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The Real Threat To Islam

The real threat to Islam

Some of my Pakistani friends had been offended when some time ago in an emotional piece I had the temerity to suggest that some of the greatest crimes against Islam…

Militancy And Drones

Militancy and drones

THE debate in Pakistan on drone strikes has mostly revolved around two areas. First, that it violates Pakistan`s sovereignty; second, that it creates more jihadis. Both these arguments can easily…

View Point: America, Taliban And Us

View Point: America, Taliban and us

The violent extremists fighting this state, say many, have nothing to do with America's war in Afghanistan. Yet last Wednesday's US drone strike in North Waziristan that killed six people…

Perils Of Appeasement

Perils of appeasement

Is there anything such as a `moderate terrorist`? That is how the slain leader of the Tehreek-iTaliban Pakistan (TTP) is being depicted by some analysts. In fact, the most recent…

Perils Of Appeasement

Perils of appeasement

IS there anything such as a `moderate terrorist`? That is how the slain leader of the Tehreek-iTaliban Pakistan (TTP) is being depicted by some analysts. In fact, the most recent…

Countering The Insurgency

Countering the insurgency

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan`s recent decision to withdraw the offer of peace talks with the incoming government may not alter the PML-N and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf`s position. The two parties have advocated…

Straight Talk Or Double-talk?

Straight talk or double-talk?

ELECTIONS over, it`s time to get back to the real world. Jihad lives, the militants are strong and no one seems to have a clue what to do about any…

The Silence Is Broken

The silence is broken

GIVEN just how much hyperbole circulates within this country about America and its evil designs, the absence of any meaningful commentary about the possible contours of Washington`s future ties with…

What Punjab Can Do And What It Has Never Done

What Punjab can do and what it has never done

Mystics and divines, poets and singers, men of enterprise and of daring, of quality and base instinct, the best dancing girls in the entire sub-continent, Punjab has given birth to…