Pakistan Army Archive

بلڈی سویلین – از نعمان عالم: جس ملک میں اکیالیس سال فوج کی حکمرانی رہی ہو ، اور پچیس سال جمہوریت کے دستانے میں سیاستدانوں کی ہارس ٹریڈنگ میں بھی جرنیلوں کا ہاتھ رہا ہو ، وہاں آپ فوج کو ” محترم ” گاۓ نہیں
The APC’s ‘document of surrender’ – S Iftikhar Murshed:   The participants in the All-Parties Conference convened by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday in Islamabad were probably not even aware of the symbolical significance of the day. On September 9, 2001, suicide terrorism, which was extremely rare
Murderers must not be released: TTP hands over list of prisoners to govt – by Zulfiqar Ali/Tahir Khan: “We feel that certain secular elements, some retired generals and security personnel, are opposing the talks and are making attempts to foil the process,” says Taliban leader Ehsanullah Ehsan. PHOTO: AFP/FILE ISLAMABAD / DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)
Zardari – by M Ziauddin: The writer is Executive Editor of The Express Tribune Zardari had entered the presidency with lots and lots of baggage. “Mr 10 per cent” is Pakistan’s president, the world mocked. Being the single biggest beneficiary of his wife’s death,
The Saudi Arabian Salafi winter casts its dark shadow over Egypt: Pakistan is next: In an article dated October12 2011 LUBP asserted that the Arab Spring was in fact the Saudi Arabian Winter. We saw further evidence with the brutal murder of Ambassador Stevens. Now we see the emergence of a Salafi government backed
اور حساب کیسے برابر ہوا؟ – از جاوید سومرو: سخت گرمیوں کی وہ دوپہر میرے ذہن کے کسی کونے میں آج بھی محفوظ ہے جب اچانک میرے پرائمری سکول میں میرے استاد نے بھرائی ہوئی آواز میں کہا کہ بچوں سکول کی چھٹی ہوگئی ہے اور آپ سب
Nawaz Sharif: a sloppy start to national security – by Dr Mohammad Taqi:   Without a holistic strategy addressing Afghanistan, India and also the United States, Mr Sharif cannot even begin to solve the domestic terrorism problem Two months into his third stint, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his core team’s handling
14 August Time for Freedom Again – by Bahadar Ali Khan: Six decades ago, we achieved freedom from Britain. But the habits of the slaves don’t die overnight. Over the years following independence we got busy with hunt for a new master. Among two available choices we picked one, the
Sitting ducks – by Kamran Shafi: The writer is a columnist, a former major of the Pakistan Army and served as press secretary to Benazir Bhutto. For, we too are floating about merrily, unaware that we are plumb in the sights of a dangerous,
Collective Amnesia – by Khadim Hussain: A scene from Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Nobel Prize winning novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, has vaguely remained my memory for a long time. The scene is about a gun battle  in 1967 between liberals and conservatives in Macondo
دال میں کچھ کالا یا پوری دال ہی کالی ؟: ایک عجیب و غریب واقعہ جو ڈیرہ اسماعیل خان میں پیش آچکا ہے جہاں پر 150 لوگ چار گھنٹے شہر کے اندر، جیل کے اردگرد باردوی سرنگیں بچھا کر، بڑے ہتھیار سے مسلح ہوکر حملہ آور ہوتے ہيں اور
We must face our demons – by Kamran Shafi: The writer is a columnist, a former major of the Pakistan Army and served as press secretary to Benazir Bhutto It is quite incredible that though we are in our late-ish sixties, both our country and its people
ہائے اس زود پشیمان کا پشیمان ہونا: ڈیرہ جیل پر حملہ اور ہماری بے بسی – از اجمل جامی: ارادہ تو یہ تھا کہ ممنون و مشکورنو منتخب صدر کے حوالے سے کچھ معلومات قارئین تک پہنچائی جاتیں۔ اور پھرپنجاب کے متوقع گورنر جناب چوہدری سرور بارے بھی کچھ ‘شگوفے’ بکھیرے جاتے لیکن ڈیرہ اسماعیل خان میں جیل
Is This The Pakistan That Jinnah Wanted ? – Pakistani Meem: Pakistan came into being on 14th August, 1947, it was a dream come true, the Muslims were jubilant to secure a separate homeland for themselves where they would be free from the subjugation of a majority, Pakistan was created
