The Political Economy of Intolerance in Pakistan

Intolerance in society – an individual with an intolerant mindset, or a community with values of intolerance and hatred – is the prime incubator for extremism, which manifests itself in the form of violent militancy and terrorism. Counter-terror policies are completely inadequate if they do not include the necessary social, political, educational and . . . → Read More: The Political Economy of Intolerance in Pakistan

Sheikh Hasina Gone Mad: Ruining Bangladesh’s image as a hub of international sports

By Corrupt Keeray PAKISTANPAL’S BLOG

The autocratic elected Prime Minister of Bangladesh has decreed that BanglaDeshi citizens will not wave the flag of any nationality except Bangladesh at sports events. This Quixotic gag flag order comes after the largely Bangladeshi crowd was seen waving Pakistan flags at the T20 cricket match when the Pakistani team was . . . → Read More: Sheikh Hasina Gone Mad: Ruining Bangladesh’s image as a hub of international sports

TTP’s latest ruse: “we will not impose Sharia by force”

By Corrupt Keeray PAKISTANPAL’S BLOG

As expected the Taliban have shown their true colors and intentions. By refusing to free Shahbaz Taseer and Gilani they have tacitly admitted that they kidnap Pakistan citizens or have them kidnapped through their proxies. This implies that they are fully involved in the extortion and armed . . . → Read More: TTP’s latest ruse: “we will not impose Sharia by force”

Hypocrisy, thy name is… us

Pakistan is an ideological state, a nation created in the name of religion and it is for this very reason that religion and politics are not separate from each other. Skillfully articulated by Iqbal, the spiritual father of the nation, “Judaa ho deen siasat se to reh jaati hay Changezi” (statecraft divorced from faith leads . . . → Read More: Hypocrisy, thy name is… us

Made In Pakistan drones being used in NWA

Pakistan is making extensive and precise use of its own indigenous drones in the current surgical strikes against the Taliban, security officials and experts confirmed on Tuesday.

A top official said ground intelligence, combined with accurate data by the Pakistani drones, had made it possible to take out the TTP targets in Tirah and Mir . . . → Read More: Made In Pakistan drones being used in NWA

#CrushTTP

Pakistan is trying to come out of the grip of terror and violence. Terror and violence that has destroyed its economy and internal security during the last ten to fifteen years. Some say that this terrorism started as a result of USA’s invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, some say it is because the USA . . . → Read More: #CrushTTP

Peace talks without peace

Tahrik-e-Taliban Pakistan – Terrorists not “Islamic warriors”… why is the Pakistan Government trying to talk peace with them?

Hurrah! Lets celebrate! Lets sing and dance with joy! Lets all sing in praise of our blessed leaders… for they have found a way to bring peace to our terrorism infected country…. yay! Pakistan is on . . . → Read More: Peace talks without peace

Pakistanis Must Decide!

The people of Pakistan must decide rationally on crucial issues facing the country… but time and again, we don’t!

The people of Pakistan are – notoriously – incapable (or unwilling) to prioritize, or make crucial decisions on, important issues of a national dimension: thus causing a fatal crisis of national identity to precipitate other national-level . . . → Read More: Pakistanis Must Decide!

The Nation’s Problems Unite: Muttahida Qaumi Movement ke Muttahida Qaumi Maslay-masaail!!

Despite years of establishment support, the MQM’s shenanigans and tantrums have transformed it into a nation-wide problem, further alienating from the national political mainstream – and it could end up becoming an aberration or political joke if it does not behave like a mature democratic institution

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Terrorists, Traitors and the Coward Maulvis

By Ghalib Sultan

So it has started to happen… we knew that one day it would happen. We used to think that it would take longer than this but I guess we were wrong. Like a giant skyscraper on fire which looks as if it will survive the intense heat of roaring flames engulfing it from . . . → Read More: Terrorists, Traitors and the Coward Maulvis