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Ashraf Jehangir Qazi
Ashraf Jehangir Qazi

  • April 05, 2024

    Breaking the chain of corruption: Part – II

    These are some Yew quotes that should be of interest to all Pakistanis who recognize corruption as a deadly poison for their country

  • April 04, 2024

    Breaking the chain of corruption — Part – I

    Representational image.— APP FileAnti-corruption measures can only have cumulative success if they are part and parcel of good governance. In the...

  • March 11, 2024

    Strategic leadership and statecraft ( Part – III )

    Pakistan’s policies, whether external or domestic have, by and large, been an extended series of short-term policies that never add up to a...

  • March 10, 2024

    Strategic leadership and statecraft ( Part – II )

    Dr Kissinger is no less lucid and illuminating in his book, ‘On China’, where he contrasts Western concept of strategy and statecraft with its...

  • March 09, 2024

    Strategic leadership and statecraft — Part I

    Pakistan today barely pretends to be a democracy

  • February 25, 2024

    Stabilizing the economy

    Mueen Afzal mentioned two economists whose writings have fundamentally influenced thinking on development economics

  • February 11, 2024

    The people have stood up

    While true heroes of this epic are people of Pakistan tenacity, courage and conviction of Imran Khan must be acknowledged and saluted

  • January 22, 2024

    A long and graceful life

    He was indeed a polymath, a person whose excellence spans a whole spectrum of fields

  • May 28, 2023

    Things that did not happen

    History is what has happened or is happening. But sometimes it is what does not happen. So, the other day I had a meeting with Imran Khan that never...

  • December 22, 2022

    Climate, world order and Pakistan - Part II

    By 2050 Pakistan will have at least 350 million people. Its military and elite dominated political paradigm, neo-feudal attitudes, budgetary...

  • December 21, 2022

    Climate, world order and Pakistan - Part I

    Pakistan today is in such a state where only historically unprecedented actions on a historically unprecedented scale can ensure its survival. This...

  • June 05, 2021

    Stark reflections

    The Pakistan Movement by and large could have delivered on the hopes of most of the Muslims of undivided India even if they were not able to be part...

  • May 13, 2021

    A country betrayed

    Sehbaye yaqeen dar kash wa az dair-e-gumaan khez/ Az khwab-e-giran, khwab-e-giran, khwab-e-giran khez – Allama IqbalAn entity – whether a...

  • March 10, 2021

    A shared Nobel Peace Prize?

    The writer is a former ambassador to the US, India and China and head of UN missions in Iraq and Sudan.On February 25, 2021 the joint statement of...

  • February 10, 2021

    Compromise or catastrophe?

    The writer is a former ambassador to the US, India and China and head of UN missions in Iraq and Sudan.In memory of Zainul Abedin, whom I got to...

  • January 02, 2021

    The foreign policy challenge - Part II

    Let us briefly look at Pakistan’s main external relationships. Pakistan is fortunate to have a strong relationship with China. It is the world’s...

  • January 01, 2021

    The foreign policy challenge - Part I

    The writer is a former ambassador to the US, India and China and head of UN missions in Iraq and Sudan.Writing about Pakistan’s foreign policy is...

  • October 07, 2020

    Questions of recognition

    The writer is a former ambassador to the US, India and China and head of UN missions in Iraq and Sudan.This is a question which surfaces from time...

  • September 11, 2020

    The Kashmir challenge

    The writer is a former ambassador to the US, India and China and head of UN missions in Iraq and Sudan.Pakistan, along with the rest of the world,...

  • August 11, 2020

    A year later

    India’s crime of genocide in Kashmir did not begin on August 5, 2019. It began 73 years ago when planned and abetted mass slaughter and expulsions...

  • July 20, 2020

    The first line of defence

    The writer is a former ambassador to the US, India and China and head of UN missions in Iraq and Sudan.Pakistan is one country out of the 193...

  • July 12, 2020

    Climate and nationalism

    Anatol Lieven, the renowned author of several books, including ‘Pakistan: A Hard Country’, has recently published another important book,...

  • June 24, 2020

    Policy, contexts and scenarios

    The writer is a former ambassador to the US, India and China and head of UN missions in Iraq and Sudan.In Afghanistan, or anywhere else today, the...

  • June 02, 2020

    Quo vadis?

    Among the big powers of today, there are two rabid countries: one is the United States under sociopath Trump and his far more evil cohorts. The...

  • May 15, 2020

    Covid-19, Kashmir and us

    The writer is a former ambassador to the US, India and China and head of UN missions in Iraq and Sudan.No one knows how long the Covid-19 pandemic...

  • April 23, 2020

    Ramazan Kareem!

    This is the Arab greeting during Ramazan. Ramazan is generous, an opportunity to bring out the best in people and communities. This is needed in a...

  • December 07, 2019

    Is it genocide?

    One of India’s foremost and international prize winning journalists who is a trenchant critic of Modi’s policies has taken exception to the use...

  • October 13, 2019

    A fateful choice

    More than two months after Modi’s political blitzkrieg of August 5, 2019 there is still no practical consensus or political clarity in Pakistan on...

  • September 28, 2019

    Moment of truth

    The moment of truth is upon us. Who are we? What do we stand for? What is the worth of our word? Narendra Modi’s miserable decision of August 5,...

  • August 16, 2019

    What is to be done?

    The writer is a former ambassador to the US, India and China and head of UN missions in Iraq and Sudan.How can one discuss the current situation in...

  • July 03, 2018

    Is foreign policy possible?

    The comprehensively corrupt and heartless governance of the recent past is being publicly exposed. But is this really a crusade to rid the country...

  • June 16, 2018

    The only patriotism

    The caretakers are in place. Good luck to them. They will need it. Fair elections are their responsibility. But they have limited authority and...

  • May 20, 2018

    Overwhelming truths

    Parveen Shakir famously said: “Baat tau such hai magar baat hai ruswaee ki” This is the news about a truth-averse Pakistan today. The...