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Learning Strategies

Learning strategies

A TRANSNATIONAL approach, flexible operational frameworks and interagency collaboration between traditional law enforcement agencies and other government institutions are considered the essential components of an effective counterterrorism policy. A successful…

Business Community In NISP

Business community in NISP

Pakistan's first National Internal Security policy NISP 2014-2018 becomes a reality as the cabinet approves it. The increasing debate on peace talks, terrorism and the NISP reflects its importance for…

New Times, Same Storyline

New times, same storyline

These days many leaders and lawmakers of Sindh’s two main political parties – the PPP and the MQM – seem to be overflowing with cordiality, and flashing smiles at one…

Reviving PIA

Reviving PIA

As per my article, ‘Keep PIA flying’ (June 20, 2013), “Facing multiple crises simultaneously – most of them manmade – Pakistan's workforce and institutions remain amazingly resilient. Beset by extraordinary…

Our Foreign Entanglements

Our foreign entanglements

The state’s brutal subjugation of local nationalist movements usually uses the foreign meddler theory as one of its justifications. Taking punitive military action against, say, the Baloch nationalists demanding equitable…

Dollar-inspired Mumblings

Dollar-inspired mumblings

The leaders in Pakistan seem possessed by magic. Is there another logical explanation for the deliberate effort of our rulers to nurture and strengthen the scourge of terror? The debate…

A Bumpy Road Ahead

A bumpy road ahead

The recent acts of terrorism in Peshawar and Karachi cast a deep shadow over the ongoing dialogue process with the Tehreek-e-Taliban. As the TTP attacks increase in frequency and brazenness…

Menace Of Extortion

Menace of extortion

AMONG the heinous crimes which have spread across urban Pakistan over the past five or six years is the collection of bhatta or ‘protection’ money and extortion. Primarily a Karachi…

A Question Of Propriety

A question of propriety

Since 1977, every government in Pakistan, civil and military alike, has miserably failed to tackle the issues of revenue leakages and illegal accumulation of wealth in a few hands. Every…

Ignored Priorities

Ignored priorities

The key obligation of any government is to scale down the distortions or imbalances in its society; accepting them, worse still, allowing them to expand portrays the failure of governments.…