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Saleem Safi

Dialogue To Nowhere – Saleem Safi

Apparently there are two sides engaged in the dialogue, the government of Pakistan and the Taliban. However, the hidden multiplicity and its consequences are essential to understand for any logical analysis of the situation. To start with,…

Chronology Of A Disaster

The July 30 D I Khan jailbreak orchestrated by Taliban militants to release some 250 of their associates is not an isolated incident. The episode proves the analysis that the writ of the state is being eroded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well.…

Nawaz And The Military

It is time we looked at and analysed the interesting consistency and change that are both part of the Nawaz Sharif we see today. As far as consistency is concerned, Nawaz’s open-door policy on electable candidates, his dependence on a…

Zardari, Nawaz And The Factors

Unfortunately, external forces exercise an unjustifiable influence on Pakistan’s internal issues and politics. By external forces here I do not mean only the Unites States but also Britain, other European countries and the international…

The March Of The Khan

The tribal areas of Pakistan are called “Bazo-y Shamsheer Zen” (an arm armed with a sword) due to their history and geopolitics. North Waziristan could rightly be termed the heart of these tribal areas, and South Waziristan their mind. I…

Learning From The Jews

Germany, France, the US and even Russia cannot take a single political, economic, strategic or military decision that hurts Israel, or the Jews. The Holocaust has no direct link with sacred books, religion or respected personalities of…

Future Indefinite

Standing alongside S M Krishna, Hina Rabbani Kher again voiced Pakistan’s determination to learn from past and to forget its negative legacy. No doubt this statement, a solution to almost all bilateral issues, has till now not really been…

The Chinese Prototype

Pakistan’s Minister for Railways, Haji Ghulam Bilour is one of the true followers of veteran Pashtun politician Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, popularly known as Bacha Khan. Bilour is known to share anecdotes and sayings of Bacha Khan with…

Meaningful Conference

In reality, neither are US marines approaching Pakistan nor are we being attacked from Afghanistan. However, the concerns of the MQM leadership are not baseless. Pakistan is indeed faced with a critical situation. There is complex labyrinth…

Obama And Pakistan

The New York Times’s chief Washington correspondent David Sanger’s books have stirred up quit an issue: “The Inheritance” for example has been a center of heated discussions among foreign policy gurus; and his latest account “Confront and…