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From Cooperation To Collaboration

From cooperation to collaboration

The kidnapping and murder of S P Tahir Dawar, the foiled attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi, and the suicide attack in the lower Orakzai Agency highlight the existing…

Operation Raddul Fasaad

Operation Raddul Fasaad

Operation Raddul Fasaad (RAF) has been launched at a critical time in national history. In almost two decades, this nation has witnessed over a dozen large, heavily-publicised military campaigns and…

Viewpoint: Anti-terrorist Operations In Punjab

Viewpoint: Anti-terrorist operations in Punjab

The Punjab government has been reacting angrily to suggestions that security operations by the Rangers, like in Sindh, are needed to eliminate violent extremist organisations from the province. The government…

A Divided Operation

A divided operation

The massacre in Lahore on Easter Sunday called for a prompt and unified response by the PML-N governments, in Punjab and at the federal level, and the military authorities. Both…

The Zarb-e-Azb And After

The Zarb-e-Azb and after

The Army's well-planned military operations to rid North Waziristan of militants has been a major success; there is a sharp drop in acts of terrorism throughout Pakistan. The frequency of…

Zarb-e-Azb In Danger Of Losing Its Way

Zarb-e-Azb in danger of losing its way

t’s not the same as before; the zing has gone out of it. In Fata the operation is becoming a stalemate. Terrorist forces have been hit, badly hit, but they…

Zarb-e-Azb And Beyond

Zarb-e-Azb and beyond

As the Pakistani civil-military leadership looks via hindsight and takes stock of Operation Zarb-e-Azb with a sense of satisfaction, I am trying to do a bit of crystal-ball gazing as…

Zardari, Zarb-e-Azb And Malala

Zardari, Zarb-e-Azb and Malala

What is hovering over Pakistan’s politics like a dark cloud this week is Tuesday’s outburst by Asif Ali Zardari. Also this week, the first anniversary of Operation Zarb-e-Azb was celebrated…

‘Operation Failure’

‘Operation Failure’

COAS General Raheel Sharif claims that he is fighting to end militancy in politics. PM Nawaz Sharif, Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Quaid-e-Tehreek Altaf Hussain view General Raheel’s ‘fight’ as…

Operation Stalemate

Operation Stalemate

Timeline: In January, the National Action Plan (NAP) was firmed up. In January, the GHQ facilitated the formation of apex committees for the implementation NAP. In March, Nine-Zero was raided.…