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In Pakistan, the fall out of prohibited funding verdict will be damaging

  • The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) finally announced its verdict regarding allegations against Imran Khan’s political party for collecting prohibited funds abroad earlier this week. This has created fresh ripples in Pakistan’s already turbulent political waters. The ruling coalition part...
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Boosting economic ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia

  • Any robust bilateral relationship has to be well rounded, inclusive of co-operation in multiple fields. Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have similar views on various international issues and co-operate closely in world forums. Similarly, defence and security co-operation has been a glo...
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Pakistan’s vital role in the OIC

  • Pakistan has hosted the 48th foreign ministers’ conference of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at a time the Islamic world faces multiple challenges. This is the second OIC meeting at that level in Islamabad in three months. The OIC is the second largest international organization ...
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China-GCC ties and Pakistan

  • Recent weeks have seen a flurry of activity between China and the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries. The Council Secretary General, accompanied by four foreign ministers, visited Beijing. Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited some Gulf Arab countries. In Riyadh he said, “There is never a pow...
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A dangerous escalation that impacts us all

  • The Houthi attacks and attempted attacks on the UAE, the latest of which occurred on Monday, have been a dangerous development and represent the new outreach of the militia. In fact, the attacks impact the entire world. The UAE is one of the largest oil exporters in the OPEC member states and D...
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GCC-Pakistan relations: An upward trajectory

  • Pakistan and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are linked by geographical proximity, spiritual and cultural ties, manpower and commercial exchanges and common security interests. GCC represents the collective will of the member states for co-operation leading to economic integration ...
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A special visit

  • Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have over the decades, developed a multifarious co-operation that demands regular consultation. To begin with, these ties were based on an age old spiritual bond. As both nations were located in sensitive geo-strategic areas, their perpetual search for security was a n...
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Pakistan and the Gaza war 

  • The recent asymmetrical ‘war’ in Gaza touched emotional and spiritual chords in Pakistan, for obvious reasons. There was an outpouring of sympathy for the hapless but brave people of Gaza.  Pakistan’s government and opposition parties were all on one page in vociferously condemning the s...
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PM Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia could revolve around these important discussions

  • Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia proceeds at a crucial time, in the middle of a fast evolving global and regional strategic environment. The power dynamics of the world are shifting. The US is pulling out of Afghanistan and its major priority now is the containme...
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Pakistan and GCC ties hold a future worth looking forward to

  • We live in a fast evolving world. Realpolitik and geo-economics are realities replacing the ideological considerations of yester years. Conventional wars are being replaced by the hybrid version. But neighborhood and geographic proximity are permanent features that can always yield dividends fo...
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