Ahmadi Soldier killed in line of duty buried with full military honours in Rabwah: An Ahmadi SOLDIER who died fighting the Taliban in the Tirah Valley was buried in Rabwah with full military honors. Qaiser Naveed Bhatti, 24 of Chak 23 District Nankana died in a firefight with the the Taliban in Tirah
ISI: Failing state within a state? – by Nadeem Saeed:   “The ISI, no wonder, has lost control over both violent jihadi militant extremists on the one hand and the CIA special operatives on the other”, this startling observation about Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency is made in a leaked
Pakistan and Egypt: Where Armies Rule – by Ayesha Siddiqa: ISLAMABAD — The July 3 coup that ousted Egypt’s first popularly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, reminds us that military putsches can happen anywhere. Egypt and Pakistan have political similarities. Both have powerful and predatory armies, are heavily militarized and
Pasha’s Abbottabad briefing: the ISI chief found faults with everyone: Former Inter-Services Intelligence director general, Lt Gen (r) Ahmed Shuja Pasha, launched a salvo of allegations against anyone he could when he appeared before the commission probing into the US’ Abbottabad raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May
Double Bind (Part 1) – by Waseem Altaf: While addressing 123rd PMA Long Course at Kakul, Abbotabad, on 23rd April 2011, General Kayani, the COAS informed that the backbone of terrorists had been broken. One thousand meters away in a fort-like structure, master terrorist Osama Bin Laden
In foreign hands – by Baloch Faryad and Nauroz Marri: It is not uncommon to come across an amalgam of politicians, analysts and journalists on national media posing and answering such vexing questions as what is happening in Balochistan and  who is fueling the current unrest in Balochistan. Before
Akhtar Mengal admits foreign involvement in Balochistan – by Qaiser Butt: “The Baloch militants consider me a traitor while the security establishment also treats me as an enemy, I’m being targeted by both,” says Akhtar Mengal. ISLAMABAD: Balochistan has been bleeding since 2004. Successive governments tried to stem the bleeding –
To the Amir Hakimullah Mehsud – Ayaz Amir:   Respected Amir Sahib, we have no quarrel with you. The areas under your command, where the righteous flag of the Taliban flies, we ceded control of a long time ago, and we have learned to live with the
شیعہ نسل کشی اور پاکستانی حکومت اور ایجنسیوں کی بے حسی – از حق گو: سی این بی سی چینل پہ  شیعہ نسل کشی کے حوالے سے ہونے والے ایک پروگرام میں علامہ حسن ظفر نقوی نے ملت شیعہ پاکستان کے مسائل کو اجاگر کرنے کے ساتھ ساتھ پاکستان کی سیاسی جماعتوں اور ایجنسیوں کی
Cross-party group of MPs in the UK condemn bomb attack as over 30 are killed in Quetta, Pakistan:   Editors Note: LUBP appreciates the call for action on the issue of Shia Genocide in Pakistan with special attention to the Shia Hazara community by cross-party British MPs’ Iain Stewart and John Denham. The Chair and Secretary of the Hazara
No evidence on who is doing bombings – by Riaz Malik Hajjaji: Editors note: It appears the State organs of Pakistan fully subscribe to the insightful analysis by Syed Riaz Al Malik Hajjaji. Just because a facist organization plans, repeatedly announces, admits and takes ownership of killing the shia community. This
نواز شریف کے نام محمد حنیف کا کھلا خط: پاکستان مسلم لیگ (ن) کے سربراہ میاں نواز شریف چودہ سال بعد تیسری بار پاکستان کے وزیر اعظم بن گئے ہیں۔ اس عرصے میں انھوں نے قید تنہائی کاٹی، جلاوطنی میں رہے، ایک بار ملک واپس آنے کی کوشش
PM Sharif’s convoy stopped to let Army chief pass – by Shahzad Raza: Who is the real power wielder in Pakistan: the Prime Minister or the Army chief? ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan witnessed a historic democratic transition, many in the county have started to believe that the days of military supremacy are over.
