LAHORE - An unprecedented cross-country intelligence operation is underway to comb out local and foreign elements who are playing or could play into the hands of terrorists, The Nation has learnt.
The mega operation is an important development in the efforts against terrorism. It is in fact the first major practical step being taken after the . . . → Read More: Are you Clean or Grey?
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan is a great blessing with a bright future. The government is determined to root out extremism and terrorism and solve other problems.
Sartaj Aziz, an enthusiast of the Pakistan Movement and Adviser to the Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs and National Security, said this while expressing his views in an exclusive interview with . . . → Read More: Pakistan is on the right track
By Rasul Bakhsh Rais
The burning of Ziarat Residency, a national heritage and symbol of honour for many of us, which was the last place where the founder of the country rested before death, came as a big shock. For those who understand the character of the several streams of violent groups, some of which are . . . → Read More: Questioning the problem of national heritage
Urban violence has become a permanent affliction in Karachi. Anyone explaining the roots of this violence to you would say ‘it’s complicated’ – and that is indeed an accurate summary of the bloodshed that erupts across the city in random spurts. The plague of violence in Pakistan’s biggest city and commercial hub is multifaceted. From . . . → Read More: Karachi calling
July 12th: According to ‘some’ international news agencies: 500 villages torched, thousands killed by Buddhist mobs and the Burmese army.
July 16th: The photos, all the evidence is out!
July 17th: Somehow all of that makes Pakistanis are unpatriotic for not staying in the country.
July 19th: Google images prove the photos were a . . . → Read More: Dealing with Burma: Reality versus Rumor
With the story going through so many changes so quickly, the truth about Dr Afridi’s case is cloudier than ever. One thing is clear, though – Dr Afridi did engage in one indefensible act: Using a critical healthcare programme as cover for his activities. Unfortunately, in expressing concern about Afridi’s willingness to risk the credibility . . . → Read More: Dr. Afridi delivers another blow to polio eradication in Pakistan
By Zoon Ahmad Khan
For the most part Americans and the World believe Pakistan has fallen no short of treacherous in the ‘War on terror’ that started eleven years ago. Islamabad’s so-called ‘shady tactics’ have given her biggest ally cold feet, time and again. With aid cuts and unilateral attacks Washington has been able to . . . → Read More: Tacstrat: What double-game?
Amidst chaos once more; this time the people are better prepared, but perhaps only mentally. It seems like the Pakistani Society (especially the youth) has acclimatized at a miraculous pace. Be it bomb blasts, suicide attacks, open fire on civilians, floods, earthquakes, dengue; we can know it all and still strut down the sidewalks with our . . . → Read More: Are We a Nation in Denial?
Some years ago a patriotic Parsi Pakistani was kidnapped from Quetta. He was a businessman, a taxpayer, former MPA and very well connected. The ransom demanded was Rupees One Billion. He was never recovered and died in captivity. Some months ago his wife was kidnapped and in spite of a heavy ransom having been . . . → Read More: The Pakistan Scene