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A State Of Fear

A state of fear

Terrorism is rule by fear and it is being used by the militants as the most powerful weapon to break the resistance of ever-expanding groups in the country. The relentless…

‘They Only Live Who Dare’

‘They only live who dare’

Pakistan, and to a lesser extent, the international community waited with bated breath in the hope that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize would be awarded to Malala Yousafzai. Had this…

Deadly Tentacles Of Terrorism

Deadly tentacles of terrorism

The ghastly and cowardly attack of September 15, 2013 by Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) on Major General Sanaullah Khan, Lieutenant Colonel Tauseef Ahmad and Sepoy Irfan Sattar, has once again exposed hollowness…

Turmoil In Tribal Areas

Turmoil in tribal areas

Our armed forces are engaged in fierce battles in the Khyber and Kurram agencies and on a somewhat smaller scale in the other tribal agencies to re-establish the writ of…

A Shameless Extreme

A shameless extreme

Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is a blunt man who does not believe in sugar-coating what he has to say in coloured phrases of shallow rhetoric. In his Martyrs’…

A Game Of Russian Roulette

A game of Russian roulette

We need to keep careful score as this election campaign moves on. The question that is emerging is not just that of who will win the poll, but of how…

Illusions Of Peace

Illusions of peace

A brave woman by the name of Rehana Haleem, the sister of one of the men involved in the shooting of Malala Yousafzai, spoke up during a CNN interview last…

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…

The Shadow Over Pakistan

The shadow over Pakistan

The Soviet pullout from Afghanistan in 1989 was a triumph for our military establishment. The ISI and the Zia regime, while not solely responsible for that outcome, had helped bring…

Grand Delusion

Grand delusion

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is having its best year yet. Far from being a motley crew of terrorists, it has bombed, attacked and beheaded its way far past the signpost…