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Talat Farooq

Securing Pakistan

Hakeemullah Mehsud, the self-confessed killer of thousands of men, women and children, soldiers and police has finally been droned into oblivion. As far as earthly judgement is concerned, one can philosophise that those who live by bombings…

Trusting The Enemy

In his recent interview with the Daily Telegraph Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif emphasised his “mandate for peace with India.” Asserting that the arms race must end and outstanding issues be resolved through peaceful means if “we have to…

Dronespeak

The Geneva Conventions developed in 1949 codified general principles for aerial bombardment, in particular the need to discriminate between combatants and civilians and for attacks to be proportional to their expected operational gain. The…

Words And Violence

In his reaction to Altaf Hussain’s controversial statement – that Karachi should be separated from Pakistan if the MQM mandate is not acceptable – the British High Commissioner Adam Thomson emphasised British zero tolerance for such…

Questioning Ideology

There is renewed interest in questions of Islamic ideology and the ideology of Pakistan following the implementation of the concepts of ‘sadiq’ and ‘ameen’ as per ROW (returning officers’ wisdom). In this regard one would like to ask some…

Kargil Lows

Gen (r) Shahid Aziz’s effort to ‘disclose’ an open secret has brought the Kargil conflict back into focus. Finding out who knew what and to what extent is certainly important. However, it is equally important to ask whether the operation…

Pak-US Ties In 2012

A series of crises in 2011 set the tone for US-Pakistan interaction in 2012; these included Raymond Davis’ shooting of two Pakistanis and Bin Laden’s killing. However, it was the Salala tragedy that proved to be the final straw with…

I Have A Drone

International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic of Stanford Law School (Stanford Clinic) and the Global Justice Clinic at New York University School of Law (NYU Clinic) have conducted research into the trauma suffered by Pakistani…