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From APS to amnesty

Today marks seven years since the deadliest ever attack against young students in the country by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. On a bright, sunny, winter morning, 147 children were brutally massacred…

Walking the talk

THE government is ready to talk once again, says the prime minister though no one knows if the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is willing to walk the talk. But always keen to follow…

Why do we hate Malala?

Imagine a country where a precocious adolescent, all bright-eyed and full of lofty dreams as most kids her age, is shot in the head by a terrorist. A mere school-going…

US exit: security implications

AFGHANISTAN has recently witnessed a significant upsurge in security incidents. Indeed, experts have been projecting ‘increased violence’ as one of the most probable scenarios post-US troops’ withdrawal. Security strategists in…

Malala: the litmus test

Under the deepening shadow of Afghanistan, there are continuing reports about the rise and rise of the Taliban. With the departure of the American forces from the country, the spectre…

Clarifying perspectives, defeating terrorism

With the situation in Afghanistan now reaching a climatic point as the US finalizes its troop withdrawal, Pakistan will inevitably have to deal with a possible influx of militants and…

What is terrorism?

THE Financial Action Task Force has announced that Pakistan would remain on its grey list for further monitoring for another four months. In this period, the country will have to improve its…

Issue of justice

THE WHO’s theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is a call to invest more in mental health. This means not only training human resource to provide effective, affordable,…

Militancy concerns

“THIS time there will be no mistake.” These are the chilling words that led Twitter to ban an account reportedly belonging to Ehsanullah Ehsan, a leader and spokesperson for the…

Inhuman terrorists’ rights

AGAINST the backdrop of official silence, unnamed sources are leaking like a sieve and, with each emerging detail, it is becoming clearer that the prophets of doom and gloom and…