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View Point: The General’s ‘decision’

View Point: The general’s ‘decision’

The sense of satisfaction with which the news of Army chief General Raheel Sharif's "I don't believe in extension and will retire on the due date" statement has been greeted…

An Insidious Agenda

An insidious agenda

There can be little doubt Gen Raheel Sharif hasn’t put a foot wrong in the popular perception since being elevated to the position of the chief of army staff and…

King Raheel

King Raheel

IT’S silly season again. For some reason the week began with, the best there was, the best there is, the best there ever will be — King Raheel. May God…

The Raheel Doctrine

The Raheel doctrine

The Raheel Doctrine is behind a paradigm shift: Pakistan, the US and China are now partnering over Afghanistan. The other paradigm shift is: India, Russia and Iran are being tossed…

The ‘Not-Raheel’ Sharif

The ‘Not-Raheel’ Sharif

Since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif went into stealth mode, which experts now seem to agree happened around May 13, 2013 upon learning that he was going to be prime minister…

A General’s Views

A general’s views

LATELY, Pervez Musharraf has been unburdening himself of some of his views on democracy. In a BBC interview, he said that while he believed in democracy, he did not consider…

The General’s Pledge

The general’s pledge

Hard talk is one thing but tall claims should be made carefully. “Daish will not be allowed in Pakistan and Afghanistan,” said our army chief during a week of military…

The General Speaks

The general speaks

Fortunate is the country that has professionally ‘thinking’ generals but unfortunate is the country that has politically ‘thinking’ generals. In Pakistan, our battles have largely been planned and fought by…

‘I Made All My Generals…’

‘I made all my generals…’

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is no Napoleon Bonaparte; nor is he a Niccolo Machiavelli. The seemingly surprise appointment of Lieutenant-General Raheel Sharif, the third in the seniority order, as the…

Securing Pakistan

The 40th meeting of the National Security Committee concluded on Monday with a resolve to have zero tolerance for terrorism in Pakistan. It was heartening to note that due emphasis…