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DR Congo Rebel Transfer Won’t Bring Peace

DR Congo rebel transfer won’t bring peace

The transfer to the International Criminal Court of warlord Bosco Ntaganda would be a blow against impunity but will not fundamentally change the situation in eastern DR Congo, analysts say.…

Of Absurdity And Tragedy

Of absurdity and tragedy

Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s sudden gush of ‘peace-mongering’ and the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and the PML-N’s support for the same is one of those absurdities of life that are too deep for…

It’s Our Country

It’s our country

The last few months have given us the feeling that it is indeed our own country we are living in. Had this not been so, we would not have appreciated…

US Curriculum Aid?

US curriculum aid?

THE enterprise for which some Pakistani officials and religious scholars are reported to have joined hands with US experts, namely, production of a model curriculum for madressahs, is unlikely to…

The Roots Of Terrorism

The roots of terrorism

A Cursory analysis of the Stary Global Terrorism Database reveals that over the past decade, Pakistan has had the highest number of terrorismrelated deaths in the world. In fact, the…

Cyberspace And Mischief

Cyberspace and mischief

Here in Pakistan, we’ve unfortunately had to become used to horrifying images and advertising intruding upon our online lives. Many of the violent extremist groups operational in the country display…

Surviving March

Surviving March

The month of March seems linked with Pakistan’s destiny. March 23 marks the 1940 resolution for the Muslims of India aspiring for a separate homeland and the fateful army action…

FATF And AML Compliance Requirements

FATF and AML compliance requirements

1. Legal Measures: Criminalization of Offences, Investigations and Prosecutions: FATF recommendations require Criminalization of money laundering through domestic legislation.1 The recommendations also provide to specify the scope of liability in…

Kenya’s Future Up In The Air After Kenyatta Win

Kenya’s future up in the air after Kenyatta win

Despite a massive breakdown of its vote tallying system and a disgruntled opponent crying foul over the results, post-election Kenya has largely remained calm. But with the defeated candidate threatening…

Elections And Betrayals

Elections and betrayals

On March 9, Kenya’s Election Commission declared Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of the country’s first president and a suspect wanted for war crimes, Kenya’s next president. Mr Kenyatta won by…