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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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No controversy in Maleeha Lodhi’s routine but outstanding replacement

The change of guard at Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to the UN in New York has sparked a lively discussion in social and print media. It involves replacing a distinguished diplomat, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, with a well-known veteran of multilateral diplomacy, Ambassador Munir Akram.

October 06, 2019

Kashmir and the OIC

September 23, 2019

Balochistan: Pakistan’s boon or bane?

Balochistan is Pakistan’s largest province in terms of area but demographically, it is its smallest. With a long and scenic coast close to the Arabian Gulf, the strategically located area is rich in metal ores.

September 03, 2019

India’s attempts to scrap Kashmir’s autonomy are a nuclear flash-point

New Delhi’s trust gap with the Kashmiri people has been widening over the years, because of a number of critical promises broken and discarded by India.

August 09, 2019

Peace was missing piece’ in controversial Israeli-Gulf conference

The recently held international moot in Manama, Bahrain, was meant to lay the economic foundations for Israeli-Palestinian peace. It was interchangeably called the “Economic Workshop” and “Peace to prosperity conference” and that explained the confusion in the minds of its sponsors. 

July 04, 2019