Tag: Rahimullah Yusufzai

  • وزیراعظم نواز شریف طالبان کے سامنے پھر بھیڑ

    وزیراعظم نواز شریف طالبان کے سامنے پھر بھیڑ

    تحریر: ندیم سعید مذہبی شدت پسندوں جنہیں پاکستان میں اجتماعی طور پر طالبان کہا جاتا ہے ایک ایسی ریاست مخالف طاقت بن چکے ہیں جس سے لڑنے سے ریاستی ادارے اور بیشتر سیاسی جماعتیں کتراتی ہیں۔ انہیں خوش رکھنے کی حکمت عملی ریاست کو کھوکھلا کر رہی ہے اور وہ اتنے دلیر ہوتے جا رہے […]

  • Female suicide bombers: A Farhat Hashmi production

    Related article: Dr Farhat Hashmi: Cultivating Al Qaeda in Muslim women کیا اب خواتین، خودکش حملے کریں گی؟ رحیم اللہ یوسف زئی پاکستان کے قبائلی علاقوں مہمند اور باجوڑ میں عسکریت پسندوں کے حملوں کی نئی لہر، جس میں پاکستان کی پہلی خاتون خودکش بمبار بھی شامل ہے اس حقیقت کی مظہر ہے کہ تحریک […]

  • Faisal Shahzad’s case: Do Pakistani Taliban (TTP) have the reach? – by Rahimullah Yusufzai

    Does TTP have the reach? Pakistan has again been thrust into the limelight, particularly the Pakistani Taliban and Waziristan, following the arrest of Faisal Shahzad, the 30-year-old Pakistani-American accused of the failed New York car-bombing. The fallout of the Afghan conflict, coupled with Pakistan’s internal problems, has destabilised our country and the region and will […]

  • The case for Pakhtunkhwa – by Rahimullah Yusufzai

    The debate on renaming the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) is serious business because it concerns the identity of its people and their place in the federation of Pakistan. However, the direction it has taken is sometimes comical, and at best uninformed and politicised. Coining a new name for the province has become a favourite pastime […]

  • Qari Hussain, the top trainer of suicide bombers of Sipah-e-Sahaba and Taliban

    Qari Hussain, the chief instructor of suicide bombers (Ustad-e-Fidayeen) If the killing of Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone attack is confirmed, it could set off a new power struggle within the Tehrik-eTaliban Pakistan, which may conclude with the naming of Qari Hussain, the chief instructor of suicide bombers, as the new Pak-Taliban chief, according […]

  • Good Taliban… Where are they?

    A Formidable Enemy The Pakistan Army faces a tough battle ahead as the ‘good’ Taliban join forces with the ‘bad’ Taliban and scrap peace deals. By Rahimullah Yusufzai The two-month old military campaign against the militants in the NWFP has now expanded to newer and more dangerous places, such as South Waziristan. This

  • Are Pakistani Taliban and jihadis agents of CIA, RAW etc?

  • Rahimullah Yusufzai: Swat operation and the fallout beyond

    Though the armed forces are carrying out operations against Taliban primarily in Swat, Buner and Lower Dir, the fallout of the action in neighbouring districts and beyond should remain a matter of concern. Dislocated from their bases and scattered

  • Can Mehsud be captured now? Rahimullah Yusufzai

    By Rahimullah Yusufzai Baitullah Mehsud, a larger-than-life figure from the tribal region of South Waziristan, continues to draw attention on the world stage. Recently, Time magazine named him in its annual list of the 100 most influential persons in the world. And a few

  • And now there is Tehrik-e-Taliban Balochistan: Takfiri Deobandis reach Balochistan – by Rahimullah Yusufzai

    And now there is Tehrik-e-Taliban Balochistan! Wednesday, March 04, 2009By Rahimullah Yusufzai PESHAWAR: Pakistani Taliban have now surfaced in Balochistan by organising themselves under the banner of Tehrik-e-Taliban Balochistan. Engineer Asad, claiming to be its spokesman, said in a phone call from an undisclosed location in Balochistan that their organisation had no link with the […]

