Racial killings in America

IN Charleston, South Carolina, last Wednesday, Dylann Roof spent an hour in a Bible study class with a dozen or so parishioners before declaring, “You rape our women and you’re taking over our country, and you have to go.”

He took out his gun and murdered nine people, reportedly reloading his weapon five times. When . . . → Read More: Racial killings in America

RAW activities in Pakistan

In an article titled ‘Why Does Pakistan Accuse Indian Spies of Terrorism’ Mr Michael Kugelman of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC comes out strongly in support of India’s intelligence agency RAW and blames Pakistan’s military for the whole business of blaming a fresh smelling rose like RAW for foul and rotten . . . → Read More: RAW activities in Pakistan

PPP banking on Bilawal

A monumental task

Leaving aside the debate whether it is democratic to have leaders at the helm of political parties that are placed there because of the surname they carry, Bilawal is reportedly back within the party fold. Where does Bilawal go from here?

It is well known that there exists an in-party divide. . . . → Read More: PPP banking on Bilawal

Distinguishing between terrorism and extremism

Saad Aziz’s confession with regards to his involvement in perhaps the most high profile target killing incidents (Safoora chowk massacre and Sabeen Mehmood’s murder) in recent times seemed like a convenient all-in-one package that helped the state seal the controversial cases. Speculating the odd timing and circumstances behind the confession is a rather . . . → Read More: Distinguishing between terrorism and extremism

The connection between ISIS and US-led coalition

(By Sharmine Narwani) It’s been a bad time for foes of ISIS. Islamic State scored a neat hat-trick by invading strategic Ramadi in Iraq’s mainly Sunni Anbar province, occupying Syria’s historic gem Palmyra, and taking over Al-Tanf, the last remaining border crossing with Iraq.

The multinational, American-led ‘Coalition’ launched last August to thwart Islamic State’s . . . → Read More: The connection between ISIS and US-led coalition

The sleep must end now

Thomas R. Pickering Working Group Chair The Century Foundation Press • New York

The Report of The Century Foundation International Working Group on Pakistan

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Karachi Bus Massacre

Six men armed with 9mm pistols dressed in police or security guard uniforms riding three motorcycles stopped a bus loaded with men and women of the Ismaili community in broad daylight on a busy Karachi street. They boarded the bus and killed 43 at close range and in cold blood. The Chief Minister . . . → Read More: Karachi Bus Massacre

Christine Fair’s tilted discourse

It seems that propaganda against Pakistan has become pastime activity with so called intellectuals of the US who know very little about actual conditions in Pakistan and are bent upon making Pak-US engagement impossible. C. Christine Fair, well known for her Pakistan bashing, came up with yet another anti-Pakistan write-up titled “Groundhog Day in US-Pakistan . . . → Read More: Christine Fair’s tilted discourse

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

Why US drone policy is counter productive

WHEN THE Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its “torture report” in December 2014, it reignited the battle over the George W. Bush administration’s conduct of the “war on terror.” Unfortunately, the interrogation program was not an anomaly in its lack of transparency. A similar problem exists with the U.S. drone program—which, after . . . → Read More: Why US drone policy is counter productive