October 2017(EDITION 10, Volume 54)
 
Written By: Maria Khalid
Pakistan’s contributions to the global war on terror are matchless and phenomenal. In the last 16 years, thousands have lost their lives in the country’s fight against the world’s most notorious terrorist groups. On the internal front, Pakistan Army launched ....Read full article
 
Written By: Lt Gen Talat Masood (R)
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been one of the most discussed and written topics in Pakistan. It has been subject of great interest and also apprehension by friends and foes of Pakistan. Few enterprises have been viewed so dramatically different as CPEC.....Read full article
 
Dr. Nazir Hussain & Amna Javed
The national narrative depicts the consensus and resolve of the nation for its future progression and sets the direction for its role in the regional and global dynamics. It describes a nation’s prized values and norms through history and paves the way for future direction.....Read full article
 
Written By: Hussain H. Zaidi
Like it or lump it, the institutions of higher learning in Pakistan are increasingly becoming susceptible to religious extremism. The 2015 Safoora Chowk carnage, the shocking death of Mashal Khan at the hands of his fellow students, and the recent....Read full article
 
Written By: Waseem Iftikhar
Before theorizing structural violence, Johan Galtung talked about Personal or Direct Violence. Defining violence he argued that, “Violence is present when human beings are being influenced so that their actual somatic and mental realizations....Read full article
 
Written By: Raheel Suleman
Balochistan, the largest province of Pakistan constituting 44% of Pakistan’s total land mass, is susceptible to environmental hazards such as tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, heat waves, cold waves and droughts.....Read full article
 
Written By: Zarrar Khuhro
There is no shortage of commentary and outrage on the horrific atrocities being perpetrated on the Rohingyas. Hunted by a malevolent regime that specializes in ethnic cleansing, the Rohingyas are being subjected to pogroms, rapes and summary executions aimed at forcing them....Read full article
 
Written By: Dr. Rizwana Karim Abbasi
What purpose did Short Range Nuclear Weapons (SRNWs) or Tactical Nuclear Weapons (TNWs) play in the history of nations’ security policy? Why did the U.S. make the TNWs during the Cold War? Did this weapon introduce stabilizing or destabilizing effects? During the ......Read full article
 
Written By: Dr. Zafar Mehmood
In the midst of slow socio-economic growth, negative export growth and rising unemployment, Pakistan has signed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with China as a part of its One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative. OBOR is not merely a trade connectivity route, it has a pro-development.....Read full article
 
Written By: Prof. Sharif al Mujahid
Complete unanimity of views on the basics of a polity between the lender and his chief lieutenant is a phenomenon that seldom occurs. For instance, it did not in the case of Gandhi and Nehru, Soekarno and Nasir, Naguib and Nasser, Ben Bella and Boumediene. But it did.....Read full article
 
Written By: Maryam Razzaq
China has been a time-tested friend of Pakistan and it acknowledges Pakistan’s historical recognition of China’s republican transition in 1949. While people of both countries enjoy traditional eastern cultures, their state-to-state relations are cemented at an even deeper....Read full article
 
A two week long joint exercise DRUZBA 2017 between special forces of Pakistan and Russian Armies started in Minralney Vody, Russia. The opening ceremony was attended by senior military officials of special forces of both countries. The joint exercise will focus on counter terrorism....Read full article
 
Written By: Brig Syed Wajid Raza (R)
During Operation Rah-e-Nijat, after initial phases, search and cordon operations began in South Waziristan Agency. In Kotkai area search began in a house located at the end of the village, that stretched along the highroad, over a hill point.....Read full article
 
Written By: Muhammad Yusuf Malik
Launch ceremony of the book “Kashmir Crisis (Unresolved Issue of Muslim Ummah) Opinions & Analysis” written by Mr. Omar Mohammad Nazzal Al Armouti was held at Amman, Jordan on August 16, 2017. The event was attended by approximately 600 individuals from all walks.....Read full article
 
