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Imran Khan

NA-1: The Tsunami Breaker

By the morning of May 12, the PTI’s tsunami had officially swept through Peshawar valley. This was a victory that was mostly at the expense of the ANP, thus prompting many to declare it to be a spent force – the strongest proof of which was…

Terror, Corruption And The ANP

The Awami National Party (ANP) began its campaign with the slogan ‘pur amn Pakistan’. However, in the aftermath of the attack on the Bilours of Peshawar, an unofficial slogan came to the fore and has since taken over – ‘watan ya kafan’…

Dealing With The Devil

If the loss of a Pakistani life is the ultimate damage inflicted upon this country, then the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been far more devastating than any other enemy of Pakistan. Whether it’s burning buses carrying Shias,…

TTP’s Most Lethal Weapon

Denialistanis’ are all around us, they look, walk and talk like us. Most have a green passport and quite a few have maroon and blue ones as well. But what sets ‘denialistanis’ apart from the rest is the way in which they process bad news;…

Let’s Give Peace A Chance

When I first floated the idea of the Peace March to Waziristan, there were many sceptics who were apprehensive as to its impact. But, within a very short span of time, I have been amazed at the increase in support that the idea has…

Owning A War

Corruption, illiteracy, epidemics, and fiscal constraints are typical third world problems – problems that Pakistan is no exception to. But one problem that sets us apart from the rest is the unbridled and ever-increasing incidence of…

Lunar Legitimacy

Having grown up in Peshawar, in an extended family comprising both Barelvis and Deobandis, I can hardly remember a time when the whole family celebrated Eidul Fitr on the same day. The annual spoiling of Chhoti Eid is not a small loss,…