  • Rahimullah Yusufzai: Swat: signs that inspire hope

    Swat deal raises questions about the definition and concept of sharia to be implemented.— Reuters/File Photo Swat: signs that inspire hope Saturday, February 21, 2009 by Rahimullah Yusufzai Maulana Sufi Mohammad has once again been tasked to perform a familiar role. He is trying to persuade militants in Swat to drop their guns and go […]

  • ‘Intense, focused and targeted’: The third phase of the military operations in Swat

    ‘Intense, focused and targeted’Saturday, February 07, 2009by Rahimullah Yusufzai Unlike the earlier two phases of the military operations in Swat in 2007 and 2008, the latest one initiated in late January is being praised by the ANP-PPP government in the NWFP and sections of the population opposed to the militants. The more discerning elements of […]

  • The real task before Holbrooke – by Rahimullah Yusufzai

    The real task before Holbrooke Saturday, January 24, 2009 Rahimullah Yusufzai The writer is resident editor of The News in Peshawar By naming top-ranking diplomat Richard Holbrooke as the US special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, the administration of President Barack Obama has decided to adopt a new and more focused approach to a

  • Rahimullah Yusufzai: Afzal Khan Lala of ANP vows to stay in Swat despite fresh attack

    Afzal Khan Lala vows to stay in Swat despite fresh attack Seeks arms for village militias to fight militants Monday, January 12, 2009 by Rahimullah Yusufzai PESHAWAR: Despite one more attack by militants on his house on Saturday, elderly politician Mohammad Afzal Khan is determined to stay put in his native Swat and organise resistance […]

  • Taliban rule the roost in Swat through FM radio – By Rahimullah Yusufzai

    Taliban rule the roost in Swat through FM radio Monday, January 05, 2009 (The News) By Rahimullah Yusufzai PESHAWAR: Most people in Swat are becoming regular listeners of the FM radio channel run by the Maulana Fazlullah-led Swati

  • Kidnappings of Afghan and Iranian diplomats as terrorist strategy – By Rahimullah Yusufzai and Daily Times

    Kidnappings in NWFP – By Rahimullah Yusufzai Saturday, November 15, 2008 Our fourth-floor office in a tall building gave us a vantage position to watch the fireworks in the nearby Qayyum Stadium, named after the NWFP’s late chief minister and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s controversial interior minister Khan Abdul Qayyum Khan. It was a perfect setting. […]

  • Drone Attacks on Pakistan, Syria shows the way to Pakistan – by Rahimullah Yusufzai

    Saturday, November 08, 2008 The writer is resident editor of The News in Peshawar The way the Syrian government and people reacted to a recent US military raid on a village in Syria near the Iraqi border forced one to reflect on the Pakistani reaction to similar American incursions into its territory. Obviously, the Syrians […]

  • Jirga to nowhere – by Rahimullah Yusufzai

    Saturday, November 01, 2008 It was obvious from the beginning that the Pak-Afghan Joint Peace Jirga, which held its inaugural session with much fanfare in August 2007 in Kabul and its much-delayed sequel recently in Islamabad on October 27-28, stood little chance of resolving the long-standing conflicts in our region. Still the decision to hold […]

  • Drone attacks and ground assaults – By Rahimullah Yusufzai

    Drone attacks and ground assaults Saturday, October 25, 2008 Rahimullah Yusufzai Whether it was General Pervez Musharraf’s dictatorship or Asif Ali Zardari’s democratic set-up, the government came to the conclusion that it cannot afford to antagonize the US by trying to attack the CIA-operated Predator planes that fly unchallenged over Pakistan’s tribal areas and frequently […]

  • The kidnapping of Farahi

    By Rahimullah Yusufzai Kidnapping for ransom is a flourishing business in Pakistan and not a day goes when a number of people aren’t kidnapped in different parts of the country. But the issue is highlighted when someone important is snatched or the kidnappers make political demands such as release of people detained by the government. […]