Tag: Quetta Shura

  • Kharotabad: A Taliban safe haven in Quetta

    People in Kharotabad are living in constant fear of possible drone attacks in their neighbourhood, considering that over the past six months, the Afghan and local Taliban seemed to covet this part of Quetta as a veritable ‘vacation spot’. Every four months, Taliban fighters return from war fronts in Afghanistan and rent out dozens of […]

  • Of False Prophets and their recipe for Disaster (Part I) – by Rusty Walker

       Even a basic understanding of the Jinnah Institute (JI) report and the related testimony to Congress by Moeed Yusuf of the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) should make certain things very obvious to Pakistanis, Americans and the global community: the report is grossly misleading, and written by the False Prophets tasked with reinforcing the propaganda of […]

  • Liberal façade of strategic depth — I —Farhat Taj

      At least three of the ‘elite’ who contributed to the controversial report, ‘Pakistan, the United States and the End Game in Afghanistan: Perceptions of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Elite’, by Jinnah Institute (JI) and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) have come out to defend it in the face of growing criticism: Humayun Khan, […]

  • ‘Good Taliban, bad Taliban’: the ISI’s perspective

    By Hakim Hazik There are two kinds of Taliban. The good ones live in Quetta. They are cuddly and roly-poly. They have generous and reassuring paunches, symbolic of the glory of Islam. They sit on hand woven carpets with intricate designs, using round pillows to support their staid behinds. They have tea with the Corps […]