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Farooq Hameed Khan

Whither Security?

After the DI Khan disaster, the loss of police officers in Quetta, the targeted killings in Balochistan and the attack on the ISI’s Sukkur centre, is the government waiting for some even greater national catastrophe before it finally…

Victor’s Justice?

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s announcement to invoke Article 6 against Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf provided a welcome break to the honeymoon-turned-nightmare that the newly-elected PML-N government experienced since assuming power. From budget…

Kayani’s Olive Branch

Islamabad is all set to welcome Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as the country’s prime minister for the third time, more than 13 years after the October 12, 1999 military takeover. The nation awaits a changed and determined Nawaz Sharif with the…

Black Saturday

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s recent remark that the country witnessed a looting spree because thieves had got together aptly described the ‘loot’ culture that became the hallmark of the past five years. Former Prime Minister…

Trapped?

It must have been a moment of distress for General (r) Pervez Musharraf, when a shoe was hurled at him in the premises of the Sindh High Court. Never before has a former president of Pakistan – also a former army chief in this case –, been…

Justice Or Revenge?

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) set up in Bangladesh in 2010 by Prime Minister Hasina Wajid’s Awami League government, sentenced Abdul Quader Mollah, a senior Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader, to life imprisonment on February 5 for…

Winning Back The Baloch

After the stern warning by the Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry that Balochistan’s worsening security situation warranted imposition of a state of emergency, Prime Minister Gilani embarked on long-awaited visit to Quetta, his first…

Leaders Without Dignity

In a democracy, the prime minister would have resigned in reaction to contempt-of-court charges against him. But in a sham democracy like ours and under a low-grade leadership whose members have no moral fibre, the humiliation and shame of…

Rejecting New US Consulates

The American efforts to gain a permanent foothold in Balochistan andSouth Punjabby establishing Consulates inQuettaandMultansuffered a serious blow after the opposition from Pakistani security establishment, especially after the Raymond…