By Lawrence Wilkerson
Although it’s far removed from the public conscience,we ought to pay more attention at just what drone use portends.
Akbar Ahmed’s The Thistle and the Drone:How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam,should be required reading for American soldiers,citizens and,above all, . . . →Read More:US fails to understand drone abuse
By Nida Afaque
As elections draw near,the political climate within Pakistan has turned sober. Contesting parties are working industriously to widen their voter base,the Election Commission is overworked with verifying candidates’ credibility and the interim government is struggling to contain the country’s affairs until the next government is ready to take charge. But there . . . →Read More:Spearhead Analysis:Elections held hostage
The commission formed to probe the missing persons case has submitted its report in the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) Wednesday,Geo News reported.
According to the statistics in the report,24 cases were completed in Sindh while 100 are still pending.
. . . →Read More:SC receives missing persons report
Thirty-six people were killed and 87 injured in 16 incidents of political violence between March 16 and 22 across the country,compared with the preceding week when 43 were killed and 63 injured in 17 incidents,says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).
During the week under review,three political party workers were also . . . →Read More:FAFEN report says political violence claimed 36 lives
By Dr Akmal Hussain
As the tempestuous tenure of the present government ends,the political parties are readying themselves for elections. Yet,the morning after the exciting electoral contest the new government will be confronted,with a sobering array of challenges in the economic,security and diplomatic spheres. Let us identify the key issues involved in . . . →Read More:Post Election 2013
According to one of the more hard line analysts a fourth generation war—4GW—has been declared on Pakistan. The dots he connects to make the mosaic are—the insurgency in FATA,the lawlessness and violence in Baluchistan and Karachi,the insidious propaganda to defame and defang the military and intelligence institutions,the rapid economic decline and . . . →Read More:Tacstrat Analysis:The Invisible War
Twin road side blasts in upper Kurram tribal region on Wednesday wounded five civilians,officials told Dawn.com.
Tribesmen travelling on foot were hit by the improvised explosive devices (IED) planted on the roadside in Kurram tribal agency,said an official,adding that three of the people were injured in Spina Shaga area while two were . . . →Read More:IED bombs injure 5 in Kurram Agency
By Feisal H Naqvi
Two days after Malala Yousufzai was attacked by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP),Imran Khan went to the hospital in which she was being treated to show his concern regarding her condition. And yet, when asked a day earlier why he didn’t directly condemn the TTP,Mr Khan had responded as follows:
. . . →Read More:Chicken-hearted Imran Khan
THE PTI is set to go ahead with its rally to South Waziristan despite reservations from official quarters about safety and security,but the question must still be asked:is the PTI’s rally a good idea?
. . . →Read More:PTI’s march is a bad idea