Written By: Maj Umar Ismail Sajid Garewal, Lt Col Shaukat Naeem Khan & Lt Col Muhammad Farid
akistan’s journey with UN peacekeeping began in July 1960 when first Pakistani contingent was deployed in Congo. Since then, Pakistan has contributed more than 160,000 troops in 41 UN missions in 23 different countries. 144 Pakistani peacekeepers including 23 officers have sacrificed their lives while.....Read full article
 
Written By: Capt Ali Ahmed Malik
"Because I don’t fit in your definition of normal," throwing pebbles in the water, gazing at the horizon, with his thoughts at unrest, being at par with the oceanic waves in front, his words disappearing in the sound of splashes, still being the only sound making sense to his fiancée’s ears. He continued "Someday I may meet your standards of being normal", as he sat facing her.....Read full article
 
Report by: Asif Sohail
After determined and successful conclusion of Pakistan Army’s Operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorists in North Waziristan and ongoing successful Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, it became imperative to demonstrate before the world that peace has been restored and the.....Read full article

 
Written By: Omair Alavi
Cricket may not be the national sport of Pakistan but it is celebrated as one, considering it is one of those sports where Pakistan has excelled in all formats. During the last few months, Pakistan has emerged as one of the leading cricket teams – Misbah-ul-Haq held the Test Mace last.........Read full article
 
Written By: Dr. Gulfaraz Ahmed
Biologically speaking, life started when some complex chemical molecules in the primordial soup in high energy environment of the hot deep-sea plumes mimicked a biological cell and divided into two. Biological division of a cell is the starting and crowning point of life. Progressively.....Read full article
 
Written By: Nadeem F. Paracha
The Pakistan cricket team hasn’t played a Test match against India since 2006. India considers Pakistan to be an unsafe place to tour and has often accused Pakistan of facilitating ‘terrorism’ in Kashmir. Pakistan accuses India of the same, especially after .....Read full article
 
H.E. Mr. Muhammad Masood Khan, President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi. During the meeting, matters related to regional security with emphasis on human rights violations by.....Read full article
 
H. E. Mr. Martin Kobler, German Ambassador to Pakistan met Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ on September 21, 2017. Issues of mutual interest including security situation were discussed. The ambassador said that ‘Germany is grateful to Pakistan for its fight against.....Read full article
 
Lieutenant Arsalan Alam Satti Shaheed was buried with full military honours after namaz-e-janaza in his native town Ghell, New Murree. He embraced shahadat while he was participating in Operation Khyber IV in Rajgal Valley....Read full article
 
Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman NI (M), Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force held meetings with the government and military officials of Azerbaijan during his official visit to the brotherly country.......Read full article
 
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, visited parents of Lieutenant Arsalan Alam shaheed on September 25, 2017 at his village near Murree who embraced shahadat at ....Read full article
 
Pakistan Navy conducted the premier Maritime Security Workshop (MARSEW) on the theme “Secure Seas – Prosperous Pakistan” at Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore. MARSEW continued from September 11-25, with the aim to create maritime awareness, enlighten the participants.....Read full article
 
Colombo Defence Seminar 2017 was held at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) from August 28-29, 2017. The seminar, which was initiated as an annual forum in the year 2011 by the Sri Lankan Army, has grown into an internationally accepted round-table for interaction on matters pertaining to national....Read full article
 
Around 75 participants of National Security Workshop headed by Maj Gen Samrez Salik, HI (M), DG ISSRA (Institute for Strategic Studies, Research and Analysis), National Defence University visited Gilgit. The participants were briefed in HQ FCNA about the role of FCNA in Gilgit-Baltistan....Read full article
 
Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) inducted and commissioned two Ex-U.S. Island Class policing ships – Pakistan Maritime Security Ship (PMSS) Sabqat and PMSS Rafaqat. These ships, after serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, have undergone complete overhaul....Read full article
 
The Pak-China Joint Air Exercise “Shaheen-VI”, commenced at Korla Air Base, China in the month of September 2017. PAF contingent comprising combat pilots, air defence controllers and technical ground crew participated in this bilateral exercise. JF-17 Thunder, Mirage....Read full article
 
There is a palpable sense of resurgence and normalcy in all fields of our social life owing to great sacrifices of our men in uniform. Men in red track suits have also not lagged behind to bring back peace and élan to project soft image of Pakistan.....Read full article
 
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