Tag "International Relations"

Time For Pakistan To Stop Being Apologetic

Terrorism, mounting debt, inter-communal strife, etc. Yes, Pakistan has it all, but it is not the only country facing such circumstances. No one could have imagined that the second millennium would witness the drastic re-shaping of global geopolitics. The security scenario post 9/11 brought about the emergence of a joint US-NATO (Pacific-Atlantic)-dominated war establishment that, to this day, dictates the ‘acceptables’ and ‘unacceptables’ of regional engagements. A recent exception, however,

5 Reasons Why Pakistan Should Recognize And Hold Dialogue With Israel

DISCLAIMER: “Opinions expressed here are solely of the author. Pakistan Insider does not necessarily agree with its content”. Clarification: https://insider.pk/general/clarification-from-team-pakistan-insider/ Before I come to the actual body of this article, it is important to shed light on lesser known historical facts; facts which most Jews and Muslims, or Israeli and Pakistanis to be precise, would not want to acknowledge. Despite the visibly clear disconnect between Tel Aviv and Islamabad, both countries have

Implementation of NAP: Whither the Foreign Ministry?

On 24 December 2014, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a televised address to the country announced a ‘National Action Plan’ (NAP) to viciously counter the forces of terrorism and extremism. A few weeks later, NAP appeared in the form of a constitutional amendment, empowering the courts to prosecute convicted militants and their financers (challenged recently by a group of mafia lawyers). What is NAP? It is a consolidated 20-point national