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Fatwas don’t work with terrorists

Pakistan’s establishment understands only too well why fatwas (religious edicts) against terrorism never work with terrorists. Its ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) partnered with America’s CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) to create 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…

‘Safe haven’ for white terrorists?

THEY didn’t understand terrorism until it was too late. Ever since 9/11, and arguably even in the years prior to that, Americans believed that terrorism was a Muslim problem. Such…

Are terrorists born or made?

Are leaders born or made? This debate has consumed so much research and debate that it has produced some excellent strategic frameworks that have helped organizations enable leadership potential. When…

Why Terrorists Have The Advantage

Why terrorists have the advantage

Criticism of Pakistan’s state institutions has increased substantially in recent weeks, especially since the terrorist assault on the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda. The context for the Bacha Khan University…

Trying Terrorists: Myths & Reality

Trying terrorists: myths & reality

Terrorism is considered the most urgent public issue facing Pakistan. In popular public discourse about terrorism, the role of the courts that are dealing with terrorism cases is considered to…

Tailors And Terrorists

Tailors and terrorists

Last week, a news crew was permitted access to a “de-radicalisation” centre in Bara, in the now long embattled northwest of the country. It was a supervised tour, in which…

Corruption Terrorists

Corruption terrorists

On April 17 the UN appealed for $275 million in humanitarian aid to Yemen. What a poor country, we would naturally reflect somberly. And we would overlook that a UN…

Fair Trial For Terrorists?

Fair trial for terrorists?

The Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012 has drawn a lot of attention as it allows certain law-enforcement agencies to use modern evidence-gathering techniques and devices against suspected militants and…