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Roots Of Mistrust

Roots of mistrust

CAN militants reignite the insurgency in India-held Kashmir? This apprehension is a major hurdle in the trust-building process between India and Pakistan. Delhi is still fearful that the militants based…

Has The Allama Lost The Plot?

Has the Allama lost the plot?

Allama Tahirul Qadri is no ordinary person. He is a phenomenon. Look at his accomplishments.He is an outstanding scholar of international repute, far too intelligent than those who may like…

Smoke And Mirrors

Smoke and mirrors

One lie that changed our world was that the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (December 1979) resurrected the old czarist ambition to extend Russian domination to the warm waters of the…

The Indo-Pak Tango

The Indo-Pak tango

What prevents India’s total domination over Pakistan? India is ahead of us in practically all indicators of national power potential – size, population, natural resources, economy and military. It outperforms…

Hostage Drama In Algeria

Hostage drama in Algeria

On January 6, the Algerian military stormed the Tinguentourine natural gas facility in Amenas, where three dozen Al Qaeda-linked terrorists were holding hostages. It has been established that American, British,…

Enter Through The Narrow Gate

Enter through the narrow gate

“The sun came up upon the left, out of the sea came he! And he shone bright, and on the right went down into the sea.” Thus began the southward…

Blood On The Saharan Sands

Blood on the Saharan sands

For those who favour a simple explanation, it’s not hard to interpret the bloody goings-on at an Algerian gas facility deep in the Sahara as Al Qaeda’s response to the…

Remembering Qazi Hussain Ahmed

Remembering Qazi Hussain Ahmed

People who fight for a cause deserve praise. And someone with a lifelong commitment towards a cause is worthy of respect. Qazi Hussain Ahmed was one such person. He passed…

Viewpoint: Wrong Ideas Of National Security

Viewpoint: Wrong ideas of national security

A newly revised Army Doctrine identifies home-grown militancy as the "biggest threat" to national security, replacing India as the enemy Number One. That of course does not mean the conventional…

Challenges And A Chance

Challenges and a chance

Everyday day, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police strive to save people from the terrorists` wrath. The department has lost 619 lives so far. Across the border in Afghanistan 1,555 policemen have…