Columnist

Javed Hafeez

• Javed Hafeez is a former Pakistani diplomat with much experience of the Middle East. He writes weekly columns in Pakistani and Gulf newspapers and appears regularly on satellite TV channels as a defense and political analyst.
Twitter: @hafiz_javed

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Pakistani missions in the Gulf must rise to the repatriation challenge


About seven million Pakistanis live and work abroad, a bulk of them in the Gulf countries. COVID-19 has hit businesses and industries, forcing them to reduce their workforce around the globe. Even corporate businesses have been obliged to scale down work and review their salaries.

May 15, 2020

US-China cooperation is imperative in fight against Covid-19

Coronavirus is not the first pandemic to hit the world and yet it could be far more consequential than any other. Our world is globalized, interwoven and interdependent and the disease is carried at unimaginable pace to the furthest corners of the globe. 

April 12, 2020

Pakistan’s unflinching solidarity with Kashmir

The Kashmir question represents the unfinished agenda of the partition of the South Asian sub-continent in 1947. The rulers of princely states were allowed by the British to take the decision of acceding to India or Pakistan, keeping in view the wishes of their citizens.

February 04, 2020

A fragile peace in Kashmir

The situation along the Line of Control in Kashmir, the de facto border between India and Pakistan, is fraught with danger. After five months of New Delhi’s arbitrary annexation of Indian-administered Kashmir, life in there is not yet normal. 

January 06, 2020