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Nawaz Sharif

A resurgent Nawaz Sharif is taking on the judiciary & army, but don’t count on him winning

Recent political turmoil in Balochistan assembly has sunk the hope of Nawaz Sharif's PML (N) of getting an absolute majority in the upper house.
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Most Pakistanis would rather forget the tragic day of 16 Dec, 1971, than learn from it

The East Pakistan Tragedy shows the pitfalls that Pakistan must avoid in civil-military relations, military decision-making in the politics, and ideas ofsuperiority that can only divide the nation.
Former Pakistani president, Pervez Musharraf

Understanding Pervez Musharraf’s newfound love for India’s most wanted Hafiz Saeed

General Pervez Musharraf has expressed fondness for the Lashkar-e-Taiba, and said he was the ‘biggest supporter’ of the group and its founder Hafiz Saeed.
A funeral of one of the soldiers who died recently

Pakistan’s own terror brew killing its young army officers, not India

Pakistan Army has lost as many officers along the Western border this as it lost in 2002 to accidents and shelling from India.
Pakistani security forces clash with protesters.

Islamist protests are a tried and tested way to bring change in government in Pakistan

Saturday was a day of chaos worsened by partial media blackout, restrictions on social media and continuous circulation of conspiracy theories via WhatsApp in Pakistan.
Head of the Tehreek-i-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLYRAP) religious group Khadim Hussain Rizvi (C), offers Friday prayers on a blocked flyover bridge

Pakistan caught between mosque and military, again

Army chief General Qamar Bajwa seems to be against the military’s direct intervention in politics but Khadim Rizvi and his cohorts have been making insinuations that the general might not belong to the right sect.
Retired Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif salutes at a ceremony

Pakistan Army can’t stay out of politics because it thinks it’s the nation’s saviour

The Pakistani military continues to re-engineer politics by removing undesirable politicians and advancing the careers of civilians considered more pliable.
An overview of tunnels in which Pakistan is suspected to be storing nuclear weapons.

Pakistan building nuclear weapons storage unit deep in the mountains

The facility in Punjab province consists of 3 tunnels, interconnected under the mountain with each other; can store 12-24 nuclear weapons
Khwaja Asif's comments on Haqqani network and LeT stand out.

Khwaja Asif’s comments on Haqqani network & LeT is no sign of a paradigm shift

Khawaja Asif’s comments do not portend a paradigm shift in Pakistan. He may believe it to be true but it risks inflaming the already tenuous ties with the military
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Pakistan needs a Gorbachev to resolve its ‘jihad paradox’   

In the first of a three-part opinion series on Pakistan, Paul Kapur writes that solving Pakistan’s jihad problem requires more than just reforming its Army—or threats from the U.S. Pakistan needs to change its national narrative.  Paul Kapur

On Camera

The Servant of Sahibs | Source: Sandeep Krishnan

Ghulam Rassul Galwan — The man who named the Galwan river, the site of India-China stand-off

It was unusual in the 19th century for rivers to be named after their regional discoverers. But Galwan, and his love for exploration, stood out.

Inter-state movement curbs: Are Indian states being paranoid or practical during Covid?

Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa has said there is no ban on flights and trains to the state, a day after after his govt banned flights from certain states after a spike in Covid cases.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass, in Drass, Ladakh on 28 May 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Chinese troops blacktopping track in disputed ‘finger’ area in Ladakh amid border tensions

The fresh Chinese construction activity is happening around Finger 4 in Pangong lake area. China also blocked the route of Indian patrol teams in the disputed region.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.