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Letter From Pakistan

Oscar should’ve gone to Pakistan PM Imran Khan for best performance to save his chair

It was a busy week for Khan—losing the majority in the Assembly, marketing a ‘threat letter’, doing everything but plugging holes in a sinking Titanic.

Imran Khan fans are ready to dive in front of tanks & dodge bullets for him – only on Twitter

Imran Khan's supporters don't want to allow anyone to take away their ‘kaptaan’. Even if that means fighting the very people that once installed him.

Pakistan govt’s latest ‘chooran’ — everything is America’s fault, even no-confidence motion

PM Khan is frothing at the mouth in every public outing since the tabling of the motion. And it's not a good look for the office he holds.

Russia to Riyadh — Imran Khan now has a history of being in the wrong place at the wrong time

If you want to blame anyone for all this, blame US President Joe Biden. Had he called Khan like Putin did, it would’ve been a different story altogether.

Imran Khan’s ‘Naya Pakistan’ has an old ‘gutter’ problem. But ‘picture abhi baaki hai’

The much-frowned-upon memoir of Reham Khan has made a comeback almost four years later. It seems her book has no shelf life — it's evergreen.

Pakistan is standing up for Karnataka girls. Just not Ahmadiyas, Hindus, Christians

Pakistan will have ‘Solidarity Day with Daughters of Hind’ this week, but keep on ignoring the girls in Afghanistan.

Imran Khan is losing the plot. Someone’s chair is about to be pulled again

There is ‘tamasha’ going on in Pakistan. And Imran Khan is having a visible meltdown, while Nawaz Sharif is bemoaning a dead leopard.

In Pakistan, Hareem Shah’s ‘TikTok sarkar’ is more potent than Imran Khan’s tabdeeli govt

On the surface, it may all look like a prank. But Hareem Shah manages to make Pakistan go into 007 mode with her TikTok videos.

2021 was a year of many firsts for Pakistan – bhang to security. But Biden still hasn’t called

PM Imran Khan’s 'absolutely not' were the magic words of the year – even when it came to BFF Bajwa.

Pakistan’s memory of 1971 is as good as that of Ghajini. It’s both the victim and winner

Why does Pakistan debate this ‘apology to Bangladesh’ question when we have been taught since school that nothing big really happened in 1971?

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image of the seat of the Indian government on Raisina Hill, New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

IAS couple with dog is already UPSC case study. But don’t miss modus operandi behind transfers

‘Punishment’ postings are not new. If you want to punish an IAS officer through transfer, which has been the practice in several states and now Centre, there is no need to search for ‘hard areas.’
File photo of people in masks in China | Representational image | ANI

India, China will soon be ‘economically sick’ after Covid subsides. Here’s how to avoid it

Emerging Asia can fall into an inequality trap after Covid. The poorest have been hit hardest by a reduction in their incomes. But there are remedies.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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