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Anything Is Possible

Anything is possible

Remember military dictator Oliver Cromwell telling the members of the Rump Parliament on April 20, 1653, “You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately. Depart,…

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…

Targeted Killings

Targeted killings

Targeted killing has come to be seen as driven by sectarian, ethnic or terrorist motives. In Karachi targeted killings are pushing certain groups towards isolation. Since January 2010, on average…

Vehicles, Weapons And Violence

Vehicles, weapons and violence

On March 2, 2013, a botched-up kidnapping attempt took place at an upscale shopping mall in Karachi. The crime was committed by the son of an influential person with a…

Dangerous Liaison

Dangerous liaison

Pity the nation where the blood of innocents comes cheap and murderers live under state patronage. Malik Ishaq is not an ordinary criminal. The co-founder of Lashkar-i-Jhangvi has been charged…

War Without End

War without end

The major point of contention between the Afghan Taliban and International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) is the Taliban’s insistence that all foreign forces leave Afghanistan when the draw down ends…

Challenges To Peace

Challenges to peace

Terrorism, militancy, extremism the challenges to peace in Pakistan are many and myriad, and require being answered at multiple levels. One of the main challenges faced is that those who…

When Only Death Is Not A Sham

When only death is not a sham

Enough is never enough, humanity is not a consideration, and human life has no value for the military and civilian rulers of our unfortunate nation. Hundreds are killed each month…