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

Pakistan giving Australia jitters

Australian cricketers have always looked upon their Pakistani equivalents with a combination of admiration, fascination and the occasional bout of exasperation. How can a single cricket nation possess so much talent? How can it survive so many dramas both internal and external? And how can it look to be about to dominate one moment before . . . → Read More: Pakistan giving Australia jitters

Politics gone bad

Our politicians tirelessly give sermons on democracy, lecturing us, their hapless subjects, on how democracy has flourished in Western countries, bringing with it peace and economic stability for citizens. However, they purposefully forget to mention that these countries have an overarching culture of democracy — not one limited to a ritual of vote-casting, robotically revisited . . . → Read More: Politics gone bad

Organiser a mouthpiece of Indian RSS makes huge blunder

(By AKSHAY DESHMANE) The shoe was on the other foot for RSS after it came to light that its mouthpiece, Organiser, in its latest issue, printed a map of South Asia depicting large parts of Jammu and Kashmir as part of Pakistan.

The Sangh has been at the forefront of protests when foreign publications print . . . → Read More: Organiser a mouthpiece of Indian RSS makes huge blunder