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GHQ and the race for the White House

The choice facing Pakistan, and the danger lurking underneath the appearance of things, can be starkly put: is Gen Raheel Sharif about to fade into the sunset just like that…

GHQ And PML-N

GHQ and PML-N

Capital suggestion Are the generals at war with the PML-N? To be certain, the ‘highest form of generalship is to conquer by strategy, without resorting to war’. What do the…

GHQ, IK And Qadri

GHQ, IK and Qadri

Capital suggestion What do Pakistani generals want? Answer: The same thing any general in a state of war would want – support from all other pillars of the state. And…

PML-N, TTP And GHQ

PML-N, TTP and GHQ

Capital suggestion There are three primary stakeholders in the current high stake conflict: the PML-N, the TTP and the GHQ. It is extremely important to understand and identify both the…

Smoke Signals From The GHQ

Smoke signals from the GHQ

The western media, like its counterpart here, has a morbid tendency to churn out Pakistan-related analyses that are often speculative and, at times, verge on the sensational. Earlier in the…

GHQ And Dangerous Binaries

GHQ and dangerous binaries

One of the cardinal rules of public life is that every opportunity to communicate is golden, none should ever be wasted. In the age of information overload, with dozens of…

GHQ Attack — Beyond Conspiracy Theories

GHQ attack — beyond conspiracy theories

General Headquarters (GHQ) is the nerve centre of the Pakistani military and is guarded by an Infantry battalion, along with a similar number of defence security guards (DSG). Well over…

Playing with fire

Our elected PM is playing with fire. The opposition is also playing with fire. In our PM’s political calculations, he will burn the opposition down. The opposition has its own…

Citizenship education in Pakistan

There was a time in Pakistan up until the 1970s that we taught civics as a subject to our students at school and college levels. Then as the military dictatorship…

Urgent: A grand national dialogue

Does Pakistan really need a grand national dialogue? Some will say it really doesn’t. Pakistan just needs to be run in accordance with its constitution. Those that want Pakistan to…