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PML-N And TTP

PML-N and TTP

The PML-N is the ruling party. The TTP wants to be the ruling party. One chair, two parties. That indeed is the real essence of the current conflict. The PML-N…

The Emirate Of TTP

The Emirate of TTP

There is a businessman in Karachi who lives in one of those manors with barbed wires atop high walls. He generates his own electricity through solar technology, as none is…

The TTP And Jirgas

The TTP and jirgas

If empty talks and statements could solve problems, Pakistan would have been a model of development. Disregarding the half-baked solutions given by half-baked intellectuals, the need for effective policies regarding…

Does TTP Have The Reach?

Does TTP have the reach?

Pakistan has again been thrust into the limelight, particularly the Pakistani Taliban and Waziristan, following the arrest of Faisal Shahzad, the 30-year-old Pakistani-American accused of the failed New York car-bombing.…

Malala And TTP Logic

Malala and TTP logic

The recent attack on Malala Yousufzai has shocked not only Pakistan but the whole world. There was near unanimity among the people of Pakistan that the attack was unjustified. The…

The TTP After Baitullah

The TTP after Baitullah

Through their desperate actions in recent days, the Pakistani Taliban have more or less conceded that their leader Baitullah Mahsud is dead. The surprise announcement of the installation of Hakimullah…

TTP Losing Its Clout?

TTP losing its clout?

For many militant commanders of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan who operate from Fata, reconciliation with the government appears to have become a priority. Some analysts see these overtures of peace as…

My enemy’s enemy

There was a time when New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman accused Pakistan for playing a double game in Afghanistan. Donald Trump also accused Pakistan in 2018 of lying and…