Senate committee says access to information people’s basic right
ISLAMABAD – The head of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Monday strongly defended before a Senate panel for lifting ban on YouTube before the parliamentary committee decided to move a resolution in the House as well as recommend the government for unblocking the popular content sharing site.
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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
(by Dr Mohammad Taqi) Mr Sharif has started an open-ended process without defining the brief he has given his committee, and what it means for those already affected by terrorism. Neither Mr Sharif nor his team apparently knows what their bottom line is
The history of talks between the Pakistani state and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and . . . → Read More: TTP is making nuclear Pakistan a joke
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
PLENTY, if it happens to be ‘Taliban Khan’. The wit who bestowed the nickname on Imran Khan probably had no idea how lethally accurate this label would prove to be. He may have intended to be ironic, but turned out to be prescient.
The TTP, in nominating the PTI chief to their negotiating team, recognised . . . → Read More: Taliban Khan: A lethally accurate label
When the whole nation was geared up to brace military action against the Taliban, to the surprise of many, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the National Assembly announced that his government would give peace yet another chanceby holding talks with the notorious insurgents.
If the decision of forming a four-member team to negotiate with the Taliban . . . → Read More: This is the era of democratization
On the morning of January 6th, Aitzaz Hasan lost his life while preventing a suicide bomber from entering his school. The only thing standing between the 2000 children enrolled in the local Government High School Ibrahimzai in Hangu and a suicide bomber sent to kill them was the courage of this teenager.
The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has . . . → Read More: A moment of silence? No, realization
By Akif Abbas
During his recent speech, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stunned everyone. His style and tone of addressing the masses at Garhi Khuda Bux turned the tide and changed the way many political experts used to think about him – such a performance from him was unexpected and refreshing for everyone.
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By Owen Bennett-Jones
Most Pakistanis have concluded that drones are illegal, cruel and counterproductive. And many in the west agree, seeing drones as Orwellian weapons that enable the US, UK and Israel (and presumably others will follow) to kill individuals at will, at no physical risk to drone operators and, crucially, . . . → Read More: Not all are against the use of drones