase, where...

Understanding the Baloch Liberation Army

With a history of violence, Balochistan Liberation Army has...

Economic Crisis Worsens

Pakistan’s economy is passing through the most difficult phase...

License to Corruption

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has never been an...

Woes of South Asian Cities

Tumhein fikr hai apne ghar kiMujhe har gali ka...