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

#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

Violence and Development can’t co-exist

By Tanvir Sadiq

We are now into almost the middle of the second decade of the 21st century. This century – contrary to assertions of a post-Cold War ‘peace dividend’ -was inaugurated by attacks on the US homeland, and then by wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and now Syria. Ethnic violence of an intra-state nature, mini . . . → Read More: Violence and Development can’t co-exist

Quick formulation of anti terrorism laws needed

By Hunain Naseer

At a meeting held on Monday at the Prime Minister House. PM Nawaz Sharif directed attendees to expedite the formulation of anti-terror laws in the country.

The attendees including Ch. Nisar, Minister for Interior, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Chief of General Staff Lt. General Ashfaq Nadeem, Director General ISI . . . → Read More: Quick formulation of anti terrorism laws needed

Techno Taliban’s media attacks

By Nang Durrani and L. Yousafzai

In an age of satellite technology and the Internet, insurgent media operations have reached a level of technical maturity that often outpaces their adversaries.

Instant outreach: Twitter user and Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted this news of a suicide bombing on November 17. (Photo: Twitter screenshot) Main photo: Videos . . . → Read More: Techno Taliban’s media attacks

Aid can be squeezed after US Defense signature requirement in US law

WASHINGTON: A proposed new US law threatens to squeeze aid to Pakistan if Nato supply routes are blocked or interrupted, Dawn News reported on Friday.

US National Defence Authorisation Bill of 2014 also requires a certification from US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel saying that Pakistan is taking appropriate actions against terrorists along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

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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

Warring in Afghanistan- a fatal prediction

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

A Pakistani religious scholar’s view on Taliban

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 

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US Drones policy and war crimes

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.

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