Monday, May 17, 2021

Affairs

Pakistan and Uzbekistan deny any US military base for Afghan mission

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi made the remarks to reporters in Islamabad, explaining that his government has adopted a policy that allows it to become "only partners in peace” and not join any future U.S. war.

More than a pawn, Pakistan is a real player Between the U.S. and China

In exchange for arms, investment and regional support against Indian power projection, Pakistan has helped Beijing circumvent U.S. strategy.

Time to bury the past and move forward: COAS Bajwa

"The Kashmir issue is obviously at the heart of this. It is important to understand that without the resolution of Kashmir dispute through peaceful means, [the] process of sub-continental rapprochement will always remain susceptible to derailment due to politically motivated bellicosity."

Islamabad Security Dialogue (March 17-18): A Paradigm Shift in Pakistan’s Strategic Posture

Pakistan is all set to host its first-ever security dialogue with an aim to define the country’s new strategic direction in line with the prime minister’s vision of peace, regional connectivity and development partnerships with the world. Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the two-day (March 17-18) conference called Islamabad Security Dialogue and the Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa will be the keynote speaker on the second day of the conference in which top scholars and diplomats would also participate.

Masarat Alam; Asia’s longest serving political prisoner?

The author pays tribute to Masarat Alam who is a Kashmiri Separatist leader. Masarat has spent more than 20 years in jail. Despite his long imprisonment, Masarat is still determined to rid Kashmir of the illegal Indian occupation.

PM, COAS, ISI chief meet to discuss security situation of Pakistan

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) called Thursday on Prime Minister Imran Khan to brief him on the security situation on both internal and external fronts of Pakistan. Director General ISI Lt. Gen. Faiz Hamid was also present on the occasion.

In meeting with Taliban, PM Imran Khan says intra-Afghan talks provide ‘historic’ opportunity for...

On Wednesday, as the Taliban delegation commenced its visit, Prime Minister Imran and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had discussed the progress in the ongoing peace process and strengthening of relations between the two countries. In a phone contact with Ghani, the premier reiterated Pakistan’s steadfast support for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process leading to a political solution to the conflict.

Tricks of Trade: US Consulate in Karachi funding programs that potentially break diplomatic protocol

It has been reliably learnt that under the garb of training, it has planned to map the journalists and teachers from Sindh and Balochistan. According to reports over 200 journalists and 100 teachers would be given so called training. Ten cities have been selected for said training including Gawader, Turbat and Quetta besides six cities of interior Sindh. The participants of the training would be eventually networked through Social Media and Whatsapp etc to further US interests and narratives. This move is viewed as beyond any Diplomatic norms and mandate, and is in fact a threat to national security.

Interview: Dr. Moeed puts forward Pakistan’s case in ME, FATF, CPEC et al.

Interview: Dr. Moeed, the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan in the capacity of an Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning, puts forward Pakistan's case in ME, FATF, CPEC et al.

MoU signed Between Pakistan and China to Enhance Defence Ties

Pakistan and China on Monday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for enhancement of defence cooperation between the armies of the two countries. Prior to signing of the MoU, General Wei Fenghe, Minister of National Defence of China, called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Army Staff, at the General Headquarters.