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Sajjad Shaukat

Al-Zawahiri’s whereabouts

In a television address, US President Joe Biden announced on August 1, this year that the United States has killed Ayman Al-Zawahiri, the top leader of Al-Qaeda, who, along with the group’s founder, Osama bin Laden, managed the attacks of…

Struggle for liberation

Every year, Kashmir Martyrs’ Day (Youme Shuhada-e-Kashmir) is commemorated on July 13 in the memory of 21 Kashmiris who were martyred outside Srinagar Central Jail by the troops of Dogra Maharaja on July 13, 1931. This very day is observed…

Accession to Pakistan Day

Every year, Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and their Pakistani brethren and rest of the world observe July 19 as the Day of Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan. On this very day in 1947, the historical resolution…

Complexity in negotiations

The recently reported ‘secret’ negotiations between the federal government and the banned militant outfit, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) which is based in Afghanistan have surprised many. Federal Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb…

Ukraine: Another nuclear flashpoint

Tensions still exist between China and India, and Pakistan and India, Syria and Israel, and Iran and Israel which also have atomic weapons, secretly obtained. So, there are several nuclear flashpoints in the word, while Ukraine has become…

Remembering sacrifices and services

The political crisis in Pakistan is still boiling up after the ouster of the former Prime Minister Imran Khan through a vote of no-confidence in the National Assembly (NA) by the then joint opposition–an alliance of the PDM. PDM lawmakers…

Under the cover of democracy?

A gulf which had already been created between the ruling party PTI, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, and the PDM-alliance of the opposition parties, which includes PPP and PML-N, widened after the Opposition submitted the no-confidence…

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