Washington factors in Pakistan’s domestic sensitivities on the democracy issue, as it weighs its future options in Pakistan.
It seems that the negotiations between Benazir and Nawaz are geared only towards a joint home-coming, rather than a future political alliance
Pakistani decision-makers have finally crossed an important psychological barrier as far as some erstwhile ‘ghaddar’ Kashmiri leaders are concerned.
The new year brings with it, new problems. The Kalabagh Dam issue is stirring up a hornet’s nest of controversy…
Two months after suffering the unimaginable devastation of the earthquake, the shattered communities of Azad Kashmir and the NWFP continue to careen between hope and despair.
The earthquake has taken a heavy human toll – around two hundred thousand – and its trail of destruction and destitution for over three hundred million people in a radius of 28,000 sq kms, is there in all its horror for everyone to see.
Limelight and controversy are nothing new to President General Pervez Musharraf. Ever since he took over the country six years ago, he has had both in larger-than-usual quantities.
With Kashmir’s leaders and militants divided amongst themselves, the current Indo-Pak goodwill does not extend beyond mere cosmetics, and peace in the troubled region remains elusive.
Like a drunk’s morning-after, Pakistan in the days following General Pervez Musharraf’s super-hyped visit to Delhi, is in the throes of confusion.
“The Indo-Pak dialogue has encouraged India to suppress the freedom struggle,” says Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Chairman, APHC (G).