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
When penned down,opinions become narratives. Narratives palatable to the heavier end of the scales of power tend to become history. And when history is penned to convenience,to pander and gloss over reality,one needs to call it out. Dalrymple’s Brookings essay ‘A Deadly Triangle:Afghanistan,Pakistan,and India’ has become Washington’s poster child . . . →Read More:Warring in Afghanistan- a fatal prediction
By Javed Ahmad Ghamidi
Polytheism,disbelief and apostasy are indeed grave crimes;however,no human can punish another human being for these crimes. This is the right of God alone
. . . →Read More:A Pakistani religious scholar’s view on Taliban
Without a doubt,Pakistan’s biggest problem is Terrorism. Imran Khan and PTI’s stance on the solution has been consistent for many years now.
Imran Khan will propose a four point agenda in the All Parties Conference (APC) on September 9,2013.
. . . →Read More:US Drones policy and war crimes
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
By Brig Asif Haroon Raja
The new regime has been handed down a huge mess and is at a loss where to start from and which problem to tackle first. All macroeconomic indicators are in negative,national kitty is empty and foreign investment has dried up. It has inherited bankrupt economy,an unmanageable energy crisis, . . . →Read More:The people of Pakistan demand answers
Is third time really a charm in Pakistani politics?
Democracy has been a tough challenge for Pakistan. In its 65 years of history,the democratic process has been hijacked four times by military coups. When elected governments did manage to acquire power,they failed to complete their term. This time was different. This time a . . . →Read More:Gauging PPP’s 5 year performance
Urban violence has become a permanent affliction in Karachi. Anyone explaining the roots of this violence to you would say ‘it’s complicated’ – and that is indeed an accurate summary of the bloodshed that erupts across the city in random spurts. The plague of violence in Pakistan’s biggest city and commercial hub is multifaceted. From . . . →Read More:Karachi calling
On November 12,waking up to a new week,readers at breakfast were flooded with heart rending accounts of past and current military casualties.
The degree of terror felt by ordinary Palestinian civilians in Gaza is barely noticed in the media,in stark contrast to the world’s awareness of terrorised and shock-treated Israeli citizens.
. . . →Read More:Gaza,media bias and Noam Chomsky