Pakistan Army Archive

The Rightist Judicio-Politico Mafia – by Anas Muhammad:   Saturday February 13 – The Chief Justice of Pakistan defied Presidential orders through a suo moto action against the Presidential notification for appointment of certain judges. Chief Justice, in a rare nightly emergency session, formed a three members
The latest troika of Pakistan: judges, jihadis and generals – by Shoaib Mir: The question, “Why is Iftikhar Chaudhry destroying Pakistan?” is worryingly valid. A short answer could be because he’s not a politician, so the CJP is making a mess of mixing politics, which he doesn’t know, with his so-called constitutionalism.
Defeating militancy in Musharraf style? – by Talat Masood: Defeating militancy Gen Musharraf spoke ad nauseam on fighting extremism and terrorism. And the West and many of our fellow citizens, especially amongst the elite, mistakenly believed that he was the leader who could really steer the country from
The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie — by Salman Tarik Kureshi: Our captains of industry can justifiably blame inconsistent government policies, bureaucratic corruption, Bhutto’s nationalisations, political instability, bad law and order, infrastructural limitations, the power crisis and so on. But the fact of a powerless and politically inert big bourgeoisie
Zaid Hamid and strategic depth — by Farhat Taj: FATA continues to be used and abused as a strategic space by the security establishment of Pakistan in violent pursuit of strategic depth in Afghanistan. In short, strategic depth means Pakistan must have a pro-Pakistan government in Afghanistan by
Congratulations, General Kayani, on defeating ‘bad’ Taliban and ‘bad’ politicians at the same time – by Cyril Almeida: Coming full circle Friday, 12 Feb, 2010 OUR boys in uniform have a spring in their step again. Domestically, they have taken on two enemies and appear to be winning: the civilian government has been reduced to parroting the
Reconciliation Is No Silver Bullet – by Anas Muhammad: Two years ago – February 2008 – Pakistan began its transformation to democracy with a general election that brought Benazir Bhutto’s PPP (Pakistan People’s Party) into power. The party decided to continue its policy, introduced by its slain leader
Castigating politicians: A sense of gloom and all-pervasive disillusionment and despair seems to have overtaken the country. Since a civilian elected government is at the head of affairs, the anger and frustration of wide sections of the people is turning on
Strategic depth for Pakistan lies within Pakistan – by Kamran Shafi: It is within us By Kamran Shafi Tuesday, 09 Feb, 2010 THERE has been a veritable raft of statements from the chief of army staff in the very recent past on ‘strategic depth’ for Pakistan in Afghanistan. Variously: “we
Independence of judiciary and military boots – by Bawa: عدلیہ کی آزادی اور فوجیوں کے بوٹ عدلیہ کی بحالی سے عدلیہ کی آزادی تک مصنف: باوا ایک طویل جدوجہد کے بعد اٹھارہ سو پینسٹھ میں امریکی آئین میں تیرھویں ترمیم کے ذریعے امریکہ میں غلامی کا خاتمہ کر
Uncontested dominance – by Cyril Almeida: What makes the army so contemptuous of civilians is the fact that you can only conquer what you understand: while the army thoroughly understands the ways of the politicians, the opposite is anything but true. What does the military-bureaucratic
Pakistan Army’s ‘strategic depth’ approach may lead to Pakistan’s strategic death: ‘Strategic death’? Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, in a rare press briefing, said, “We want a strategic depth in Afghanistan but do not want to control it.” These words underlie the fact that the Pakistan
Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar vs A.K. Antony – by Kamran Shafi: Well done, Mr Antony By Kamran Shafi Tuesday, 02 Feb, 2010 Three lieutenant generals of the Indian army are to be tried by court martial for their part in an alleged land scam. The orders to try them were
Balochistan’s unattended IDP crisis — by Malik Siraj Akbar: There are obvious reasons for the country’s security establishment to create obstacles for aid workers. The grave violations of human rights during the military operation in Balochistan are likely to be exposed to the international community once they are
Deconstructing Pakistani Generals’ strategic depth theory: Defining ‘strategic depth’ By Kamran Shafi Tuesday, 19 Jan, 2010 Will our army pack its bags and escape into Afghanistan to disengage itself from the fighting, if India goes to war with Pakistan? –writes Kamran Shafi
Khuda zameen se gaya nahin – A must watch: I know I am very late. Wanted to write this post for quite some time but was distracted by other urgent and non-urgent businesses. Yet, it is never too late. Here is my recommendation for a must watch TV
Mapping the establishment – by Ayesha Siddiqa: As the battle rages between the political government and its rival, popularly known as the establishment, the public silently awaits the final result. For some, the civilian government has already lost because its capacity to influence policymaking or make
This is from Air Marshal Asghar Khan: Air Chief Marshal Asghar Khan, a hero of the 1965 war ‘Pakistan responsible for wars with India’ Friday, 15 Jan, 2010 LAHORE, Jan 14: Tehreek-i-Istiqlal patron Asghar Khan holds Islamabad responsible for all the wars Pakistan fought against India.
