Shooting in the dark

What do you do if you think you are being threatened? You have to be clear on the exact nature of the threat and how it has been delivered. Did you get a call? Was it given in a one on one meeting? Were there witnesses? Have you received something in writing or via email? Was . . . → Read More: Shooting in the dark

Mouths louder than gun shots!

Karachi’s shooters targeted a prominent journalist and were promptly let off the hook by a segment of the media that immediately began making wild unfounded allegations about ISI (Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence Agency) being behind the attack.

The actual attackers and those who launched them must be laughing themselves silly because no one was really . . . → Read More: Mouths louder than gun shots!

Carlotta Gall: Motivated by personal grudges

Carlotta Gall’s piece in the New York Times has caused a firestorm in the media and government circles and given the Pakistani state very bitter pills to swallow. Yet the allegations and assertions she raises, articulately wrapped in personal anecdotes, are nothing new. Analysts and journalists from across the spectrum have been obsessed with making . . . → Read More: Carlotta Gall: Motivated by personal grudges

Government wants Blackwater agents identified

The Pakistani government has given a one-week deadline to the country’s intelligence services to identify and apprehend members of the notorious American security firm Blackwater (currently known as Xe Services LLC) in Pakistan.

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By Ahsan Waheed

In today’s environment of hypocrisy, backstabbing, snooping and state sponsored secret surveillance and destabilization you have to be paranoid. In fact paranoia may be good as a policy considering the blatant exploitation of our vulnerabilities. From this angle one must carefully examine seemingly disconnected events that collectively have a negative effect on . . . → Read More: STRANGE COINCIDENCES

Kashmiris extremely upset by Indian Speech at UN

The chairman of Pakistan’s largest pro-Kashmir lobbying group criticized the speech delivered by Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh at the United Nations and took ‘exception’ to Indian foreign minister’s interview to Voice of America radio service where the Indian diplomat tried to link Kashmiri resistance against Indian occupation to Pakistani intelligence service the ISI.

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Is Pakistan a negotiated state?

By Hamza Mannan

When Anatol Lieven, Chair of International Relations and Terrorism Studies at King’s College London, was mulling over a title for his most recent work, he initially floated the idea to his publisher of calling the book, Pakistan: A Negotiated State. He later explained that if he has found any axiom
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Afridi: whistleblower or traitor?

Shakil Afridi once again makes headlines with even more controversial statements. The doctor who headed a fake polio vaccination program was responsible for disclosing the hiding location of OBL to the US forces. The entire incident was a great source of embarrassment for the Pakistani government and especially the army. Rumors about  ISI’s involvement with . . . → Read More: Afridi: whistleblower or traitor?