Pakistan Air Force to get 110 JF-17s from China

What is the real annual production capacity of Pakistan’s military aircraft industry?

China will sell 110 JF-17s Thunder fighter jets to Pakistan, the Economic Times reported.

The Economic Times cites Radio Pakistan as a source, which announced that Beijing will deliver the first patch of 50 planes over the . . . → Read More: Pakistan Air Force to get 110 JF-17s from China

The innocent target

By Ahsan Waheed

There is very little doubt that the very talented Sabeen Mahmud became the unwitting pawn in a bigger game. Her brutal murder on a Karachi street right after she organized a seminar on ‘Unsilencing Baluchistan’ is a grim reminder that in the high stakes game of destabilizing Pakistan and maligning . . . → Read More: The innocent target

Paranoid Android

It is a misnomer to continuously beat up on the Pakistani state’s ever-evolving strategic fear of India, when clearly; it should not come as a surprise that the South Asian country’s security challenges do not protrude only from the east. Moreover, this has been wholly realized within not only the country’s intelligentsia and . . . → Read More: Paranoid Android

Mainstreaming paranoia

Mr. Haqqani’s paranoia knows no bounds. Once again, he is hypothesizing that Pakistan may use the nearly USD one billion worth of attack helicopters, missiles and other defense equipment in its fight against India instead of being used against terrorists. The rule is that you either tell all or stay quiet. Especially if . . . → Read More: Mainstreaming paranoia

The ugly man in USA

By Ghalib Sultan

A former political appointee Pakistani ambassador to the US has been resident in the US since 2012. He moved there after a court case investigated his possible connivance in a letter to the US asking them to make defanging the Pakistan military a condition for US support. At that time the term . . . → Read More: The ugly man in USA

Every Bakistanis job to defend Yemen

So much noise and yet so little knowledge. It’s rather amusing to see so many Pakistanis celebrating the Parliament’s resolution to remain neutral in the Yemen conflict. They are cheering Pakistan’s decision not to send its troops to fight on the side of the Saudis against the Houthi rebels.

However, most probably by the time . . . → Read More: Every Bakistanis job to defend Yemen

What happens in Mecca, stays in Mecca

While it seems that the ambiguity over the role Pakistan will play in the Yemen crisis is going nowhere any time soon, there are two questions that come to mind. When did it start? And more importantly, when will it end? Though I would like to think that only the Prime Minister would . . . → Read More: What happens in Mecca, stays in Mecca

Pak nuclear weapons dangerous, Indian safe

On April 6, 2015, The New York Times published an editorial titled Nuclear Fears in South Asia. The editorial portrayed Pakistan’s nuclear weapon capability as an ultra-sensitive concern for the global community; however, India’s mighty nuclear quest was exempted from this category, using its vibrant democratic system of governance as a justification.

I am still . . . → Read More: Pak nuclear weapons dangerous, Indian safe

Undermining Pak-India peace process

Pakistan is at a critical juncture in its fight against terrorism. After Peshawar attack, there is a new resolve in civil-military leadership to deal with this menace for long term peace and stability in the country. While Afghanistan has offered full cooperation to Pakistan in this war, there is another neighboring country that . . . → Read More: Undermining Pak-India peace process

Hey, I’m just asking questions

We are prisoners to our optimism, cultivated and nourished by a false sense of being in control. Deluded by hope of a better future, we are undeterred in the process of developing a simplistic narrative of reality. That even today, after hitting multiple lows of gloom and destruction, we are still oblivious to . . . → Read More: Hey, I’m just asking questions