Archive for February 2016

Role of MQM in Baldia Town Tragedy

Feb 29th, 2016 | By

By Sarah Khan More than three years have passed after the tragic inferno at Baldia Town but culprits remain unidentified much like most of the other cases in the country which involves crimes by influential political workers. Such is the irony with regards to the country’s worst industrial disaster that the investigation has yet to

The Tale of F-16s and the Indian Grudges – l l

Feb 29th, 2016 | By

By Sohail Parwaz Now the question arises as to why US is offering Pakistan F16s? An easy answer known to any sane person remains that Pakistan is a key player in the region (whether the Indians like it or not). Its known to all and sundries that if the Afghan Taliban, at all listen to

Conspiracy Against the Conspirator Himself, What an Irony

Feb 29th, 2016 | By

  By Ishaal Zehra On February 22, 2016 nearly all the media carried the same headlines quoting Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India as saying, “(Some people) could not digest the simple fact as to how a tea vendor went on to become Prime Minister. This has not gone down well with them… their

Pakistan’s Approach towards Saudi-Iran Rift

Feb 24th, 2016 | By

By:    Aasef Chauhdry There is not a single piece of land on earth where one can see the peace prevailing. However, ironically, the Muslim countries are the most affected areas, which is quite surprising and disturbing as well. It appears as if there are greater plans to keep the Muslim Ummah under the war clouds and

Peaceful Balochistan: Need of the Day

Feb 22nd, 2016 | By

By       Aasef Chauhdry Dr Mannan Baloch, a senior leader of the banned Baloch Liberation Front (BLF), and four other suspected militants were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Mastung on 30 January 2016. Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti, while addressing a press conference at the Chief Minister Secretariat Quetta the next

 India’s Offensive-Defensive Doctrine

Feb 22nd, 2016 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat   Since the leader of the ruling party BJP Narendra Modi became Prime Minister of India, various developments like unprecedented rise of Hindu extremism, persecution of minorities, forced conversions of other religious minorities into Hindus, ban on beef and cow slaughter, inclusion of Hindu religious books in curriculum, creation of war-like situation

Kashmir: What Next?

Feb 18th, 2016 | By

By Sohail Parwaz It was back in October 2003 when a young Palestinian girl, Hinadi, did not go to college, in the morning. However, in the evening, she left her home with a bag in her hand. After three hours, people heard about an explosion in an Israeli hotel in the town where more than

Samjhotha Express Incident

Feb 18th, 2016 | By

By Tariq Rizwan Samjhota incident that occurred on the night of 18 and 19 Feb 2007 is remembered as the most horrible one in the history of Indo Pakistan conspiracy game, started from partition days in 1947, when thousands of Hindus and Muslim were killed ruthlessly by the extremists. In 2007, the India Pakistan Samjhotha

Saudi pressure

Feb 17th, 2016 | By

  By Moeed Yusuf The writer is a foreign policy expert based in Washington, DC. That Pakistan has thus far managed to steer clear of the fires in the Middle East is no less than a miracle. The Pakistani government dodged the Saudi request for direct involvement in Yemen last year. But this pressure will

India’s Rock ’N’ Roll Approach To Guarding Its Nuclear Sites

Feb 16th, 2016 | By

By Adrian Levy And R.   On October 8, 2014, Head Constable Vijay Singh awoke before dawn in Kalpakkam, India, and scurried across the ocher gravel outside the constabulary barracks at the Madras Atomic Power Station, “looking like the monsoon was about to break,” as a grounds sweeper later recalled. Singh was one of 620 paramilitary officers in the country’s Central Industrial