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ANP: fall from grace -by Rashid Orakzai: The ANP has remained taciturn viz a viz Rawalpindi’s expansionist policy beyond Torkham. It had no say in the USIP-JI report on the ‘Endgame in Afghanistan’. It maintained an eerie silence on the new FATA and FANA regulations allowing
Afghanistan: Pakistan accused of backing Taliban: Pakistan has been accused of playing a double game, acting as America’s ally in public while secretly training and arming its enemy in Afghanistan according to US intelligence. In a prison cell on the outskirts of Kabul, the Afghan
Marginalizing Pakhtoons here but longing for their rule in Afghanistan, Army paradox — by Kahar Zalmay: My people want to live peacefully with their neighbours. My people are poor, their wishes and desires too little and they want to live as free men, not soldiers During my extensive travels in the Pashtun heartland after a
… Meanwhile in the Land of the Pure – by Nadeem F. Paracha: * Photo illustrations by Nadeem F. Paracha Source: Dawn
Sufi clerics issue call to reject hardline Wahabis: NEW DELHI: A prominent organization of Sunni clerics has urged Muslims to reject hardline Wahabi Islam, which it said was giving the community a bad name, and called for limiting the influence of Saudi Arabia, which it blamed for
Deconstructing Hizbul Tahrir’s ideology: Ziauddin Sardar Explains The Long History Of Violence Behind Hizb Ut-Tahrir What Hizb ut-Tahrir peddles is escapist fascism that appeals to people who want to be told what to do The bearded and elegantly attired supporters of Hizb ut-Tahrir
Parliamentary sovereignty: PCNC refuses to attend GHQ briefing: The Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS)refused to get briefing on the current law and order and state of Pakistan-US relations and post withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan situation from the top strategic institution at GHQ. It’s a
Why is Pakistani army so highly criticized? -by Arshad Mahmood: Originally published in the ‘Daily AajKal’.
US accuses Pakistan of backing terrorism: The Haqqani network acts as a virtual arm of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency,” Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. He said the agency was implementing Pakistani government policy in
UN humanitarian chief appeals for funds to help Pakistani flood victims: The top UN humanitarian official on Monday added her voice to the global appeal for donors to fund a $357 million plan to help the Pakistani Government provide vital assistance to more than five million people affected by massive
And now Chinese -by Waseem Altaf: He was born in a Sindhi family and used to speak Sindhi at home until he joined a school and learned that the national language was Urdu. As the medium of communication was Urdu, he had to learn Urdu.
Nusrat Javed sacked for speaking against MQM Quaid Altaf Hussain: TV anchor Nusrat Javaid claimed on Hamid Mir’s Capital Talk show late on Friday that he had been sacked by Aaj TV and his show had been taken off air for “technical reasons”. Javaid said he had been accused
Jinnah Institute and USIP’s research —by Dr Mohammad Taqi: Amazing that while the Pakistani security establishment and its mouthpieces make a lot of fuss about the Indian consulate in Kandahar helping the Baloch resistance movement, the ‘elite’ chose to completely disregard the Baloch stance “The information you get
MQM must refrain from threatening media: After being exposed & unveiled Muttahida Qaumi Movement(MQM) and its leadership has been facing the toughest situation and hardest time since the recent press conference of Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza on 28th August, which mainly revolved around the heinous crimes
Terrorist Leaks: Wali Khan Babar was murdered by MQM: According to recent Terrorist Leaks GEO News Reporter Wali Khan Babar was Murdered by MQM Confession of Muhammad Shahrukh Khan – MQM(A) Terrorist. Hidden video released. Watch the video below: ولی بابرکے قاتل شاہ رخ کا اعتراف جرم
An Islamic Predicament -by Eqbal Ahmed: Any historian of Islam would shudder at what passes in Pakistan for instruction in Islamic history. Some Years ago, I queried an M.A class in this subject at a major Pakistani university. None of the 25 odd students there
Pakistani arrested by FBI created video for Lashkar-e-Taiba, trained in camps: By BILL ROGGIO A Pakistani man who trained at Lashkar-e-Taiba’s terror camps has been arrested in the US on charges of producing propaganda for the terror group. The Long War Journal has obtained a copy of the propaganda video,
Wikileaks about Kayani’s unprofessional approach & ISI backed media’s twisted headlines: September 3, 2011. Wikileaks has revealed that the in-charge of Pakistan’s ideological borders, faith and two nation theory the honorable chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani told privately & confidentially to the ex-US ambassador Anne Patterson that he was very unhappy
Pakistan’s so-called independent judiciary is ‘incapable’ of prosecuting terrorists: US: A new U.S. report calls the Pakistani legal system “almost incapable of prosecuting suspected terrorists,” claiming that the acquittal rate stands at about 75 percent in such trials. The US State Department has come out strongly against Pakistan for
