Pakistan’s political stability

Ever since the PML (N) government came into being it has operated against the backdrop of questions on the state of civil-military relations. This is nothing new but in the past there were situations that could and did lead to military interventions followed by prolonged military backed and dominated governments. This time after . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s political stability

Malik Siraj Akbar – Terrorist Poodle

Of late a Mr. Malik Siraj Akbar is proving to be quite the jack in the box; popping up right on time with an eager-to-influence-the-narrative blog post when PAK-US relations experience an upward trend.

His recent blog post for the Huffington Post can only be described as pure . . . → Read More: Malik Siraj Akbar – Terrorist Poodle

The absurdness unlimited

Mr Dhruva Jaishankar’s article — The Definition of Insanity is US Af-Pak Strategy — is perfectly in line with the current anti-Pakistan insanity sweeping India. What is amazing is that Foreign Policy published it. Mr Jaishankar starts by quoting Donald Trump when he calls US leaders stupid and losers. He links this to the top . . . → Read More: The absurdness unlimited

How many of us are there anyway

Every sensible parent knows that the timely and frequent measurements of their newborn’s height and weight is essential for the child’s mental and physical development. A national Census is no different.

Conducted at regular intervals, a census allows governments, businesses, and others to take stock of the socio-economic health of the nation.

Without Census data, . . . → Read More: How many of us are there anyway

Indian army lacks capability to fight

India has more of tanks, guns, aircraft and ships than Pakistan. But more assets don’t always translate into victory. Pakistan, at the strategic level, scores heavily over India in terms of war control, command and coordination

Given the acrimonious relations between India and Pakistan, and the regular accusations and counter-accusations by both sides, foreign analysts . . . → Read More: Indian army lacks capability to fight

Zarb-e-Azb: the Final Solution?

(By Sachchal Ahmad) Pakistan’s ongoing military operation in North Waziristan, a stronghold of Al Qai’da and Islamist militants, is nearing its end. However, as the Pakistan Army races towards declaring this mission complete, a number of issues of immediate consequence to Pakistan, the region, and the United States remain unaddressed. To succeed in the long . . . → Read More: Zarb-e-Azb: the Final Solution?

After his distasteful outburst, Zardari needs to beg for forgiveness

IT is now dawning upon the PPP that its leader Asif Ali Zardari erred and erred badly by pointing his guns towards Pakistan Army but the party seems to be not ready to acknowledge this publicly. Instead of confessing the guilt, it is resorting to finding refuge behind lame excuses, which nobody is willing to . . . → Read More: After his distasteful outburst, Zardari needs to beg for forgiveness

India should give peace a chance

The escalation A few months back India and Pakistan seemed ready for dialogue. Today they are sabre-rattling. Diplomatic engagements are badly affected. Both countries have become stingy in granting visas. PM Narendra Modi raked up the 1971 war; Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has threatened to attack Pakistan. Pakistan Army and government have responded in the . . . → Read More: India should give peace a chance

Pakistan’s four C-130 planes land in Nepal for relief operations

Four Pakistan Air Force (PAF) aircraft carrying rescue and relief assistance, including a 30-bed mobile hospital, for Nepal left for the earthquake-devastated country Nepal on Sunday.

Two C-130 aircrafts have landed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and two more are expected to reach Kathmandu on April 27.

In line with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s four C-130 planes land in Nepal for relief operations

The paranoia of military takeover

There is an increased hysteria among certain ‘experts’ pertaining to a military takeover in Pakistan. This frenzy can be attributed to their conflicting preconceived notions about the institution and its rising public support. In a recent article, one particular analyst known for her anti-military slant stressed how the failure of civilian government is actually a . . . → Read More: The paranoia of military takeover