براؤزنگ زمرہ

Ayaz Wazir

Fata’s Voice – Ayaz Wazir

"Fata has no voice" - this is what Governor Mehtab Ahmed Khan said at the time of taking oath as the 27th governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the federally administered tribal areas (Fata). He then qualified that by committing himself to…

Ghani’s Test’ – Ayaz Wazir

Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, the president of Afghanistan, will be paying his first visit to Pakistan in the next few days. This will be his second visit to a neighbouring country, the first having been China where he went after taking over as…

The Afghanistan Make Over – Ayaz Wazir

Turmoil-ridden Afghanistan entered a new phase of its political life on September 29, 2014 with Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai taking over as president after he signed an agreement with his arch rival, Abdullah Abdullah for the formation of a…

Waziristan Forgotten – Ayaz Wazir

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was shown on TV on Eid day, touring the flood affected areas in Punjab assuring people there that their destroyed houses will be rebuilt and compensation for other losses paid by the government. His younger…

The Afghan Deadlock – Ayaz Wazir

The recently held elections in Afghanistan, conducted in a comparatively peaceful atmosphere, were interpreted by many as a crushing blow if not outright defeat for the Taliban and their ideology. The first round was completed without…

As The End Approaches – Ayaz Amir

The time may have come for speculation and pointless academic discussions about what is constitutional and what is not to cease. Fast-moving developments with which the media can barely keep pace point to one conclusion: the end of the road…

Were Things Really So Bad? – Ayaz Wazir

Three interesting but important news items have appeared in the press in the last few days with regard to the military operation in North Waziristan. In one it was mentioned that 400 militants had been killed, the other declared that 80…