Pakistan fights back

By Mina Sohail

Intense public outrage is forcing the government to step up its fight against terrorism.

Mohammad Hilal, 16, lies motionless on his bed in the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar. He is one of the survivors of the December 16 massacre at the Army Public School, which left 145 dead, including 132 children. . . . → Read More: Pakistan fights back

New information on Peshawar school attack

An initial investigative report of Peshawar School Attack has been released by Peshawar Police and Anti Terrorism squad which says that 11 terrorists attacked at Army Public School, and four out of these managed to escape.

According to the reports, seven terrorists stormed in APS building where as rest of the four managed to escape . . . → Read More: New information on Peshawar school attack

Eliminating the beasts amongst us

HISTORY tells us that it is not the majority but a resolute minority that brings change. Those pained by the existence of bigotry and violence in Pakistan often argue that it is a fanatical intolerant minority that is holding our country hostage, which otherwise comprises rational, tolerant and amiable people. Has the Peshawar catastrophe given . . . → Read More: Eliminating the beasts amongst us

Pakistan Army – Our last hope

As I write this piece . I write this with a heavy heart that today as a Pakistani. My belief in the current political set up has been reduced to almost Zero. They continue fighting each other on seats, ministries , rigging, money , power and the post of Prime Minister Ship. What they are . . . → Read More: Pakistan Army – Our last hope

Afghanistan is lucky to have a neighbor like Pakistan

By Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

Former Afghan Intelligence Chief Amrullah Saleh wrote an opinion piece for Aljazeera in which he placed all blame for Afghan misery on Pakistan. He seems to be devoid of Afghan history and tradition. He forgot that Afghan’s don’t get tired telling the world that it is a graveyard of Empires. . . . → Read More: Afghanistan is lucky to have a neighbor like Pakistan

Russia disappointed with Modi’s new foreign policy

This would go down as one of the worst strategic and diplomatic failures of India in recent times. Russia has stepped up its rapprochement with India’s arch-rival Pakistan just as India is getting closer to the United States.

The unthinkable happened on 20 November when Russia– India’s tried and trusted friend, ally and strategic partner . . . → Read More: Russia disappointed with Modi’s new foreign policy

China takes control of Gwadar Sea Port Pakistan

PAKISTAN is building a port at the south-western city of Gwadar on the mouth of the oil rich Persian Gulf. It provides an economical route for the flow of Central Asia’s natural resources to the world with easy access to the growing consumer markets of Asia. Gwadar facility is a hub port that will contribute . . . → Read More: China takes control of Gwadar Sea Port Pakistan

The restructuring of Muslim-majority states

The Middle East, once united under the bipolar slogan of ‘Islam versus Israel,’ is now facing internal fractures of faith. Islam no longer binds; it is making Muslims kill Muslims. And Muslims are intellectually ill-equipped to even understand what is happening to them. Any criticism of their mind is taken as criticism of Islam, which . . . → Read More: The restructuring of Muslim-majority states

USA’s lost wars

“Lord of our far-flung battle-line, Beneath whose awful Hand we hold Dominion over palm and pine— Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget—lest we forget!

Far-called, our navies melt away; On dune and headland sinks the fire: Lo, all our pomp of yesterday Is one with Nineveh and Tyre! Judge of . . . → Read More: USA’s lost wars

Is Ashraf Ghani speeding ahead on a bumpy road?

(By AZAM AHMED) KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s new president, Ashraf Ghani, is a man in a hurry to break from his predecessor’s governing style. Best not make him late.

He drove the point home this month when he started a meeting without the prominent and widely . . . → Read More: Is Ashraf Ghani speeding ahead on a bumpy road?