Shahram Bhutto

War crimes in Afghanistan

The inquiry into the alleged crimes committed by members of Austarlia’s Elite Special Forces during deployment in Afghanistan has now been made public. The report that took four years to complete has generated a strong reaction within and outside Australia. The exhaustive report was based on an examination of 423 witnesses, 20,000 documents and more […]

Bridging trust gap between Pakistan and Afghanistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan undertook his maiden visit to Kabul last week. He was accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, DG ISI Lt-Gen Faiz Hameed and other senior officials. The visit was important in the context of Afghanistan’s current situation.While the intra-Afghan talks are underway in Doha, Pakistan and Afghanistan have been trying for […]

Strategic alliances and politics

In the midst of political wrangling over Ayaz Sadiq’s controversial statement and Fawad Chaudhry’s remarks, which the Indian media cashed in on, last week, two key developments occurred in our neighbourhood with serious implications for Pakistan. But since we are preoccupied with domestic issues and mudslinging, there’s no time to discuss such events either in […]

World Peace Day

The General Assembly, in resolution 55/282 of 7 September 2001, decided that, beginning in 2002, the International Day of peace should be observed on 21 September each year. The Assembly declared that the Day be observed as a day of global ceasefire and non- violence, an invitation to all nations and people to honour a […]

The fear of being black listed

The government will have to pass amendments into Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Foreign Exchange Regulation laws from the Parliament for complying with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) conditions.The FATF has extended deadline for Pakistan till next plenary meeting expected to be held in October 2020. The government is working on bringing these changes […]

Remembering the martyrs of 1965 War

Every year on 6 September a grateful nation pays tributes to its chivalrous martyrs and ghazis who left no stone unturned to defend geographical borders of the motherland boldly and courageously defeat the enemy squarely on the ground, in air and on the sea. was on 6 September in 1965 that India had crossed the […]

Trump vs. Biden

The upcoming 46th presidential election in the US is a subject of hot discussion. Political pundits worldwide are speculating on whether the incumbent leader Donald J. Trump again wins or his rival hopeful, Joe Biden.Early days of 2020 proved to be in the favor of Trump as the economy of the state was on peak […]

Teen depression on the rise

Teenage depression is rising briskly and often being treated erroneously. This is a major problem because depression has fatal effects on adolescents. Adolescents committing suicide. There are also various causes of depression which lead to disastrous effects that might impair a teenager’s life. Every human being can infrequently feel down, yet depression is a constant […]

Why Balochistan fate is hanging in balance?

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a blessing for the impoverished segments of Balochistan. This economic corridor can change the fate of the province which is mainly the hub of this entire project. Balochistan is rich in natural resources but owing to the extremely harsh geographical environment and under-developed civil infrastructure including roads, energy and water […]