(By BAQIR SAJJAD SYED) In a path-breaking deal Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Afghan intelligence outfit National Directorate of Security (NDS) have signed an accord for cooperation, which is aimed at bolstering fight against terrorism.
The first-of-its-kind deal between the two intelligence agencies followed a landmark visit by Prime Minister Nawaz . . . → Read More: Afgan Intelligence and ISI to work together to eliminate terrorism
As the recent arrest of Mohammed Anwar in relation to money laundering shows, there is little sign of the pressure on the MQM letting up. And money laundering is just one of the issues the party has to worry about. The Pakistani authorities are more interested in the question of whether Altaf Hussain is using . . . → Read More: Dealing with MQM in UK
(By Bruce Riedel) Saudi Arabia continues to press Pakistan to provide tangible support for its war in Yemen. Most Pakistanis are pushing back and criticizing the kingdom and its gulf allies in unprecedented candor.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his senior army leadership traveled to Saudi Arabia last week for another consultation on Riyadh’s . . . → Read More: Is Pakistan changing directions
(By Mehr Tarar) The fear may have its roots in real pain but the exaggerated mistrust supersedes it today. As the scars and memories of that horrific day weigh heavily on the minds of most Indians even after six years, the narrative of how-to-look-at-the-“enemy” is reshaped from there. November 26, 2008 delineated the bloodied . . . → Read More: Blaming Pakistan not a solution
“This 9/11 data dump is so radioactive the US Government will likely collapse. The world will never be the same when nations everywhere see this report!” – Veteran 9/11 Investigator
State of the Nation
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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
After being criticised by all and sundry over his demand for inclusion of Inter-Services Intelligence and Military Intelligence men in the judicial probe of alleged rigging in 2013 election by PTI chief Imran Khan, the beleaguered PTI now claims that the Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has offered Imran Khan the inclusion of . . . → Read More: Should PTI be maligning Gen Raheel in the rigging probe muddle
By Vinod Sharma
One has got to admire Pakistan. Is there any other example in history where a small nation has simultaneously taken on two much bigger countries, one a super power and the other deluding itself into believing that it is going to become one along its present trajectory, for such a . . . → Read More: ISI – India’s worst nightmare
Sometimes one wishes one were wrong — such as when I had assessed in late May that the advisors of the newly-elected prime minister Narendra Modi sold to him a “bizarre and high-risk idea”, packaged as “bold initiative”, when they prevailed upon him to invite Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend his . . . → Read More: Does Modi actually have a Pakistan policy
By Fatima Rizvi
In todays interconnected world no country is alone because the media makes sure that everything is splashed across in headlines and breaking news breaks. One just has to take the time to survey the world. Right now the Somali terrorist group Al Shabab is carrying out bombings in Somalia and Kenya. Sudan . . . → Read More: Now it’s Pakistan’s war