A tired and over-committed Pakistan Army facing a binary stretch has sued for a cease-fire with India on the LOC, a realistic acceptance that it is time to give up the terror as an instrument of state policy in J&K. It is best that the Pakistan government revisits its policy on J&K and come to terms with the new reality of the changing equations in the UT of J&K.
Pakistan’s support of jihadi groups stems partly from cynical realism, in order to expand its sphere of influence in Afghanistan and support the Islamist insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir.
FATF had said it “notes that Pakistan has established the legal and regulatory framework to meet its commitments in its action plan regarding the strategic deficiencies”.
While Khan’s government expressed initial suspicion toward BRI and continues to worry about the long-term implications of becoming too dependent on China, CPEC has since been embraced as a much-needed boost to kick-start Pakistan’s economy at a time when Islamabad is struggling to attract international investors.
We do not want to embarrass our friend, but the fact is that half of the IPPs’ capacity payments would go to Chinese power projects
Riven internally, debilitated by the death of successive leaders, and forced from its strongholds, the armed group Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was seen as a largely spent force. But the TTP, also known as the Pakistani Taliban, has reemerged over the past year, unifying squabbling factions and unleashing a spate of deadly attacks across the […]