Iran banned congregational prayer. Saudi Arabia closed the Ka’aba to pilgrims. Imran Khan allowed a quarter of a million Muslims to gather - and returning home, they've spread the coronavirus from Kyrgyzstan to Gaza
Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Pakistan constantly touts its neutrality in the Iran - Saudi Arabia proxy wars. The reality, especially after the drone strike on Soleimani, is quite different
Two years after the Open Society Foundation was kicked out, Imran Khan now needs Soros to get Pakistan's terror-incubating religious madrassas under control – but the Islamists are fighting back, and all eyes are on the army
Prime Minister Imran Khan and his military backers are giving unprecedented freedom to a highly-censored media to talk about establishing relations with Israel. 14 years to the day since the countries' only public bilateral meeting, are conditions now ripe for a formal move?
In Kashmir, Modi wants Israeli settler-style demographic change and Pakistan wants a new intifada to explode. But the Israel-Palestine conflict analogies - and their dangerous consequences - go even further
Opinion 'Israelis Led India’s Airstrikes': In Pakistan, the Hindu-Zionist Conspiracy Theory Takes a Wild Turn
It is now an established narrative in Pakistan, not a fringe opinion, that Israel not only helped India plan its military retaliation for a suicide bombing by Pakistan-based militants – but sent Israeli pilots to take part
Mohammed bin Salman got a sycophantic welcome in Islamabad this week, as Saudi Arabia threw Pakistan an economic lifeline. But that aid came at a steep price: Pakistan has now formally joined the Sunni Muslim axis against Iran
Opinion Trump's Crude Hostility Is Pushing Pakistan Toward America's Foes: China, Russia - Even Iran
The Trump vs Imran Khan Twitter war was an opening volley in a far more dangerous conflict. As America cuts aid, Pakistan is finding new strategic sugar daddies whose ambitions are antithetical to U.S. interests in the region
Opinion Did Israel's PM Netanyahu Secretly Visit Islamabad? How One Tweet Sparked Hysteria and a Political Crisis in Pakistan
A report that an Israeli plane landed in Pakistan led to whirlwind rumors, fierce accusations and blunt denials – and a near-crisis for Imran Khan's new government. Was this another 'Zionist-Hindu conspiracy'? Is there, in fact, any chance Pakistan will recognize Israel?
When blaming a Jewish conspiracy is Pakistan's common explanation for every fiasco, there should be no surprise that George Soros is Karachi's latest target
Analysis As India and Israel Embrace, Talk About a 'Zionist-Hindu' Conspiracy Is Spiking in Pakistan
Even though conspiracy theories and anti-Semitism are ubiquitous in Pakistan, Narendra Modi's visit to Israel has led them to alarming new heights
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistan’s No. 1 tennis star for more than a decade, partnered with Israeli and Indian athletes, using sports to bridge differences between states.