Afghanistan is lucky to have a neighbor like Pakistan

By Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

Former Afghan Intelligence Chief Amrullah Saleh wrote an opinion piece for Aljazeera in which he placed all blame for Afghan misery on Pakistan. He seems to be devoid of Afghan history and tradition. He forgot that Afghan’s don’t get tired telling the world that it is a graveyard of Empires. . . . → Read More: Afghanistan is lucky to have a neighbor like Pakistan

24th Nov 2014 – Foreign Policy updates

U.S. President Barack Obama accepted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation on Friday to be the guest of honor at India’s 66th Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2015 in New Delhi (WSJ,Reuters, NDTV). Modi — @narendramodi — tweeted: “This Republic Day, we hope to have a friend over… invited President Obama to be the . . . → Read More: 24th Nov 2014 – Foreign Policy updates

Defeat of another super power in Afghanistan

In the 19th century, Great Game was played between Russia and Great Britain in the regions of Central Asia and Afghanistan. Durand Line was demarcated in 1893 during Abdur Rahman’s rule and Afghanistan was created as a second buffer State between the two competing powers. Afghanistan was ruled by King M. Zahir Shah from 1933 . . . → Read More: Defeat of another super power in Afghanistan

The impracticalities of an “Islamic Army” in Gaza

With Gaza entering its second week of the Israeli operation “Protective Edge”- the third of its kind in three years- worldwide protests in support of the Gazans have erupted calling for Israel to halt the operation immediately. Netanyahu in his increasingly childish ways, adamant on the stance that Israel has the right to defend herself, . . . → Read More: The impracticalities of an “Islamic Army” in Gaza

Out of Afghanistan by 2014 – Cartoons

THE PUZZLE

By Azmaish Ka-waqt

The Pieces of the Puzzle

Renewed interest by Scotland Yard in the Imran Farooq murder in London The unconditional and abject apology by the MQM before the Supreme Court of Pakistan The Qadri intervention MQM’s prompt and total support of the Qadri intervention. Surge in US Drone attacks with TTP being . . . → Read More: THE PUZZLE

Karachi calling

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

Dealing with Burma: Reality versus Rumor

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

STORM IN A TEA CUP?

The elected President of Pakistan had a cardiac episode and decided to go to Dubai for treatment. Perhaps he knew a doctor there or maybe he felt more secure or maybe he thought that if required he could go to London from there. His last cardiac check up was in London in September. Whatever the . . . → Read More: STORM IN A TEA CUP?

24 Pakistani Soldiers Martyred By NATO / ISAF Forces

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD NATO helicopters and fighter aircraft attacked two Pakistani military checkpoints along Afghan border in a pre-dawn attack on Saturday, killing up to 26 troops and prompting Pakistan to shut vital supplies to NATO/ISAF troops, besides lodging strong protests with the US and NATO authorities.

 A major and a captain were among the martyred troops . . . → Read More: 24 Pakistani Soldiers Martyred By NATO / ISAF Forces