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Saleem Safi
Saleem Safi

The writer works for Geo TV.

  • January 22, 2024

    The missing persons tragedy

    Relatives and loved ones of a missing person however suffer on a daily basis living with torment of waiting between hope and despair

  • November 16, 2023

    The strongest of ties

    People attend a job fair in Beijing on Aug. 26, 2022. — AFP The Communist Party of China deserves credit for not only changing its approach...

  • November 01, 2023

    A rational solution the way forward

    A child is seen standing among the debris of buildings as smoke is seen billowing in the background in Gaza. — X/UNMy doctor had asked me to stay...

  • June 25, 2023

    ‘PTI’s KP govt leased out Galyat rest houses at throwaway rates’

    Documents show Imran Khan’s ex-principal secretary Azam Khan played the main role in the scandal

  • October 08, 2022

    Betraying political creators

    Imran Khan was pampered, supported, sponsored, idealized, and brought into the shining political limelight from deep political obscurity. However,...

  • July 10, 2021

    Afghanistan: a history of blunders

    The writer works for Geo TV.“The only thing we learn from history" – in the words of German philosopher Friedrich Hegel "is that we learn...

  • June 12, 2021

    Pakistan and China: the new US game

    I had earlier suspected that the US was deliberately pushing Afghanistan towards chaos and civil war as well as creating troubles for Pakistan....

  • June 07, 2021

    Afghanistan and a trapped Pakistan

    The most dangerous aspect of the current scenario is that the US does not seem interested in durable peace in Afghanistan.

  • February 06, 2021

    Afghanistan challenges

    The Afghan Taliban and the Americans reached an agreement on February 29, 2020 in Doha. According to this agreement, the foreign forces were to...

  • November 30, 2020

    GB: elections and leadership

    For the sake of Pakistan, the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir have made tremendous sacrifices and have kept alive, with their blood, the...

  • November 18, 2020

    What does Biden’s win mean?

    Biden's victory gives undeniable proof that emotional rhetoric, exaggerated claims, hatred and disgraceful statements cannot turn back the wheel of...

  • September 24, 2020

    Nineteen years of 9/11

    From the beginning of 2001, Osama bin Laden and his close aides had been talking about the 'Planes Operation' and the coming of the 'big day'. Abu...

  • September 11, 2020

    Climate change and Pakistan

    Karachi, the city of lights, is the commercial hub and financial capital of Pakistan. Being the backbone of the Pakistan’s economy, it contributes...

  • September 02, 2020

    Foreign policy tragedy

    Politics and governance are as poles apart as cricket and politics. Like cricket, which cannot be mastered without hard practice and vast...

  • August 25, 2020

    Israel, Pakistan and the Muslim World

    After Makkah and Medina, Jerusalem is the holiest place on earth for Muslims all over the world. There is no Muslim who has no respect for Masjid...

  • May 18, 2020

    The corona fallout

    The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world. There is not a single country or area of life left which has not been affected by this epidemic in one...

  • January 28, 2020

    New challenges and possibilities

    On becoming president of the US, Donald Trump took a tough line and used harsh and inappropriate language against Pakistan while announcing his...

  • January 02, 2020

    A new social contract

    We are told that Pakistan is facing serious threats at its eastern and western borders – and indeed it is a reality that the situation on both...

  • December 27, 2019

    Diplomatic blunders

    When PM Imran Khan was going to attend the UN General Assembly session, with the single agenda of Kashmir – and claiming to be its ambassador –...

  • December 05, 2019

    The making of a controversy

    If a decision is to be made in an emergency situation in which there is no opportunity for proper consultation or in-depth consideration, then there...

  • November 14, 2019

    Sit-in: a comparison

    Polybius, the Greek historian, propagated the notion of historic recurrence and the historic cycle of striking similarities. In other words, he...

  • October 23, 2019

    Jammu & Kashmir: what next?

    Pakistan and India are at daggers drawn since Independence. The bone of contention between the arch rivals, besides some other factors, is the...

