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Accountability wheel set in motion By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Accountability wheel set in motion By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Perhaps for the first time in the history of Pakistan, the accountability process has been initiated against the all powerful politicians including business tycoons albeit it is not clear whether the concerned authorities shall be able to take this process to its logical end.

My Indonesia sojourn By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Courtesy Indonesian embassy, I got a chance last month to explore various aspects of Indonesia and its vibrant society, along with a group of senior journalists.Though, it was my second visit to the largest Muslim country, yet this time I had a chance to study the Indonesian culture, life style; political system as well regional systems rather in detail.

Reaching out to Central Asia – Part II By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

The Central Asian countries especially Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have been playing an instrumental role for peace in the region and fight against terrorism and extremism. Pakistan’s political and military establishments have been working hand in hand with these governments in order to make sure that safe havens of terrorists are eliminated for good.

Pakistan must reach out to Central Asia By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Central Asia stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north. The region consists of the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Central Asia has a population of about 105 million, consisting of five republics: Kazakhstan (18 million), Kyrgyzstan (6 million), Tajikistan (9 million), Turkmenistan (6 million), and Uzbekistan (31 million). Afghanistan (35 million), which is a part of South Asia, is also sometimes included in Central Asia.

China’s ‘reservations’ on Saudi Arabia’s joining of CPEC By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

CPEC SITUATIONER / BY Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

ISLAMABAD (DNA)- Saudi Arabia has decided to be part of CPEC and is ready to make huge investments. According to reports Saudi Arabia will built an oil reservoir in Gwadar apart from making investments in various other projects.China on the contrary has announced that it will welcome Saudi Arabia in the CPEC however some Chinese experts, requesting anonymity, say the idea of including a third country into a project which according to the experts was purely a Chinese initiative, may not be bought in China.

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.