Babar Sattar Archive

Supply-side of terror: Deobandi Takfiri ideology and madrassas – Babar Sattar:           Source: Supply-side of terror Let’s assume that spy agencies of all enemy countries are sponsoring terror in Pakistan. If we have credible evidence of their involvement, we must present it before the world
Sardar Akhtar Mengal is demanding what the Bengalis were denied – by Babar Sattar: Wages of Prejudice There is no simple explanation for our new normal reflected in the craziness that has come to define Fridays. Religious intolerance, ignorance projecting regression as progress, being stuck in poverty with no prospect of upward social
Haunting acquittals – by Babar Sattar: The Lal Masjid brigade brought life to a standstill in Islamabad. Its vigilante missions caused harm and nuisance. But that paled into insignificance when over a hundred lives were lost in the security operation executed to regain control of
Lengthening shadows of spy agencies’ rule in Pakistan – by Babar Sattar: Lengthening shadows Legal eye We will never know for certain whether or not Maj Gen Nadeem Ijaz, the former head of Military Intelligence (MI), ordered that the crime scene be hosed down following Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. The three-member fact-finding
A legal analysis of Article 248 and the presidential immunity – by Babar Sattar: In the following excerpt taken from his most recent op-ed in The News (3 April 2010), Babar Sattar examines some legal implications of Article 248 of Pakistan’s constitution, and advises judges in the Supreme Court to not to cross
Dealing with the divides: Aman Ittehad – by Babar Sattar: Dealing with the divides Legal eye Saturday, March 27, 2010 Babar Sattar In October 2009, concerned citizens and activists from all four provinces and Islamabad congregated in Murree to develop a shared vision for peace in Pakistan and consider
Was Shahbaz Sharif’s statement on Taliban lost in translation? – by Babar Sattar: Lost in translation? If Shahbaz Sharif’s statement at Jamia Naeemia was indeed taken out of context, can one construct a frame of reference in which such a statement would be justifiable? Maybe he did not mean to say that
Some legal aspects of PML-N’s alliance with Sipah-e-Sahaba – by Babar Sattar: Hobnobbing with terror Legal eye What are the irresistible compulsions of power politics that forced the PML-N to jump into bed with the proscribed Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan and its head Muhammad Ahmad Ludhianvi to win the provincial assembly seat in
Some legal aspects of Aafia Siddiqui’s case: A rebuttal to Babar Sattar – by Usman Ahmad: ‘Blinkered justice’? As a nation we suffer from what can only be described as persecution complex. The knee-jerk reaction of “they are out to get us” has been our response to countless issues ranging from the war on terror
Spurting savagery – by Babar Sattar: One form of such denial produced by a misplaced sense of patriotism is the assertion that perpetrators of such depraved attacks cannot be Pakistanis and the increasing spate of terror attacks has to be the handiwork of our foreign
Hafiz Saeed’s Islamofascist office in Chicago: Lashkar-e-Taiba threat revived after Chicago arrest Friday, 20 Nov, 2009 LONDON: The arrest of two men in Chicago on terrorism charges linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba has revived fears about the