Is PML-N Government digging it’s own grave?

Ayaz Amir

Islamabad diary

Calling on the army to protect Islamabad, from dangers yet to be adequately defined, is no one-off affair. It is the latest addition to a pattern we have seen growing rather dramatically over the last three months: the army’s influence on the rise, its profile getting bigger, even as civilian . . . → Read More: Is PML-N Government digging it’s own grave?

Gaza – A child’s fear of dieing

Gaza Strip — It is the saltwater coming out of the hotel tap that reminds you where you are, as you wake up in Gaza. And then you imagine your room besieged by honeybees. It is the constant whine of the drones that parade up and down Gaza, selecting targets.

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Real operation will start after the military operation

All of Pakistan has its hopes set on operation Zarb e Azb. Soon entering its second month, operation Zarb e Azb headed by the Pak army is part of a comprehensive action plan to eliminate foreign and local terrorists hiding in North Waziristan.

Given that 400 terrorists have been killed and arms and ammunition recovered, . . . → Read More: Real operation will start after the military operation

Slipping down slippery tongue slips

Pakistan might lack a million sensible things but the one thing it has never run out of is political drama. As a nation we sure love our dramas – whether they be Turkish or home-grown, the murkier the better.

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Government’s move to put army against the people

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, (PTI) firebrand leader Javaid Hashmi says handing over Islamabad to army ahead of PTI’s ‘million march’ betrays how scared the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government is of its unceremonious end down the line, Samaa reported.

“Deploying army in the federal capital is a shameful undemocratic move on the part . . . → Read More: Government’s move to put army against the people

Killing one Muslim child per hour not enough for the Zionists

One child in Palestine is killed every hour, according to Save the Children which is a globally leading independent organisation currently working in the West Bank and Gaza.

Entire families are being displaced in Gaza as the bloodshed continues and at least 70,000 children have been forced to move out of their homes due to . . . → Read More: Killing one Muslim child per hour not enough for the Zionists

The impracticalities of an “Islamic Army” in Gaza

With Gaza entering its second week of the Israeli operation “Protective Edge”- the third of its kind in three years- worldwide protests in support of the Gazans have erupted calling for Israel to halt the operation immediately. Netanyahu in his increasingly childish ways, adamant on the stance that Israel has the right to defend herself, . . . → Read More: The impracticalities of an “Islamic Army” in Gaza

US expects India to take action against extremist Hindu MP under Indian law

The United States expects India to take action under Indian law against members of Parliament belonging to the extremist Hindu party Shiv Sena who force-fed a fasting Muslim in New Delhi.

“We are aware of the alleged reports and video, I think, of these MPs forcing a fasting Muslim to eat during Ramadan,” State Department . . . → Read More: US expects India to take action against extremist Hindu MP under Indian law

The catastrophic impact of US Middle East policy

Obama’s Foreign Policy and the Future of the Middle East Presentation to a Middle East Policy Council Capitol Hill Conference

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) Washington, DC, 21 July 2014

A while back, the United States set out to reconfigure the Middle East.  The result is that the region and our . . . → Read More: The catastrophic impact of US Middle East policy

Over burdened PIA needs a “hard reset”

By Muhammad Yasir

18 directors, 40-45 general managers, 200 managers and their deputies are running an airline operating international and domestic flights with merely 15-17 aircraft

In light of one year extension to government by International Monetary Fund (IMF) for privatisation of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), a last-ditch effort to revive national flag carrier was . . . → Read More: Over burdened PIA needs a “hard reset”