  • April 24, 2019

    Ten chief ministers for one province

    Since Imran Khan was not ready to appoint Pervaiz Khattak as chief minister of KP again, Shah Farman, Atif Khan and Asad Qaiser were strong...

  • April 18, 2019

    How will this work?

    There is no doubt that Asad Umar is a highly intelligent person but unfortunately he uses all his intellect and energy for self-marketing. Being...

  • April 10, 2019

    A tale of two sardars

    Though the slogans of the PTI are revolutionary, and its workers are very emotional, the party neither seems ideological nor democratic. Its...

  • March 25, 2019

    All is not well on the western border

    Wise people are experts in making friends while fools create enemies. In the testing times of war and crises, sagacity demands avoiding causing...

  • March 14, 2019

    Modi: a blessing in disguise

    It is not clear yet that how much the war-mongering of Modi will help him in the coming election. However, what is clear is the fact that Modi has...

  • February 10, 2019

    On the brink

    The whole country, the Pakhtun belt in particular, is once again inching closer towards a new, dangerous and gory crisis. The situation has reached...

  • January 23, 2019

    Now or never

    A decisive moment to bring peace and end the longest war in Afghanistan has emerged. Peace efforts have been intensified and all stakeholders are...

  • January 10, 2019

    Afghanistan: on the brink of disaster

    At last, what was being dreaded actually happened on the Afghanistan front. The unpredictable President Donald Trump hinted at an abrupt withdrawal...

  • November 29, 2018

    Redefining leadership

    While ‘Naya’ Pakistan has not really come to fruition, its claimants have started compiling a new dictionary – with new definitions and...

  • November 10, 2018

    Ignoring instability

    Pakistan and Afghanistan are not only geographically closely linked but are also socially, economically and strategically interdependent. Pakistan...

  • November 01, 2018

    Poor CPEC

    The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is one part of China’s grand Belt and Road Initiative . To understand it, one needs to understand...

  • June 28, 2018

    Three days of peace

    This Eidul Fitr proved to be rather a unique one in the gory history of Afghanistan, with many seeing its events as unbelievable, unprecedented and...

  • June 22, 2018

    Election 2018: analysing the threats

    It has been almost impossible to do justice with journalism in the presence of different types of restraints and the current culture of free...

  • June 07, 2018

    Dawn of a new era

    The holy month of Ramazan this year has brought special blessings to the people of the tribal areas – and the whole country. Unlike the past...

  • May 13, 2018

    Fata merger: the clock is ticking

    Keeping Fata isolated in the shackles of the Frontier Crimes Regulation and preventing or delaying its mainstreaming is one of our strategic...

  • May 04, 2018

    From one transition to the next

    Today’s Pakistan is facing multiple challenges at multiple fronts. What is unfortunate is that these challenges are totally ignored in the...

  • April 12, 2018

    Karachi: hope vs fear

    I visited Karachi recently after a very long time. Once called the city of lights, Karachi had fallen over the years into the darkness of...

  • March 14, 2018

    On reconciliation

    A wounded superpower under an overambitious and interventionist president, George W Bush, invaded Afghanistan soon after the 9/11 attacks. With...

  • January 17, 2018

    A silver lining

    Washington has a long history of wrongdoings and stubbornness. Its betrayal of Pakistan and blunders in Afghanistan are a glaring reality that...

  • January 10, 2018

    The time is now

    The Frontier Crimes Regulation is a black law and a living legacy of British imperialism. It has enslaved millions of helpless people in the...

  • December 20, 2017

    For peace in Afghanistan

    The road to a stable and prosperous Pakistan passes through Fata, Gilgit-Baltistan, Balochistan and Afghanistan. At present, this road is full of...

  • October 01, 2017

    Back to policy basics

    Despite all my efforts, I must admit my inability in spotting the underlying logic of Pakistan’s Afghan policy. If the objectives of the...

  • July 24, 2017

    Nawaz, Panama and CPEC

    The spokespersons of the prime minister have been trying to convince the people that the prime minister is being targeted due to CPEC. However, such...

  • July 15, 2017

    Missteps?

    It is hard to understand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s standards of likes and dislikes. No one knows exactly what qualities of Gen Qamar Javed...