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Making A Habit Of Follies

Making a habit of follies

Undoubtedly the capture of Liaquat Ali aka Ehsanullah Ehsan was good, in fact great, news. So why then are we in the process of making a hash of it? There…

Tracking Extremism

Tracking extremism

There is apparently no direct link between the brutal lynching of Mashal Khan, the arrest of Naureen Leghari, a convert to the so-called militant Islamic State (IS) group, and the…

Raising National Conscience

Raising national conscience

What will it take to raise our conscience and our understanding that there are things that need to be remedied urgently in our country? There is no sign that this…

Exposing The Nexus

Exposing the nexus

The surrender of the former spokesperson of the TTP Ehsanullah Ehsan to the security forces and the revelations made by him about the RAW-NDS nexus in sponsoring terrorism within Pakistan…

How To Remember Mashal

How to remember Mashal

As predictable as it is infuriating, Mashal Khan is becoming yesterday’s news. Entertainment and masala always gets better ratings than moral self-examination and the Supreme Court’s Panama Papers judgment has…

The Rise Of Daesh

The rise of Daesh

The rising activities of the self-styled Islamic State (Daesh) are posing a serious threat to the regional security in the Subcontinent. Pakistan’s Army Chief General Raheel Sharif’s recent address in…

Rohingyas, Taliban And The Licence To Kill

Rohingyas, Taliban and the licence to kill

This is just what Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingyas needed – solidarity vows from Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Taliban! The militant group has urged Muslims in Myanmar to “rise up and fight” the country’s rulers,…

New Splinter Group

New splinter group

A Splinter group, named Jamaatul Ahrar (JuA), has recently been formed by the former commanders of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Most of them belong to Mohmand and Bajaur, although some…

Jihad’s New Frontier

Jihad’s new frontier

“Hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan. I'm part of Al-Qaeda and on June 1, I'm gonna do something really big. Bye”. This was the exact tweet message sent…

The Web Of Holy Deceit

The web of holy deceit

When the much-hyped peace process with the Taliban began, this is what I wrote in this space on February 5: “If the Taliban do not want peace short of capturing…