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Ikram Sehgal

Ikram Sehgal

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Many factors made the Afghan war calamitous

Although the Taliban had no hand in the barbarous 9/11 attacks (15 out of 19 attackers were Saudis), their connection was the presence of Osama bin La...

Why Pakistan should not alienate France

Pakistan is looking another major home-made calamity in the face, namely, the souring of Franco-Pakistan relations due to the rise of extremism in bot...

Pandemic has sharpened geo-political conflicts

The Corona pandemic that the world is struggling with for the second year now has brought home to us some truths about ourselves. The first thing is t...

Peace is still a far cry in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, right, meets US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, in Kabul, Afghanistan The new US Administration's starti...

Making Pakistan’s electoral laws truly representative and...

Pakistan’s democracy has been shaken again by the Senate elections. Securing a majority is important for the ruling coalition because laws passe...

West’s prescription for South Asian agriculture is a recip...

New Delhi: Relatives of farmers who are believed to have killed themselves over debt attend a protest against farm bills passed by India’s par...

Indian Farmers‘ agtiation exposes perils of corporatizatio...

A nationwide general strike in India on 26 November 2020 that involved an estimated 250 million people was staged in support of the farmer unions. App...

How misinformation is used in various fields

One of the oldest and foremost proponents of using misinformation as a tool of politics (and economics) is the 24 centuries old “Arthashastra&rd...

Pakistan: Public posts require psychological filtering

Do public offices require psychological filtering? is a question which was asked even before Donald Trump was elected President of the US in 2016 and...

In 2021, Pakistanis need to shed complacency

The year 2020 demanded the utmost from all individuals and governments across the world. Pakistan has acquitted itself well, much better than neighbou...

India stands against the gateway for South and Southeast A...

Agreement on a project of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Trans-Asian Railway (TAR) Netwo...

It’s time Bangladesh and Pakistan buried the past to forge...

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka Fifty years should be a sufficiently long...

BRI & CPEC: Rail revolution makes Eurasian unification a r...

Trains of the metro train service are seen at a terminal station in Lahore, Pakistan, on Dec. 10, 2019. Photo: Xinhua Despite the ongoing global...

Pakistan must cultivate an Eurasian identity for its growt...

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out earlier this year, it was believed that it would stall ongoing changes in global relations. Some people were hopi...

Best way to confront Islamophobia is through dialogue

Muslims take part in a protest after Friday prayer in Dhaka, Bangladesh, October 30, 2020. Photo: Reuters  On his way home from work on a Fr...

Tantalizing features of the Trump-Biden race

Ten days before the US Presidential elections in 2016, Hilary Clinton was leading most election forecasts. For all practical purposes, Donald Trump ha...

The Quaid must be turning in his grave

The obnoxious disrespect shown for the Quaid-e Azam’s Mazar by Maryam’s husband Capt. Safdar, while she looked on without any expression,...

How to defuse the ticking pension bomb in Pakistan

The next budget will likely be quite difficult because of a large number of workers reverting back to Pakistan from the Middle East. This has caused...

‘Naya Pakistan’ will be a far cry if tax collection remain...

One of the major problems in Pakistan is that the amount of revenue collected does not match either the adult population count that can pay taxes and/...

Why Pakistan needs to be in dialogue with Abdullah Abdulla...

It is time to heal the wounds of the past: With a mixed parentage of a Pashtun father and Tajik mother, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah is best equipped to...