Nawaz Sharif and PML(N) are currently the most dominant political party in the country and wisely seen as the party to depend on to extricate the nation from its present crisis. After the assassination of Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto he saved the country from a potential catastrophe that could have left the country without … Continue reading Is PM Nawaz Sharif the only life line left for Pakistan’s Progress?
Unfortunately, The one thing where there is a consensus between the rulers and the subjects is the blasphemy law. In a recent very tragic and hyped incident in which a student of Mardan university Mashal Khan was killed by a mob on false and fabricated allegations of blasphemy reflects how deeply rooted and misinterpreted the idea of Islam is in this society.
Since no foreign policy can be framed without taking external conditions into account framing an independent foreign policy becomes a job impossible for weak and militarily backward nations like Pakistan. In this context, When it comes to framing foreign policy "National sovereignty", has sometimes had to be compromised on for larger interests which renders it a mere empty slogan for nations dependent on others for their survival or incapable of defending themselves against the more powerful hostile states.
The most worrying development for Pakistan's security establishment at the moment is USA's detachment with Pakistan which can have heavy economic and political fallout for the country.
Riding the tide of sympathetic public mandate PPP made a comeback to power and inherited an economy that was on the brink of collapse. Foreign reserves had plummeted to insufficient levels for international trade to take place. And added trouble was militancy. Instead of resolving the longstanding woes of the country the Zardari led PPP invested much of its political capital in preserving and accumulating the family's financial capital. Financial irregularities took place in every major government controlled institution.