Paranoid Android

It is a misnomer to continuously beat up on the Pakistani state’s ever-evolving strategic fear of India, when clearly; it should not come as a surprise that the South Asian country’s security challenges do not protrude only from the east. Moreover, this has been wholly realized within not only the country’s intelligentsia and . . . → Read More: Paranoid Android

Mainstreaming paranoia

Mr. Haqqani’s paranoia knows no bounds. Once again, he is hypothesizing that Pakistan may use the nearly USD one billion worth of attack helicopters, missiles and other defense equipment in its fight against India instead of being used against terrorists. The rule is that you either tell all or stay quiet. Especially if . . . → Read More: Mainstreaming paranoia

Minors may be treated as adults in India

India’s cabinet has approved a bill that would allow some minors accused of “heinous” crimes to be tried as adults, the first step towards resolving a long-running debate highlighted by the fatal 2012 Delhi gang rape.

Many in India have demanded stricter punishment for minors aged 16-18 accused of crimes such . . . → Read More: Minors may be treated as adults in India

Pakistan Railways continues to decay

Audit has pointed out massive corruption of Rs 42 billion in the accounts of ministry of Railways, during the first year of Nawaz Sharif regime.

As per audit report, minister for railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq and secretary railways have not registered a case against the corrupt officers of railways, even after they were identified in . . . → Read More: Pakistan Railways continues to decay

The ugly man in USA

By Ghalib Sultan

A former political appointee Pakistani ambassador to the US has been resident in the US since 2012. He moved there after a court case investigated his possible connivance in a letter to the US asking them to make defanging the Pakistan military a condition for US support. At that time the term . . . → Read More: The ugly man in USA

Hindutva vs. secularism

As a secular society

Religious sensitivity has depended since the advent of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s regime. Even though he has underlined the principle of sarva dharma sambhava, parochialism has shown its ugly face in one field or the other. The judiciary is the only institution that has been above the . . . → Read More: Hindutva vs. secularism

The prince who led operation Decisive Storm in Yemen

He wields enormous power and led an air campaign against rebels in neighbouring Yemen for his father King Salman, but Saudi Arabia’s defence minister is still in his early 30s.

Just weeks after he was appointed to the key post in January, Prince Mohammed bin Salman assumed huge responsibility when the . . . → Read More: The prince who led operation Decisive Storm in Yemen

Pakistanis must not take Cyber Crime Bill lightly

The bill uses the language of Article 19 of the Constitution of Pakistan to place curbs on the freedom of speech and expression in Pakistan

In a television interview recently, Anusha Rahman, the minister of state for information technology, exclaimed that the state is “like a mother” and not like “some NGO”. She further declared . . . → Read More: Pakistanis must not take Cyber Crime Bill lightly

How USA managed to bring chaos to Middle East

(By Ray McGovern) Exclusive: After the Persian Gulf War in 1991, America’s neocons thought no country could stand up to the high-tech U.S. military, and they realized the Soviet Union was no longer around to limit U.S. actions. So, the “regime change” strategy was born – and many have died, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

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Pakistan is KSA’s historic ally

(By Ishaan Tharoor) Saudi Arabia’s campaign against Houthi rebel forces in Yemen, which began with waves of airstrikes overnight on Thursday, has laid down a new marker in the dangerously unstable Middle East.

As WorldViews discussed earlier, the Saudis coordinated their action with a coalition of Sunni majority countries, sharpening the perception that the offensive . . . → Read More: Pakistan is KSA’s historic ally