Shiraz Paracha Archive

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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