Lawyer belonging to minority Shia sect shot dead in Karachi

A senior lawyer from the minority Shia sect who was also a counsel for several activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was shot dead in Karachi’s Korangi No 1 1/2 area on Wednesday.

Two motorcycle-riding gunmen intercepted Advocate Ali Hasnain Bukhari’s vehicle in Korangi as he left his residence for work. The assailants shot . . . → Read More: Lawyer belonging to minority Shia sect shot dead in Karachi

When Netanyahu’s options run out

Benjamin Netanyahu believes he has just one job, and that is to stop Iran from getting hold of nuclear weapons. He might argue that this description of his mission as Israel’s prime minister is too limiting, though such an argument would not be particularly credible. Israel’s very existence, he has argued, consistently, and at times . . . → Read More: When Netanyahu’s options run out

Charlie Hebdo doing more well now than ever

First it was 1 million copies. Then it was 3 million. Then 5 million. Now the publisher of Charlie Hebdo says it is printing a total of 7 million copies of the once-obscure French satirical magazine.

The new total reflects extraordinary demand for what has become known as the magazine’s “survivors issue.” It was produced . . . → Read More: Charlie Hebdo doing more well now than ever

Rabbi shot in Jerusalem increases clashes

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has condemned the Israeli closure of the al-Aqsa mosque compound as a “declaration of war”, while clashes raged in east Jerusalem after Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian man suspected of shooting and wounding a far-right rabbi.

Israel temporarily shutdown the flashpoint religious shrine on Thursday in what police called a . . . → Read More: Rabbi shot in Jerusalem increases clashes

Are Indian Muslims different

ON SEPTEMBER 3RD Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda’s chief, released a video message in which he promised to “raise the flag of jihad” across South Asia. Many analysts responded with little more than a shrug. The extremist group looks increasingly desperate. Since Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011, al-Qaeda’s impact has been limited. It . . . → Read More: Are Indian Muslims different

Taliban key commander captured by Pakistan army

A key Taliban commander involved in an attack on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been arrested by the security forces in Pakistan’s troubled tribal region of North Waziristan, sources said on Wednesday.

Adnan Rashid was nabbed from South Waziritan in injured condition after he escaped from a cordon off area of North Waziristan where . . . → Read More: Taliban key commander captured by Pakistan army

9th day of Operation Zarb-e-Azb

In three days, more than forty percent of North Waziristan was cleared of militants, and up till now, more than 200 terrorists have been killed in military operations led by airstrikes from PAF fighter jets

After years and years of clamoring and urging, the Pakistan Army finally – and officially – launched a full-fledged military . . . → Read More: 9th day of Operation Zarb-e-Azb

Zarb-e-Azb: The only option

Pre 9/11 the terrorist activities were not politically motivated but were funded by foreign powers so that Pakistan would be internally weakened enough to give up its support and demand for Kashmir and would not extend any support to Afghan Mujahideen who were fighting Soviet Union in Afghanistan. But at that time the . . . → Read More: Zarb-e-Azb: The only option

Living with fear

There is a story that says that if a frog is thrown into boiling water, it will immediately jump out, but put Freddy Frog in cold water and slowly heat him up, he will not smell a rat and slowly be cooked alive. The tale is used as a metaphor for the inability . . . → Read More: Living with fear

Mir’s allegation do not reflect Geo’s stance: Management

The management of the Jang and Geo News group on Sunday distanced itself from the allegations levelled against the ISI with its anchors claiming that the Mir brother’s allegations did not reflect the media outfit’s stance on the issue.

Soon after the attack on Mir, most media houses had aired allegations against the ISI and . . . → Read More: Mir’s allegation do not reflect Geo’s stance: Management