His legs in grave and “Allah!” on his lips, the noblest of the Islamists continues to lie!:
Benazir Bhutto Case: Access Denied is Justice Denied – by Anas Muhammad: This year began with a blow to the UN investigation into Benazir Bhutto’s murder, as the commission was denied access to the top brass military and intelligence officials. The three member commission, which was investigating the facts and circumstances
Birth of the Pakistan Judiciary Party – Guest Post by Qais Anwar: کیا پانچویں سیاسی پارٹی ۔۔۔ پاکستان عدالت پارٹی وجود میں آ چکی ہے؟ اعلی عدالتوں کا پا کستان کی سیاسی تاریخ میں ہمیشہ سے ایک کردار رہا ہے ۔ لیکن میڈیا کی طرح یہ کردار ہمیشہ پاکستانی ایسٹبلشمنٹ کے
Army vs politicians…..who is the winner this time? – by Faiz Aman: Posted By: Farhad Jarral The cases of corruption against the politicians have been started once again as according to the plan of the forces who are against the democratic process in Pakistan since 1958. Once again same situation and
Playing the Corruption Card – by Anas Muhammad: By Anas Muhammad On 12 October 1999, General Prevez Musharraf ouster the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in a non violent military coup. The reason given by Musharraf was the rampant corruption under Nawaz Sharifs regime. Although the
16 December 1971 and 2009: two days of infamy: By Omar Khattab On 16 December 1971, the Pakistan army led by the cruelest and most criminal generals of the time surrendered to the Indian army after a war which the former could not sustain even for two weeks.
NAB to re-open cases against Nawaz Sharif, family and other leaders of PML-N: Here is an unexpected development of the Supreme Court’s decision against the NRO. We at LUBP condemn the lopsided accountability of politicians while the Supreme Court remains silent on innumerable charges of corruption against many serving and retired officers
If politicians have the “Sindh Card”, “Islam Card” etc, army has the “India Card”: The travails of our democracy —Munir Attaullah The days of direct military rule are now probably over. Even though nothing is certain in unpredictable Pakistan, every passing day makes it more and more likely that the public will resist
Will General Kayani care to save the young, impressionable soldiers from the pro-Taliban brainwashing?: Abracadabra! By Kamran Shafi Tuesday, 15 Dec, 2009 We must make efforts to ensure that the impressionable minds of our soldiers are not tainted by visions of heaven that we saw lately in our press. –Photo by AP And
AHRC Statement: Corruption cases against Generals, Air Marshals and Admirals are the test of an independent judiciary: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AHRC-STM-241-2009 December 8, 2009 – A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission PAKISTAN: Corruption cases against Generals, Air Marshals and Admirals are the test of an independent judiciary Successive governments and courts are conspicuously
Aye rah-e-haq ke shaheedo: Names of army men and their kin killed by Taliban in the Rawalpindi mosque attack: Following are the names of the senior army officials and their kin killed in the terrorist attack at a mosque in Rawalpindi’s Parade Lane on Friday
Democracy in Pakistan is challenged by the champions of "National Security": Wise or unwise, the bill must not become the basis for fresh cleavages between the army and the political opposition on one side and the government on the other. Corps commanders express concern over Kerry-Lugar By Iftikhar A. Khan
The legal challenge facing Pakistan Army in its war against Taliban and Al Qaeda: The legal challenge By Ahmer Bilal Soofi Saturday, 03 Oct, 2009 LET’S reflect on a likely situation during military operations. Take the Rah-i-Rast operation in the north-west as a case in point — military personnel advance to gain
Pakistan army showing the true way to treat Taliban: Give the devil its due! It seems that the jihadi and sectarian killers, suicide bombers, human butcherers namely Taliban (or Sipah-e-Sahaba or Lashkar-e-Taiba or Lashkar-e-Jhangavi or Jaish-e-Muahammad, and so on) are receiving justice Taliban style from Pakistan
What is the ideology of Pakistan’s military?: The military’s ideologyBy Ayesha SiddiqaFriday, 25 Sep, 2009 (Dawn) PAKISTAN observers often wonder what the Pakistan military’s
Bridging the civil-military divide in Pakistan – by Talat Masood: Bridging the civil-military divide Monday, September 07, 2009Talat Masood The motive of former ISI and military officers in resurrecting past skeletons on the media still remains a mystery and subject of intense speculation. Although the revelations and counter incriminations
Services of General Zia-ul-Haq for Pakistan: A critical analysis by Wusatullah Khan خدماتِ ضیا الحق ! وسعت اللہ خان بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، اسلام آباد ضیا دور میں منطق کے شعبے میں بھی عظیم الشان کام ہوئے بہت لوگ کہتے ہیں کہ ضیا
This is how Pakistan Army serves the nation!!!: How Shujaat declined millions offered by Gen Beg Wednesday, September 02, 2009 By Rauf Klasra LONDON: Former caretaker prime minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain emerges as the only top politician of today’s Pakistan, who had the guts to say “NO”
Editorial: General Beg’s mess: Ex-army chief General Aslam Beg (Retd) gets bogged down in damning facts whenever he tries to fend off criticism of his past misdeeds. In the latest attack launched by an ex-ISI officer Brigadier Imtiaz Ahmad Billa (Retd), his tenure
Compared to what awaits the Pakistan Army in Waziristan, the Swat operation was a skirmish.: What lies in Waziristan Monday, August 31, 2009Zafar Hilaly Compared to what awaits the Pakistan Army in Waziristan, the Swat operation was a skirmish. There 30,000 Taliban wait to give battle. As fighters, they are matchless and have few
The PPP Government audits the defence budget; Nawaz Sharif proposes reconciliation with India: Defence budget details provided to parliament Monday, 24 Aug, 2009 Such comprehensive details about the budgets of the army, air force and navy have been provided for the first time to the parliament, said informed sources. – File photo
A tribute to Shaheed Colonel Tahir Iqbal killed by Takfiri Deobandi terrorists in Waziristan – by Tanveer Qaiser Shahid: Sunday, 28 June 2009: In North Waziristan agency, three army officers among 16 soldiers were killed in an attack by the Taliban terrorists on the Wucha Bibi-bound convoy of security forces at Inzar Kas area. Officers who embraced shahadat