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North Waziristan

Living in the land of the dead

Death has come to mean more than life in our country. The bitter quarrel over martyrdom continues, following the declaration by Syed Munawar Hassan, the chief of the Jamaat-e-Islami, that soldiers killed while fighting the Taliban are not…

The Fog Of Peace

Many narratives led to the decisions taken at the APC. These narratives have resulted in what one could call the fog of peace, since they have misguided many and created nothing but confusion. The main narrative that has been propagated is…

Deadly Confusion

Not long after a general, a lieutenant-colonel and a lance naik lost their lives to ‘our people in the tribal areas’ or ‘the stakeholders’, we have seen the utter monstrosity of the carnage in a Peshawar church. After the killing of our…

An Anything Goes Society

While some are celebrating the peaceful transfer of power from one elected civilian regime to another, many feel their stomachs churning. We claim to exalt noble ideals, honesty, justice, transparency and truth in government and, at the…

The Times That Await US

The seeds that we have sown, and some scattered by the howling winds. What will come of this? Of what shape the future when another foreign army, drinking from the cup of humiliation, leaves that graveyard of imperial ambitions,…

From Cairo With A Caveat

Angry about the near total absence of public security, the desperate state of the economy and an increase in sectarian tensions...” Stop! Is this Pakistan? Every word in the sentence is true of our present state of crumble. Actually, it’s…

We Are At War

Until the late 1970s Shias and Sunnis lived in complete harmony in this country. There were sporadic, minor incidents of Shia-Sunni violence but generally there was no hostility between the two sects. Muharram was sacred for Sunnis as well.…

The Shadow Over Pakistan

The Soviet pullout from Afghanistan in 1989 was a triumph for our military establishment. The ISI and the Zia regime, while not solely responsible for that outcome, had helped bring it about. But the American pullout from Afghanistan, now…