Military has a role to play in saving Pakistan

I vividly recall, in the autumn of ’99, a few days after Gen. Musharraf’s military coup of October 12th, driving through the Islamabad-Rawalpindi Highway that it was a pleasant and serene early evening and a steady calm prevailed in the atmosphere as if the Almighty had bestowed peace on this land of the . . . → Read More: Military has a role to play in saving Pakistan

Past, present and future: nothing is black and white

The past politics of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PMLN) have been far from ethical or principled. We grew up with images of Mian Nawaz Sharif as the trusted man of a dictator who was later exposed to be working with “individuals from the ISI” to forge an election alliance of almost all political forces just . . . → Read More: Past, present and future: nothing is black and white

PMLN Government attacked PTV

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The national television network of Pakistan known as PTV was attacked by a mob who were assisted by police force. The police force on duty to protect that television station moved away without any resistance and allowed mob (supported by PMLN) to storm the television station. Later the PMLN government tried to put the blame on the protesting political parties of Imran Khan and Dr Tahirul Qadri. . . . → Read More: PMLN Government attacked PTV

Imran Khan – The legend has won

I sent this open letter to Chairman Imran Khan

Salam Imran Khan

You are a son of Pakistan in whose achievements the nation takes pride. You have raised the head high for the nation not only by winning a world cup but also establishing one of the best cancer . . . → Read More: Imran Khan – The legend has won

IK is definitely a leader

By Mansoor Hamid – LUMS

No matter what happens from here on in, I would always believe that IK is arguably one of the greatest living Pakistanis for what he has done in sports, social work and then politics. His talent charisma, perseverance, integrity and accomplishments outshine all of his peers and . . . → Read More: IK is definitely a leader

Why is PMLN trying to create problems between Army and Police

Pakistanis have seen a rapid downfall in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s powers in less than two weeks.

His dramatic collapse is the result of political blunders in fifteen months in government.

Yet instead of resolving the political crisis and uniting the country, the embattled prime minister and the Sharif . . . → Read More: Why is PMLN trying to create problems between Army and Police

910 terrorists killed in North Waziristan: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: A statement issued by the military on Wednesday put the official number of “terrorists” killed in Operation Zarb-i-Azb at 910 and added that 82 Pakistani soldiers had also lost their lives during the North Waziristan offensive.

The death tolls and their breakdowns could not be independently verified as journalists have limited access to the . . . → Read More: 910 terrorists killed in North Waziristan: ISPR

Scottish ‘yes’ gaining momentum weeks before referendum

The yes vote for Scotland leaving the United Kingdom has gained significant ground on the no vote, just a little more than two weeks ahead of the referendum, new data show. A YouGov poll shows 47 percent saying they will vote to quit Britain and 53 percent claiming they will vote for continued unity. As . . . → Read More: Scottish ‘yes’ gaining momentum weeks before referendum

Racial divide is a real issue in USA

(By Dr. Zahid Bukhari) Ferguson, a small suburban town in Missouri, has recently earned global fame. The shooting and killing of a black teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, on August 9 and the violent street protests afterward, where the State Governor has called the National Guard and imposed midnight . . . → Read More: Racial divide is a real issue in USA

Attack on PTV station

In 1968, the United States military, as part of the infamous Tet Offensive, heavily bombarded a town in Vietnam called Ben Tre. There were heavy civilian casualties and an estimated 550 people were killed and another 1,200 were wounded. What distinguished this battle from others in the Vietnam War was a quote from . . . → Read More: Attack on PTV station