HE’S LOST 819 OF HIS PARTY COLLEAGUES TO TERRORISM,AND SURVIVED AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT IN 2008. WE RECENTLY SPOKE WITH ASFANDYAR WALI KHAN,CHIEF OF THE TALIBAN-THREATENED AWAMI NATIONAL PARTY,WHICH GOVERNED KHYBER-PAKHTUNKHWA PROVINCE UNTIL MARCH,ABOUT SATURDAY’S ELECTIONS AND MORE. EXCERPTS:
The ANP has been mercilessly attacked by the Taliban in the run-up to . . . →Read More:ASFANDYAR WALI KHAN –till the last man standing
By Imtiaz Alam
Quetta gives an illusion of electioneering that is shattered as you cross over to the troubled Baloch belt. Privileged are the Pakhtun groups of the JUI-F,who are running a brisk campaign. But Pakhtun nationalist leader Mehmood Khan Achakzai has been asked to stay out of harm’s way. Even the JUI-F had . . . →Read More:Baloch belt is where the illusion of electioneering shatters
Top spy agencies told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that Pakistan has lost 49,000 lives since the apocalyptic attacks on World Trade Center and Pentagon in the United States on September 11,2001. Interestingly,government agencies had put the fatality figure at 40,000 in earlier reports.
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By Dr Akmal Hussain
As the tempestuous tenure of the present government ends,the political parties are readying themselves for elections. Yet,the morning after the exciting electoral contest the new government will be confronted,with a sobering array of challenges in the economic,security and diplomatic spheres. Let us identify the key issues involved in . . . →Read More:Post Election 2013
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
Over a thousand Shia Muslims of Lahore ended on Monday a nearly two-day peaceful sit-in after Islamabad gave in to demands for protection by the Hazara Shias by sacking the provincial government led by Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani.
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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