Pakistan’s elections mean that liberals are a minority of defeated infidels – by Mahpara Qalandar: Pakistan’s national elections of 11 May can be regarded as one of the bloodiest and most one-sided electoral exercise in the contemporary history of democracy. The day the election day was announced, the Taliban made a counter announcement: Those
Abduction, extortion, assassination: LeJ/ASWJ Islamofascism must triumph at all costs! – by Mahpara Qalandar: The latest acts of Islamofascist violence staged by the LeJ/ASWJ aka Taliban is the abduction of Ali Haider Gillani. The LeJ/ASWJ criminals attacked his political meeting, killed his secretary, seriously wounded his supporters, and carried him away. The kidnapping
Book Review : Where is the fountainhead of jihad? – by Dr Mohammad Taqi: Book Review: Fountainhead of Jihad: The Haqqani Nexus 1973-2012 Authors: Vahid Brown and Don Rassler Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Columbia University Press (March 26, 2013) Price: US$ 35 The general elections in Pakistan scheduled in ten days from now
تبلیغی اجتماع یا اجتماعی فرار – از وسیم الطاف: راولپنڈی اور اسلام آباد کے سنگم پہ واقع کیرج فیکٹری کے قریب ایک کھلی جگہ پہ آج تبلیغی جماعت کا سہ روزہ اجتماع آخری دعا کے ساتھ اختتام پذیر ہوا جس میں امت مسلمہ کی سربلندی اور یہود و
Some thoughts on General Kayani’s Islam, Pakistan statement – by Abbas Nasir and Wajahat Masood: REGARDLESS of its success, for several years the army saw the defence of the country’s territorial integrity as its primary job and didn’t see itself as the guardian of its ‘ideology’. Even then a succession of military leaders demonstrated
مشرف ، آرمی لمیٹڈ اور کاغذی شیر – از امام بخش: یار لوگوں نے جنرل مشرف کے بارے میں ایک قصہ مشہور کر رکھا ہے جسے لطیفہ کہنا زیادہ بہتر ہوگا کہ عنان اقتدار سنبھالنے کے چند دنوں بعد جنرل پرویز مشرف صحرائے تَھر میں آرمی کی طرف سےکُھدوائے جانے
Military takeoever and 18th amendment – by Pejamistri: One of the funniest question asked on Facebook the other day, not by a common man living somewhere in remote village of Dera Ghazi Khan, but by a very informed blogger, social activist and highly educated person living in
Left in the lurch – by Ali Arqam: The state is looking the other way The Awami National Party (ANP) campaign for the upcoming elections is going along the swaggering video statements and escalated bomb attacks by Taliban and nonchalant responses by the other political parties especially
Pashtun Genocide: Taliban’s relentless terrorism against ANP: While pro-Taliban parties like PTI, PML N and JUI F campaign freely, Pakistan’s oldest secular party, ANP is the daily victim of terrorist attacks. Two ANP leaders, dozens of its activists have been killed and scores wounded in the
NewYork Times: How a Single Spy Helped Turn Pakistan Against the United States:  The burly American was escorted by Pakistani policemen into a crowded interrogation room. Amid a clatter of ringing mobile phones and cross talk among the cops speaking a mishmash of Urdu, Punjabi and English, the investigator tried to decipher
A Pakistani paradigm shift may be in order: A step forward in an election year – by Rusty Walker:                     Your true liberty, you, as a person living in a nation of a diversified people, can only be assured personal freedoms through a massive election turn-out, bent on a
Should the Army or ISI be above criticism – by A Z: While commenting on my article 2013: A Highly Critical Year for Pakistan one dear friend has sounded as if we cannot criticize the ISI. I have always had a great respect for this friend as he is someone superior to
Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s silence on Pakistan army’s atrocities in Bangladesh – by Hasan Mujtaba: Veteran journsalist Hasan Mujtaba has written an excellent piece on the Pakistanis honoured by the Government of Bangladesh led by Awami league for their support to the people of bangladesh against the state of Pakistan when they were suffering