Dr. Farrukh Saleem Archive

Why Pakistan army needs LeJ-ASWJ and other proxy militants: The Kayani doctrine – by Dr Farrukh Saleem: The Kayani Doctrine, built on four pillars, comprises: American troops would have to withdraw from Afghanistan; reconciliation among Afghan factions is not possible without the ISI; the Jalalabad-Torkham-Karachi route remains the most viable for withdrawing American forces and India
Why Karachi bleeds – by Dr Farrukh Saleem: Editor’s note: We are cross-posting a thought provoking piece by Dr. Farrukh Saleem on the current wave of violence and target killings in Karachi. Notwithstanding our political, ethnic or religious affiliations, it is evident that Pakistan government (federal and
Questions to Dr. Farrukh Saleem – “Welfare State”: Dr. Farrukh Saleem has elucidated some very crucial points that he found out about while on a flight back from Canada to Pakistan. His discussion with a former resident of Mardan and now a permanent resident of Mississauga in
Good News, Bad News – by Dr. Farrukh Saleem: I am not particularly fond of Dr. Farrukh Saleem as he is another one of those disgruntled with the PPP. It may be noted that he contested election for the position of Senator from Islamabad on a PPP ticket
An analysis of price hike in Pakistan – by Dr Farrukh Saleem: Capital suggestion: Price hike Just before Election 2008, the average retail price of Dal Masoor (pulse) was Rs64 per kilogram. Dal Masoor now sells for Rs129 per kilogram; that’s up a whopping 101 per cent. In 2007-2008, the average
Democracy, transparency and accountability – by Dr Farrukh Saleem: Transparency is the mother of democracy. Two things: first, there can’t be democracy without transparency. Second, democracy can’t allow the murder of her own mother. No government, therefore, is a democracy unless it ‘implements a set of policies and
$1.5 billion per year – by Dr Farrukh Saleem: Sunday, December 13, 2009 Has the government of Pakistan made a plan as to how it will spend $1.5 billion that will be coming our way courtesy the Treasury Building, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC? Has any of
Game Theory, President Zardari and Pakistani Politics: President and game theory Sunday, November 15, 2009 (The News) Dr Farrukh Saleem President Z is entangled in a non-cooperative game with a whole host of other players whereby each player’s “success in making choices depends on the choices
Taliban’s psywar in Pakistan: Capital suggestionThe psywar Sunday, October 25, 2009Dr Farrukh Saleem On Oct 23, a suicide bomber attacked the aeronautical complex in Kamra. On Oct 22, gunmen shot-dead an army brigadier. On Oct 20, two suicide attackers bombed the International Islamic
An objective analysis of the Kerry-Lugar Bill — by Dr Farrukh Saleem:
Why are Muslims so disempowered?: An analysis by Dr Farrukh Saleem:
The US Embassy expansion in Pakistan: Fact and Fiction: An analysis by Dr Farrukh Saleem
India-Pakistan rivalry: Sunday, July 19, 2009Dr Farrukh Saleem India and Pakistan are in a state of active hostility — if not war or at least two proxy wars. At least six of the Pakistan army’s nine corps are on the border
At least 11 per cent of Pakistan’s landmass has been ceded to the Taliban. Where is the Pakistan army? Questions Dr. Farrukh Saleem: Where is the Pakistan army? By Dr. Farrukh Saleem Five thousand square kilometres of Swat are now under Taliban control — de jure. Chitral (14,850 sq km), Dir (5,280 sq km), Shangla (1,586 sq km), Hangu (1,097 sq km),
Troop surge in Afghanistan and the Great Game.: Capital suggestion2009 Sunday, February 22, 2009by Dr Farrukh Saleem 2009 is going to be about four things: the Af-Pak War Theater, Global Financial Crisis, a resurging Russian Bear coming out of its 20-year hibernation and NATO Supply Routes. The
The Iran-USA relations: Chabahar port can play a key role in rebuilding Afghanistan…: Shaytan-e-BozorgSunday, February 08, 2009 Dr Farrukh Saleem Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini, the 1st Supreme Leader of Iran, in a speech on 5 November 1979, labelled the United States “Shaytan-e-Bozorg” or the ‘Great Satan’. That was more than
Score 2008: Taliban killed 6715 Pakistanis, Israel killed 1200 Palestinians….: This is General Zia-ul-Haq’s legacy in Pakistan Many bomb blasts, many dead Sunday, January 18, 2009 Dr Farrukh Saleem Muslims are killing Muslims in the name of Islam. In 2008, there were 599 bomb blasts and 6,715 Pakistanis lost
Did you know that over the past 14 years 54,969 Indians have been killed by Indian militants? Incredibe India – by Dr Farrukh Saleem: Capital suggestionIncredible India Sunday, December 07, 2008 (The News)by Dr Farrukh Saleem Did you know that over the past 14 years 54,969 Indians have been killed by Indian militants? Incredible. That translates into roughly 4,000 Indians getting killed per
International conspiracies against Pakistan – an eye opener for conspiracy theorists: Capital suggestionConspiracies against us Sunday, November 23, 2008by Dr Farrukh Saleem It’s a Jewish conspiracy. Medinat Yisra’el or the State of Israel has appointed Yuli Tamir, a PhD from the Oxford University, as their minister of education. Just look