They say lightning never strikes the same place twice. But what we witnessed today was a re-run of the horrific terrorist attack on the Karachi Airport on Sunday. Airport Security Forces were targeted once again and the media, out of habit, showed live coverage. In the reckless pursuit of higher TRPs, national interests and common . . . → Read More: Déjà vu
By Phyllis Chesler
They are crossing the border illegally and violently displacing the indigenous population whose homes and possessions they either destroy or occupy. They are attacking the young, the elderly, and especially the girls and women, whom they kidnap, forcibly convert, or traffic into brothels. The locals are terrified of them. The police . . . → Read More: What the Western media does not show about extremist Hindus in India
In a globalized and interconnected world it was inevitable that terrorism would become globally interconnected and truly transnational. The fact that right from the start the US declared a ‘war’ on terror instead of treating terrorists as criminals and arresting and prosecuting them helped the terrorist networks to link up and establish lifelines for support . . . → Read More: Terrorism – Cutting the blood supply
The upper house of parliament on Monday directed government to submit today (Tuesday) a detailed report identifying lapses on part of the authorities that enabled terrorists to carry out the attack in a district court complex in the capital city. . . . → Read More: Senate seeks report on Monday court attack, Islamabad
LAHORE – An unprecedented cross-country intelligence operation is underway to comb out local and foreign elements who are playing or could play into the hands of terrorists, The Nation has learnt.
The mega operation is an important development in the efforts against terrorism. It is in fact the first major practical step being taken after the . . . → Read More: Are you Clean or Grey?
By Adnan Falak
Today, Pakistan is in the grip of such a band of idealists called apologists, who defend militancy, favouring appeasement to a just retribution towards those who don’t cower or hesitate while targeting the innocent.
. . . → Read More: Appeasement emboldens the evil
By Shemrez Nauman Afzal
Pakistan’s judges cannot effectively prosecute anti-terror cases and send terrorists to jail or the gallows with the existing archaic investigative and forensic research capabilities of Pakistan’s police – the fact that witnesses, policemen, and even judges can be killed by assassins and terrorists makes it difficult if not impossible to implement . . . → Read More: Why justice is not served in Pakistan
By Ahsan Waheed
An intelligence agency has detained atleast six members of al Qaeda’s suicide squad, their local handler, and two of their technical collaborators, nabbing a total of nine terrorists who were in the process of planning suicide bombings in Lahore. The operation was conducted by a premier intelligence agency whose agents . . . → Read More: Recent arrests shed light on the nexus between religious student groups and terrorist “sleeper cells”
By TARIQ KHOSA
IT is time to note the voice of anguish and desperation of senior police commanders.
“The more serious problem in Pakistan is that the terrorists and insurgents are getting aligned with all kinds of criminals. We are heading for a situation like Mexico where drug lords and street criminals are operating like a . . . → Read More: Security situation getting out of control
By Enum Naseer
“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” (Andy Warhol,1968)
Sikander lived the instant stardom dream 24 times over, occupying television screens all over Pakistan, feeding our fetish for all things bizarre and neurotic. Why we insisted on watching the antics of one gun-toting individual for a time span long enough to . . . → Read More: Sikander-i-azam kay azeem azaaim