A failure from all sides

There are moments in life when everything loses its meaning and words become shallow. Today is that day when over 130 children, in a Peshawar school, were sacrificed for the political agenda of terrorists. It is not failure of just the state or intelligence agencies it is failure of all of us as . . . → Read More: A failure from all sides

Militants on the retreat as Karachi Operation picks pace

The on-going offensive by Karachi’s security forces is crippling militant and criminal networks, security officials say, citing various successes.

Security officials have arrested thousands of suspects and killed dozens of militants since the September 5 launch of the operation, Karachi Police Chief Shahid Hayat told Central Asia Online.

. . . → Read More: Militants on the retreat as Karachi Operation picks pace

Gang involved in Shahzeb Bhatti murder arrested

Police have arrested an eight-member gang of criminal for involvement in many cases of terrorism and former federal minister Shahbaz Bahtti’s murder in Islamabad.

The capital city’s police took immediate action over secret tips from secret agencies and launched raids in different areas of Islamabad.

. . . → Read More: Gang involved in Shahzeb Bhatti murder arrested

Security situation getting out of control

By TARIQ KHOSA

IT is time to note the voice of anguish and desperation of senior police commanders.

“The more serious problem in Pakistan is that the terrorists and insurgents are getting aligned with all kinds of criminals. We are heading for a situation like Mexico where drug lords and street criminals are operating like a . . . → Read More: Security situation getting out of control

BREAKING NEWS

Several interesting developments seem to be taking place as the post election scenario moves to the swearing in of the new federal and provincial governments. The electronic and print media is going bananas reporting the kaleidoscope of events as they unfold. It would be instructive to review some of the more significant stories.

It seems . . . → Read More: BREAKING NEWS

The boy who cried wolf

The announcement for the annulment of assemblies on March 16th was a wakeup call for political parties all across Pakistan. The clock is ticking and the time to make changes, stir up electoral issues and leave a lasting impression on voters in now here. It is thus quite remarkable how projects like the Metro . . . → Read More: The boy who cried wolf

What Should We Do?

I am a Pakistani — born here, educated here and after working all over the world living here in Pakistan. I pay taxes — on all my income and my assets. In my home there is no gas, power only for three or four hours out of twenty four and the water supply is frequently disrupted. The . . . → Read More: What Should We Do?

Spoilt rotten: Sayeen tau Sayeen, Sayeen ki beti bhe Sayeen

Sayeen tau Sayeen, Sayeen ki beti bhe Sayeen

After 64 years of independence, the majority of Pakistanis are still living under the weight of oppression and inequality. A traffic violation, robbery or even a murder case is hardly different in the eyes of the law. In Pakistan, the discerning factor is the status of the plaintiff or the defense, not the severity of the . . . → Read More: Spoilt rotten: Sayeen tau Sayeen, Sayeen ki beti bhe Sayeen

9 PML-N activists booked for causing damage in protests last Friday

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is unhappy that cases have been lodged against its activists who protested against the anti-Islam film on Friday, when mobs ransacked banks and cinemas in downtown Karachi.

. . . → Read More: 9 PML-N activists booked for causing damage in protests last Friday

President Zardari urges for targeted action to resolve Karachi’s lawlessness

KARACHI: President Asif Ali Zardari ordered indiscriminate targeted action against criminals on Monday and said that the menace of lawlessness and target killings in Karachi could be eradicated only if the PPP, MQM and ANP joined hands.

. . . → Read More: President Zardari urges for targeted action to resolve Karachi’s lawlessness