PAKISTAN HAS NO ENEMIES

By Ahsan Waheed

As of now Pakistan has no enemies. Even those who hate us and want to do us in are not really our enemies. Take India for example—basking in the glow of its many achievements it is gloating as Pakistan stews in its own juices. All it has to do is wait for . . . → Read More: PAKISTAN HAS NO ENEMIES

“Rule of the Danda” in Pakistan

By Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

AS Pakistan’s love-hate relationship with the mythical ‘rule of law’ unfolds, the very real rule of the danda continues to manifest itself in virtually every little nook and cranny of society, unnamed if not unnoticed.

Every thana and katcheri in this country — the very institutions that purport to . . . → Read More: “Rule of the Danda” in Pakistan

Human Rights – Obamanized

Congress, President ‘incapable of common sense judgment’, ‘helping terrorists’

In a “beyond disappointing” decision by President Barack Obama in terms of violating human rights, the White House officially announced today that instead of vetoing the highly-disputed defense authorization as urged to do, the president will sign the bill that codifies martial law. The authors removed language restricting the Obama . . . → Read More: Human Rights – Obamanized

Fight with ideas, guns aren’t working

Fatalism is a Pakistani characteristic. Allah maalik, God decides, is a popular refrain, particularly amongst the poor when confronted with the reality of life, and Inshallah — if God wills it — rolls off all our tongues with the greatest ease and with a sense of piety we pass the buck to God. If He wills it, we . . . → Read More: Fight with ideas, guns aren’t working

Forget Governance: Pakistan’s civilian politicians know nothing about security and sovereignty

But still, they are what the people of Pakistan voted for… well, 56% of them anyway – the rest were bogus votes.

Hurray for the parliament! Hurray for Pakistan’s democracy! The Army has finally been cowed down! The ISI has its tail between its legs, and its DG has surrendered! Hurray for Pakistan! Oh . . . → Read More: Forget Governance: Pakistan’s civilian politicians know nothing about security and sovereignty