Is Saudi Arabia an ISIS twin

Black Daesh, white Daesh. The former slits throats, kills, stones, cuts off hands, destroys humanity’s common heritage and despises archaeology, women and non-Muslims. The latter is better dressed and neater but does the same things. The Islamic State; Saudi Arabia. In its struggle against terrorism, the West wages war on one, but shakes hands with . . . → Read More: Is Saudi Arabia an ISIS twin



This year has seen an unprecedented number of articles, appearing in various publications regarding Pakistan’s nuclear policy. All of them have a common theme. Why Pakistan needs them, if it’s necessary, and if it has the ability to keep its nuclear arsenal safe. The tone of the articles varies, . . . → Read More: Checkmate

Countering Pakistan’s internal issues

Pakistan is inflicted with large numbers of diseases and some of the reasons for these afflictions are leadership crisis, feudalism, weak governance, financial mismanagement, rampant corruption and crime, weak judicial system, lack of accountability, non-adherence to rule of law, political polarization, tense civil-military relations, provincialism, lack of nationalism and above all India’s meddlesome role which . . . → Read More: Countering Pakistan’s internal issues

Republicans hate against Muslims

The Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is drawing criticism over the bigoted comments he has been making recently about Muslims. It is well deserved, and is not a matter of “P.C. culture,” as Mr. Carson has claimed. Nor does Mr. Carson represent some minor fringe element in the Republican Party.

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Christine Fair’s tilted discourse

It seems that propaganda against Pakistan has become pastime activity with so called intellectuals of the US who know very little about actual conditions in Pakistan and are bent upon making Pak-US engagement impossible. C. Christine Fair, well known for her Pakistan bashing, came up with yet another anti-Pakistan write-up titled “Groundhog Day in US-Pakistan . . . → Read More: Christine Fair’s tilted discourse

Words can kill

WORDS can kill as surely as bullets. Ask those mourning the death of Luqman Ahmed Shahzad, an Ahmadi gunned down a few days ago, just how deadly words can be.

The victim was murdered five days after a Geo TV religious broadcast in which Owaisi, a cleric invited by the popular host, Amir Liaquat, pronounced . . . → Read More: Words can kill

Narrative that can defeat terrorists

The closer you want to get to eradicating the menace of terrorism, the bigger this menace seems to get.

For the past week, following the attack in Peshawar, our leaders, both in Khaki and Mufti, have deliberated and deliberated. But this piece is not about them and the solutions they might come up with. It . . . → Read More: Narrative that can defeat terrorists

Pakistan’s leadership – Time to wake up

(BY ARSLA JAWAID) In what has now been termed Pakistan’s deadliest civilian attack, six members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) stormed the Army Public School and College on Warsak Road in Peshawar on Dec. 16, leaving 141 dead, including 132 schoolchildren, most between the ages of 16 and 17, and many of whom were the children . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s leadership – Time to wake up

The truth about Americans

It’s comforting for those whose actions are not aligned with their stated values to believe that what one does in real life is not what ultimately defines who one really is. It’s nice to think who we are is determined not by the things we did the day before, but by the stated ideals we . . . → Read More: The truth about Americans

It was bound to happen

(By ARIF NIZAMI) The much-talked about and feared ‘blowback’ is here. First, there was the suicide blast at Wagah that killed at least 60 innocent citizens last Sunday, and then the very next day a young Christian couple was lynched by a frenzied mob over alleged blasphemy in Kasur.

Our security apparatus had feared a . . . → Read More: It was bound to happen