Kamila Hayat Archive

The roads to terrorism: From General Zia-ul-Haq to Faisal Shahzad – by Kamila Hyat: What could possibly have possessed Faisal Shahzad, a wealthy, happily married college graduate with two children and everything in life apparently working in his favour, to set out to Times Square and attempt to leave a bomb behind? His
Religious minorities in Pakistan and a door slammed shut – Kamila Hayat: All of us who have attended school in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan were taught at one point or the other that the white strip that runs down the flag stood for non-Muslims who make up an estimated three
Back towards tolerance in Pakistani society – by Charles Ferndale and Kamila Hayat: Here are two articles highlighting the importance of re-discovering and re-inculcating the seeds of tolerance in Pakistani society and the region in general. The path to freedom Monday, February 22, 2010 Charles Ferndale Kamila Hyat, in a typically lucid,
An agenda for news: Thursday, October 01, 2009 Kamila Hyat The writer is a freelance columnist and former newspaper editor The question of what makes news is one that is becoming increasingly relevant. Every day, we are assaulted by TV talk shows and
Attempting to distinguish between extremist groups is pointless. The cancer as a whole needs to be excised.: The north-south nexus Thursday, September 24, 2009Kamila Hyat The writer is a freelance columnist and former newspaper editor The operation against the Taliban militants continues in the north. The government has happily lapped up the praise this has brought
Debacle in Swat – by Kamila Hayat: Debacle in Swat Thursday, January 22, 2009 (The News)Kamila HyatThe writer is a freelance columnist and former newspaper editorThe Pakistan military seems to have suffered a decisive defeat in war. While a fierce military operation has continued in Swat
Toying with terrorism – Kamila Hyat reveals ISI’s close association with the Taliban: Thursday, December 25, 2008 (The News) The writer is a freelance columnist and former newspaper editor There is a distinct note of helpless frustration in the statement by the NWFP government calling for action against militants in Swat to
Those influenced by the negative propaganda against political leadership in Pakistan must remember that our army leaders are no holy cows.: Habit of dishonesty Thursday, November 06, 2008 Kamila Hyat Throughout his nearly nine years in office, former president Pervez Musharraf spoke of eradicating corruption and loudly proclaimed his own honesty at every available occasion. The report is now surfacing