Justice Markandey Katju writes: Strictly speaking, elections should have been held in early November 2023 as mandated by Article 224(4) of Pakistan’s Constitution, but we need not go into that. The Pakistan Constitution is more followed in its breach, and is often consigned to the dustbin. All opinion polls indicate that former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party enjoys support of about 90% Pakistanis, and will sweep the polls if there are free and fair elections.
Mayank Chhaya- Raoof Hasan, a former special adviser to the deeply embattled former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, says his country is teetering on the brink and one push could set it off downhill. Hasan, a well-known political and security strategist as well as the founder and chief executive of the Regional Peace Institute, paints […]
The United States, United Kingdom and Canada have issued new travel advisories for their citizens citing political unrest following the arrest of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan was arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Al-Qadir Trust corruption case.
As the foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member countries, including Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, meet in Goa on May 4 and 5, there are no expectations of any significant bilateral engagement between India and Pakistan on the sidelines.
India and Pakistan came “too close” to a nuclear conflagration during the 2019 confrontation with both sides believing the other was preparing to deploy nuclear weapons, according to former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Perhaps no Pakistani leader has ever said “Pakistan has learned its lesson” in the context of the three wars with India like Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has done. That is an extraordinary comment whose motivation could stem from a combination of factors.
South Asia is the hotspot of the climate crisis with the people there most prone to die from its impact, according to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
“South Asia is one of the world’s global climate crisis hotspots — in which people are 15 times more likely to die from climate impacts than elsewhere,” he said on Monday.