Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

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Challenges ahead for PTI government and Imran Khan By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Let us begin with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the General Headquarters (GHQ) on August 30, 2018 where he was given unprecedented welcome.The visit was unique in many ways. The prime minister spent eight long hours at the GHQ attending briefings on various operational as well administrative matters.

National game hockey in a shambles By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Pakistan hockey team put up a dismal performance in the recently held Champions Trophy played in the Netherlands. It could not win against even the weakest teams. It even lost 5th and 6th position match against Belgim thus getting the last position in the tournament. Consequently the caretaker government decided to withhold Rs 20 million grant earlier announced to ameliorate lot of the national game.

Sorry state of affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is a strong reflection of a country, therefore, a lot of emphasis is always laid on making this Ministry highly efficient, proactive and responsive. In Pakistan’s case unfortunately the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in recent years seems to have failed miserably to come up to the expectations of both the locals and foreigners.

Walid Abu Ali posted out: an era comes to end

Editorial May 18

Ambassador of Palestine Walid Abu Ali has been posted to Malaysia for his next assignment. Ambassador Walid spent almost six eventful years in Pakistan during which he not only championed adequately the cause of Palestine but contributed significantly towards bringing peoples of both countries even closer.

Morocco playing key role in  Bringing Africa, South Asia closer  

 

BY ANSAR MAHMOOD BHATTI

The recently concluded Crans Montana Forum held in the Western Sahara city of Dakhla, Morocco leaders from across the globe gathered to share their views as to how to address various issues facing the African countries and how to reach out to other continents, especially South Asia with a view to forging partnerships with different countries. The avowed aim of this initiative ostensibly appears to be exploring new avenues of cooperation with the outer world so as to help particularly those African countries that are lagging behind in terms of socio-economic development.

Pakistan, Russia inching closer: a step in the right direction

By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Pakistan and Russia, after being at odds for a while seem to have realized that straining of relations and disengagement is not a solution when it comes to building bridges and developing new linkages. That is exactly what a Russian think-tank Dr. Vladimir Kozin expressed on February 27, 2018 during a seminar on SCO held under the aegis of Centre for Global and Strategic Studies (GSS) at the Islamabad Serena Hotel.

US in the dock under Donald Trump By Ansar M Bhatti

The UN General Assembly on Dec 21, 2017 in its extra-ordinary session adopted Pakistan co-sponsored resolution declaring US President Donald Trump’s decision to move American Capital to Jerusalem, by 128 votes. Only nine countries chose to side with the US President while 35 countries including Australia, Canada, Israel, Romania, Hungary did not attend the session. The UNGA decision and the earlier decision of the UN Security Council in which 14 countries out of 15 voted against Trump decision, may not force belligerent American President to withdraw his decision, nevertheless huge moral and political pressure from the international community has ostensibly put America on the back foot.