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Ikram Sehgal

Private Security – Ikram Sehgal

The primary responsibility of the state being to provide overall security for the life and property of its citizens, private individuals, property owners and businesses look beyond the state to private security firms for their own…

Target The Corrupt – Ikram Sehgal

What good is a constitution that does not prevent the unscrupulous from looting the till? For a man whose children remain hungry, sick and uneducated, it is a meaningless piece of paper. The moral obligation to the downtrodden makes it…

A Aenuine Hero – Ikram Sehgal

According to a handout accompanying an excellent stamp taken out by the Pakistan Post Office (PPO) commemorating the renaming of PAF Base Mianwali, M M Alam was the “top gun of his own class, war hero, a committed professional, scholar par…

A window Of Opportunity – Ikram Sehgal

The TTP has been insisting till very recently that it represents all the groups committing terror in Pakistan. Only when the terrorist acts continued unabated after the negotiations started that the TTP (and its vocal sympathisers) changed…

Blowback – Ikram Sehgal

The major problem facing this country is the vacillation of the government in dealing decisively with the terrorists because of a fear of blowback in the urban areas if there is any major counter-insurgency operation in the mountains. The…

Non-Stop – Ikram Sehgal

The recent Islamabad attack highlights the fact that the TTP either has no control over most of its 30-plus factions (and certainly not on the 60 or so ones criminally inclined but existing under the cover name of the TTP), or worse the TTP…

Reviving PIA – Ikram Sehgal

As per my article, ‘Keep PIA flying’ (June 20, 2013), “Facing multiple crises simultaneously – most of them manmade – Pakistan's workforce and institutions remain amazingly resilient. Beset by extraordinary interference over the years, both…

Stretching The Truth – Ikram Sehgal

Besides the recent dastardly attacks on policemen and Rangers in Karachi, the TTP brutally beheaded 23 Frontier Corps men who had been in its custody in Afghanistan. Why are we talking to these sadistic murderers when they are not going to…

The Davos Challenge – Ikram Sehgal

his is Davos week, the annual summit of the World Economic Forum (WEF). My first visit to Davos was in January 1993 as part of the delegation accompanying the then prime minister, Mian Nawaz Sharif. The WEF was then not that strict about…

Ultimate Responsibility – Ikram Sehgal

No army in the world can stand by and tolerate continuing bad or criminal governance or both. The application of the doctrine of necessity does become necessary sometimes in unambiguous circumstances of ‘clear and present danger’ to the…