The faultiness within Pakistan’s Murder Law

The latest outcry over the murder of a 23 year old youth, Tahir Malik, in Lahore, was accompanied with fatigue and despondency over the notion that the powerful clout of the accused, who also happens to be the son of a former Prime Minister, would disable the victim’s family from getting a fair trial. It . . . → Read More: The faultiness within Pakistan’s Murder Law

Can technocrats save Pakistan

By Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

For last few years whenever there is a political crisis an idea comes to the surface that a technocratic government should be installed. According to its promoters, the objective of this interim government, with a tenure of three to four years, should be to clean up . . . → Read More: Can technocrats save Pakistan

New channel shut down for exposing government corruption

An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for 15 days after a high court ruled that the broadcaster was “maligning” the country’s judiciary, the country’s media regulation authority said.

The closure is apparently linked to the infighting among Pakistan’s numerous media outlets over their coverage of the two-month-long anti-government protests demanding . . . → Read More: New channel shut down for exposing government corruption

Israeli army worse than ISIL

An Israeli lawmaker says there is no difference between Israeli soldiers and militants of the ISIL and that both are “armies of murderers with no boundaries and red lines.”

“They (ISIL) kill one person at a time with a knife and the IDF at the press of a button [kills] dozens of Palestinians,” Haneen . . . → Read More: Israeli army worse than ISIL

Naxalite movement holds half of India hostage

(By Sabena Siddiqui) The Naxalite movement is India’s largest insurgency, second only to the Kashmir movement yet virtually unknown to the world in general. It started in 1967 and has been continuing to defy the state of India for the longest time. India houses one of the largest poor populations in the world, the benefits . . . → Read More: Naxalite movement holds half of India hostage

ISIS – A Historical Perspective

The rise of ISIS with its brutal methods of expanding their hold on vast piece of land and resources remind people of other brutal conquests like Vikings of Europe and Mongols of Central Asia. The response from Europe is one of fear and nervousness. The source of this nervousness is rooted in the history of . . . → Read More: ISIS – A Historical Perspective

Pakistan Armed Forces not worried about ISIS

There’s at least one nation that’s not sweating ISIS.

Pakistan officials seemed cool as a cucumber on Friday after reports surfaced this week of a potentially deadly merger between the bloodthirsty jihadis and the equally barbaric Pakistan Taliban in their country.

“It shows a desperate effort by a decimated [Pakistan Taliban] to find external support . . . → Read More: Pakistan Armed Forces not worried about ISIS

Alert: Pakistani Taliban vow to send fighters to Syria and Iraq

The Pakistani Taliban has pledged support to militant groups fighting in Iraq and Syria; a move that should be taken seriously as the number of “Islamic State” sympathizers is rising, analyst Hassan Abbas tells DW.

Pakistani Taliban militants offered help to radical Muslim groups fighting in Iraq and Syria, according to a statement marking the . . . → Read More: Alert: Pakistani Taliban vow to send fighters to Syria and Iraq

Nawaz Sharif must change

Time and tide wait for no man, nor does mood of people disenchanted with successive governments that have miserably failed to deliver and electoral promises gone astray. Patience of masses has run out with this endless plunder of state assets, institutionalised corruption, flight of capital and declining human resources.

PM Nawaz . . . → Read More: Nawaz Sharif must change

Indian diplomat – Delhi worried over Pakistan – India border tensions

(By Farhan Zaheer) India’s deputy high commissioner to Pakistan said on Wednesday that New Delhi too was worried about the escalating tensions triggered by ongoing border skirmishes.

Speaking at a meeting during his maiden visit to the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), JP Singh said there was common understanding in both India . . . → Read More: Indian diplomat – Delhi worried over Pakistan – India border tensions