What is the likely impact of of rocky relations between Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif government and military chief Raheel Sharif? Does the split among Tehrik-e-Taliban factions offer an opportunity for Pakistan to end TTP terrorism? Will India-Pakistan ties improve after Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif’s meeting with new Indian PM Narendra Modi? Shuja Nawaz, Director of South […]
How will Modi’s rise to power impact India-Pakistan relations? Are civil-military tensions fueling anti-GeoTV campaign and wider media wars in Pakistan? Viewpoint From Overseas host Faraz Darvesh discusses these and other questions with prominent Pakistani journalist Raza Rumi, Dr. Misbah Azam and Riaz Haq
After surviving an assassination attempt, Raza Rumi’s life was constantly in danger in Pakistan. For the time being, he has chosen exile as a survival strategy. Viewpoint from Overseas (VPOS) team interviewed Raza Rumi over skype in Washington D.C. and asked questions liberal Pakistanis have in their minds in the wake of attempts on lives […]
The iKolachi community event for June was held at the WBT-TV Offices as usual. Topics discussed included the events in Karachi, the state of affairs in Israel-Palestine, and updates to our own website. Riaz Haq Saahab also provided insights on the state of the economy. Members benefitted from his exposition of the fundamentals of economic theory […]
MQM Chief Altaf Hussain has been arrested then released on bail by British Police in connection with money-laundering investigation. MQM’s stronghold city of Karachi was effectively shut down immediately after the arrest. What is next? Will Altaf Husain be tried and convicted on money-laundering charges? Will there be additional charges brought against Mr. Hussain? What […]
Viewpoint from Overseas host Faraz Darvesh talks to Riaz Haq, Sabahat Ashraf, “iFaqeer, and Ali Hasan Cemendtaur about who the discussion in Pakistan about who is a martyr, a shaheed; kudos to the government for making this Ashura relatively safe; and what India’s absence from the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meeting in Sri Lanka means.. This show was recorded at 1:00 pm […]
In the week the Nobel Peace Prize is in the news, Viewpoint from Overseas host Faraz Darvesh interviews renowned human rights activist Asma Jahangir: According to the Wikipedia, Asma Jilani Jahangir (Urdu: عاصمہ جہانگیر) (born January 27, 1952 in Lahore) is a leading Pakistani lawyer, advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, President Supreme Court Bar Association of […]
Viewpoint from Overseas host Faraz Darvesh talks to Riaz Haq, Sabahat Ashraf, “iFaqeer, and Ali Hasan Cemendtaur about Israr Gandapur’s murder over Eid and PTI’s continued sympathies for Taliban; Malala Yousafzai’s rise to fame and its impact on child education in Pakistan; and Iran-US negotiations.
There has been mixed response in Pakistan to Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai’s Nobel Peace Prize nomination, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Chief Hakimullah Mehsud says he is ready for peace talks with Pakistani government, Former President Pervez Musharraf is granted bail and allowed to leave Pakistan by Supreme Court and then his re-arrest is swiftly ordered by another […]
Viewpoint from Overseas host Faraz Darvesh talks to Riaz Haq, and Ali Hasan Cemendtaur about the hideous attack on a church in Peshawar; Imran Khan’s idea of allowing the Taliban to open office; and relief efforts after the earthquake in Balochistan.