Senate seeks report on Monday court attack, Islamabad

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

Are you Clean or Grey?

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?

Appeasement emboldens the evil

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.

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Why justice is not served in Pakistan

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

Recent arrests shed light on the nexus between religious student groups and terrorist “sleeper cells”

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”

Security situation getting out of control

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

Sikander-i-azam kay azeem azaaim

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

Sharjeel vows peace in Karachi

Sindh Minister of Information Sharjeel Inam Memon has said the government would ensure peace in Karachi at any cost. He said the people of the city wanted to live peacefully and [therefore] strict action had been initiated against the troublemakers. He expressed his commitment to spread love and cooperation and nullify all attempts to spread . . . → Read More: Sharjeel vows peace in Karachi

The ongoing struggle in Tirah Valley

By Sumera Khan

ISLAMABAD: “For me, Mustafa is everywhere, he never left us. Our 7-year-old daughter Rameen is proud of her father’s martyrdom,” says Sadia Mustafa, widow of Major Mustafa Sabir, who embraced martyrdom last week during clashes with militants in the Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency among other 23 military personnel. Rameen talks . . . → Read More: The ongoing struggle in Tirah Valley

Run forest Run. VOTE!

by Jahanzaib Haque

You’re rich, you’re privileged and high on democracy in an ultra-poor, ultra-conservative society!

Are you ready to vote in the urban badlands of ol’ Pakistan?

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