Tag: Shiraz Paracha

  • An absolutely stunning example of how the BBC tries to manipulate the terms of debate and subvert reality

    An absolutely stunning example of how the BBC tries to manipulate the terms of debate and subvert reality

      Give me a King Abdullah, a Prince Khalifa or a King Salman any day! These and other elected Sheikhs of the GCC put the L into Liberal and are leading some of the most Gay-friendly societies on the planet. They even have a transgender Foreign Minister but don’t know about it. Yet. The Democratic […]

  • Political and social polarization in Europe – by Shiraz Paracha

    Political and social polarization in Europe – by Shiraz Paracha

      At the dawn of this century the Western world faces new challenges. Western dominated political and economic world order appears to be failing. There are questions about the finality of Western political thought, discourses and the Western way of life. These are big but dangerous questions and need to be addressed wisely. Global citizens […]

  • National Interest – by Shiraz Paracha

    National Interest – by Shiraz Paracha

      I have publicly shared my reservation on Cyril Almedia’s story. In my professional opinion, the story was a piece of clumsy journalism. Till date, the Dawn newspaper has not shared any evidence of the claims made in its story about the meeting on the national security. The newspaper also failed to include the government’s […]

  • The union of South and central Asia (USCA) – Shiraz Paracha

    The union of South and central Asia (USCA) – Shiraz Paracha

      The death and destruction in name of nation state has taught the West to discard the narrow concept of nation state, however, in some parts of the world, the West is encouraging separatist movements and ethnic groups which aspire to create new states driven by ethnicity. The idea of ethnocentric nation states is a […]

  • Extraordinary step, extraordinary case – by Shiraz Paracha

    Extraordinary step, extraordinary case – by Shiraz Paracha

    The National Assembly and the Senate have approved the 21 amendment to the Constitution giving military courts legitimacy. This extraordinary legislation may help in resolving an extraordinary case. Few weeks ago, journalist Sohail Warraich was quoted saying that Benazir Bhutto’s alleged murders had stayed at Maulana Sami-ul-Haq’s Madrassa in Akora Khattak. Presumably, they were there […]

  • Terrorism and Pakistani dilemmas – by Shiraz Paracha

    Terrorism and Pakistani dilemmas – by Shiraz Paracha

    The planners of the Army Public School attack are not crazy fanatics. They are intelligent, cold and calculated warriors on a mission. The December 16, 2014, attack in Peshawar is similar to the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India. By attacking an army school the planners and executers wanted maximum impact. They knew that Children’s deaths […]

  • The big question – by Shiraz Paracha

    The big question – by Shiraz Paracha

      Imran Khan claims to build ‘Naya Pakistan’, however, he has not provided practical solutions to complex internal and external challenges of Pakistan. He does not seem to have a tangible blueprint of his ‘Naya Pakistan’. After the 18th amendment the provinces have the authority to do many things for peoples’ welfare but the PTI […]

  • Another December 16 is approaching – Shiraz Paracha

    Another December 16 is approaching – Shiraz Paracha

    Few unwise minds controlling Pakistan’s state institutions had committed crimes against humanity in Bangladesh between the 1960s and 70s, particularly, in 1971. The same institutions and their proxies played blood games in Afghanistan in the 1980s and 90s. Consequences of those foolish adventures are now haunting Pakistan. Recognizing and rectifying mistakes make individuals and nations […]

  • Shiraz Paracha relinquishes his services as KP CM’s media adviser and spokesman

    Shiraz Paracha relinquishes his services as KP CM’s media adviser and spokesman

    Peshawar. July 02, 2014. Shiraz Paracha Media Adviser and Spokesman for the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has formally relinquished his services. Since April this year, Mr. Paracha was inactive due to bureaucratic hurdles created for him by some in Peshawar and Islamabad. He had also stopped attending official meetings at the CM Secretariat and elsewhere. […]

  • Central Asia, battlefield of powers – By Shiraz Paracha

    Energy resources of Central Asia, the containment of Russian and Chinese influence in the region, and the monitoring of Iran are the main motives of the United States and the NATO presence in Afghanistan and in parts of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Moscow considers Central Asia as Russia’s backyard and to China, Central […]

  • The BBC World Service: A mouthpiece of the British establishment – By Shiraz Paracha

    On 24 September 2010, the BBC World Service television broadcast an interview with the US President Barack Hussein Obama in which the U.S. leader trashed the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his comments at the UN General Assembly the previous day. Not a U.S. news organization but the BBC provided Obama its platform to attack […]

  • Good Bye, McChrystal. Good Luck, Petraeus. “Thank You”, Obama- by Shiraz Paracha

    The U.S President Barak Hussein Obama has removed a senior general who made mockery of the civilian leadership and democracy while talking to a reporter. The general was fired within 48 hours after the President learnt about the general’s remarks. By dismissing a senior general, young Obama has sent a clear message to reckless men […]