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Confronting Violent Extremists

Confronting violent extremists

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced the long-awaited national security policy yesterday, focusing on the operational aspects of governmental response to the threat of violent extremism. Much of what…

View Point: Confronting Sectarian Extremists

View Point: Confronting sectarian extremists

This year's Eid Milad-un-Nabi celebrations brought along a pleasant surprise. Like in the good old times, the day passed off peacefully with the faithful taking out celebratory processions in different…

Extremists` Threat To Polls

Extremists` threat to polls

Doubts about the 2013 general election being held at all are likely to be entertained till the ballots are actually cast, but a more worrisome question is as to what…

Are Pakistanis Extremists?

Are Pakistanis extremists?

There are two ways of effecting a change in a society: from top to bottom or from bottom to top. Conventionally, it has been believed — and development and political…

German far right seeks to exploit farmer protests

Brandishing suspect flags and even posters calling for opponents to be sent to the gallows, the conspicuous presence of far-right protesters at week-long tractor blockades by farmers have sparked fears…

Why are Pakistanis leaving?

Emigration has occupied perhaps more than its usual share of space in the public discourse in the past year. Op-eds that popped up in the media have included pure opinions…

Iran weakened by internal woes?

Iran stands accused by the West of playing a key role in unrest plaguing the Middle East, but twin bombings claimed by Islamic State group jihadists are a keen reminder…