AUTHOR
COLUMNISTS
Mansoor Jafar
Mansoor Jafar

Mansoor Jafar is Editor of Al Arabiya Urdu based in Islamabad. He can be reached via Twitter: @mansoorjafar

COLUMNISTS
Mansoor Jafar
Mansoor Jafar

Mansoor Jafar is Editor of Al Arabiya Urdu based in Islamabad. He can be reached via Twitter: @mansoorjafar

RECENTLY PUBLISHED

Pakistan wary as Hindu extremists rally in India

Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Political rivals in India are bracing for the world’s biggest and longest elections, starting ...

Finally, Pervez Musharraf surrenders

Tuesday, 01 April 2014

After several months of ambiguity surrounding the case against the former military dictator, a ...

Should Pakistan and India be equal trade partners?

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

For Pakistanis, relations with India have been a controversial subject for many decades. Issues like ...

Pakistan still dilly-dallying on crushing the Taliban

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Three months into the inconclusive dialogue process, the Taliban and the Pakistani government are ...

Pakistan’s leaders are fiddling while regions burn

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

There is a famous saying that Nero was fiddling his violin while Rome burned. One wonders if any ...

Imperatives of Pakistan’s National Security Policy

Tuesday, 04 March 2014

Pakistan finally drew up a National Security Policy last week in an attempt to counter the growing ...

Why Pakistan is on the verge of a new civil war

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Pakistan Air Force jets began bombing suspected Taliban hideouts this week killing dozens of suspect ...

Top media men figure in Islamabad’s Taliban peace talks

Tuesday, 04 February 2014

Pakistan is among those countries in the world where politicians have generally been considered ...

Talks or firepower? Islamabad’s Taliban dilemma

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Last week was one of the worst in Pakistan’s history that witnessed as the ongoing wave of ...

Pakistan media in the government firing line

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

January has always been a dreadful month for media in Pakistan the last few years. Not only because ...

Could Musharraf flee his treason trial?

Tuesday, 07 January 2014

All of Pakistan has been waiting with bated breath for the last three or four days to see ...

Has Pakistan been left out of the South Asian ‘in’ club?

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been quite successful so far in bringing his allies, India and ...

U.S.-India diplomatic row sparks ugly memories in Pakistan

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

The tension between two strategic partners, the United States and India, over a diplomatic row is ...

Droning of U.S.-Pakistan relations

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

The love-hate relationship between Pakistan and the United States entered a new phase recently ...

Ushering in a new era in Pakistan?

Wednesday, 04 December 2013

These days, Pakistan is undergoing changes in key offices of the country namely the offices of chief ...

Ramifications of a U.S.-Iran interim ‘honeymoon’ for Pakistan

Thursday, 28 November 2013

The U.S. and its ‘allies’ finally forced Iran to give up its decades old pursuit of ...

The rise of a remote controlled Pakistani rebel

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Pakistan has again lived up to its reputation of being a unique country plagued by a perpetual ...

The U.S. kills a Taliban leader and Pakistan’s chance for peace

Tuesday, 05 November 2013

Living up to its reputation built over the last few years, the United States again sabotaged ...

Indian election mania and pounding on Pakistan’s border

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Last week, the Indian army suddenly began heavy shelling and firing on Pakistani villages across the ...

Will Sharif win U.S. trust and support for Islamabad?

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif embarked upon a visit to the U.S. with huge hopes behind him ...

Top