War on terror: Over 700000 people forced away from homes

More than 700,000 people are reported to have fled a Pakistani military operation against terrorists in North Waziristan, straining nearby towns and heightening concern about a long-term refugee crisis.

The operation is now in its third week, and military commanders stress that they are making considerable gains in their effort to dislodge Pakistani Taliban and other . . . → Read More: War on terror: Over 700000 people forced away from homes

America’s double standards for justice and terrorism

It sounded like the beginning of a bad joke: a CIA agent and a U.S. Special Operations commando walked into a barbershop in Sana…

That’s the capital of Yemen in case you didn’t remember and not the sort of place where armed Americans usually wander out alone just to get a haircut.  Here’s what we . . . → Read More: America’s double standards for justice and terrorism

Déjà vu

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

Pakistan could have been Polio free if CIA had not messed it up

The U.S. was wrong to use health workers to target Osama bin Laden

Not long after midnight on May 2, 2011, U.S. Navy SEALs attacked a three-story compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, raced to the main building’s top floor and killed Osama bin Laden. Few mourn the man responsible for the slaughter of many thousands of innocent people . . . → Read More: Pakistan could have been Polio free if CIA had not messed it up

Terrorism – Cutting the blood supply

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

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