Court orders seizure of Musharraf’s property: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday ordered seizure of Pervez Musharraf`s property and freezing of his bank accounts while declaring him absconder in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case. The order was issued by ATC-III Judge Shahid Raffique after the
UN calls on Pakistan to probe abductions, extrajudicial killings & human rights violation: The United Nations is urging Pakistan to investigate human rights violations, including several recent attacks on journalists. A spokesman for the U.N. human rights commissioner, Rupert Colville, said Friday the U.N. agency has recently received reports on the killing
Balochistan: We need to understand all factors – by Amir Khakwani‏: Source: Daily Express
The great equaliser: Death by 140 characters —BY Dr Mohammad Taqi: Related Article: The horrors of media capitalism and the orthodox televangelist whores -By Zeeba Hashmi The man, who claims to be imbued with love for Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), is seen and heard uttering profanities while getting ready to recite
The horrors of media capitalism and the orthodox televangelist whores -By Zeeba Hashmi: It’s all about hunger for control. It’s all about hitting the right audience. Amir Liaqat’s exposure came at a time when there was a general perception of godliness about him, and this perception becomes much more stronger among his
What does calling another Muslim a non-Muslim make you? – by Zeeba Hashmi: One word that comes to your mind with intrigue. Qadiyani, doesn’t come easy for its existential uncertainty in Pakistan. Yet, despite what the constitution says about them in derogatory terms, they are determined to stay in this country that
Sipah-e-Sahaba behind Shahbaz Bhatti’s murder: According to BBC Urdu (August 2011) news Sipah-e-Sahaba was involved in the murder of Shahbaz Bhatti. شہباز بھٹی قتل کیس میں پیش رفت اقلیتی امور کے وفاقی وزیر شہباز بھٹی کے قتل کی تحقیقات کرنے والی مشترکہ تحقیقاتی ٹیم
AI urges action to save 10 missing Baloch people: Human Rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has urged the government to take prompt steps to save the lives of 10 detained and missing Baloch persons, who, it believes, face death risk. The Express Tribune quoted the organization as saying
Military as an obstacle -by S. Akbar Zaidi: ACADEMICS who work on the political economy of Pakistan have no doubt in their minds that Pakistan’s military, primarily its army, remains the dominant power in any equation regarding the distribution and use of power and force in Pakistan.
Pakistani troops aid Bahrain’s crackdown: Foundation linked to the Pakistani army has been providing Bahrain thousands of soldiers for its crackdown on protests. In March, as a government crackdown on pro-democracy protestors intensified in Bahrain, curious advertisements started appearing in Pakistani media. “Urgent requirement
A young activist beaten by militants in the streets of Multan: Dear All, A young human rights activist and the founder member of Progressive Youth Forum, and worker of Awami Party Pakistan Mr. Falak Ali who has been a prominent social and religious critic since the religious extremism has grown
Pakistan: Security forces ‘Disappear’ opponents in Balochistan: Government Fails to Confront Military, Intelligence Agencies on Abuses (New York) – Pakistan’s government should immediately end widespread disappearances of suspected militants and activists by the military, intelligence agencies, and the paramilitary Frontier Corps in the southwestern province of
If your website’s full of anonymity, that might be okay: Hmm, lots of interesting responses to If your website’s full of assholes, it’s your fault, and even more interesting conversation about the topic of commenting culture in general. A few highlights from the last few days: My wonderful friend
Ghulam Nabi Fai admits to receiving money from ISI -by Huma Imtiaz: ALEXANDRIA: In a federal courthouse, nearly two and a half hours after his case was scheduled to begin, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai was brought into Courtroom number 501, filled primarily with his supporters and journalists from the subcontinent. As
Playing the bogus card of ‘sovereignty’ —by M Husain Sadar: The Saudis as well as their Gulf Arab cousins are arming the Taliban. This influx of foreign money and religious ideology is causing irreparable damage to the national identity and integrity as well as the centuries old cultural heritage
PML-N promises senatorship to Maulana Ludhianvi: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz government in Punjab is not only protecting banned terrorist organization, but also gearing up for electoral alliances with Sipah-e-Sahaba(a Deobandi terrorist organization), which was officially banned in 2001, though still active’ energetic and spreading terror
Pakistan spies on its diaspora, spreading fear: By MARK MAZZETTI, ERIC SCHMITT and CHARLIE SAVAGE WASHINGTON — F.B.I. agents hunting for Pakistani spies in the United States last year began tracking Mohammed Tasleem, an attaché in the Pakistani Consulate in New York and a clandestine operative