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Victims of terrorism

Our country plunged into deep sorrow and gloom on December 16, 2014 when terrorists attacked Army Public School in Peshawar and killed hundreds of children and members of the school’s…

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…

Politicising terrorism

COUNTERING the threat of terrorism requires accurate assessment, political resolve, a long-term strategy, and, resilient and in-sync security and law-enforcement structures. Terrorist movements strike back when given a moment to…

Sponsoring terrorism

A DOSSIER released by Pakistan underscores how the Balochistan Liberation Army has been paid by the Indian government for each suicide attack, IED attack and targeted killing it has perpetrated…

Responding to India’s terrorism

What will it take for the world to respond to India’s terrorist campaign in Afghanistan and Pakistan? This past weekend’s press conference by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Director…

Terrorism and drug trade

June 26, 2018 marks the International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking. The worldwide observance was decided by the United Nations General Assembly in 1987 to raise the level…

Is terrorism the new international norm?

Indian Prime Minister Modi during his recent visit to Bangladesh admitted that his country helped the insurgency against Pakistan that led to the disintegration in the 1971 war. He also…

Defining Terrorism

Defining terrorism

M Cherif Bassiouni, an eminent professor of criminal law, said that "to define terrorism in a way that is both all-inclusive and unambiguous is very difficult, if not impossible. “One…