“ISI” the number one spy agency in the world!

Not admitting mistakes and putting the blame on others is the routine practice of our leaders and our military. Our military’s intelligence “ISI” that is in the line of fire these days, following their involvement in missing persons cases, has lived up to the reputation once again. They recently defended themselves in the Supreme Court...
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What about Taliban?

On 26th of November 2011, NATO forces attacked Pakistani check posts at Salala and 24 Pakistani soldiers in the onslaught and on January 05, 2012 Taliban slaughtered 15 personnel belonging to Frontier Constabulary, who were being held captive. While we have clearly redefined our relationship with NATO and especially the U.S., taking a stand on...
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The sketchy origins of a video

Recently a video has made waves which show some men in uniform killing a bunch of alleged terrorists by opening up uncontrolled fire on them. Some websites claim that the video has been shot in Swat while some claim it has been shot in Orakzai Agency. Such attempts have been made in past also. Pak...
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Project:fighting terrorism

When the National Reconstruction Bureau was formed in 1999, a friend remarked that now the Government of Pakistan also has an NGO funded by international donors. However ,it seems now the biggest project that the GOP is running is Project : fighting terrorism for which it spends money and gets reimbursed by the Government of...
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Exploding mangoes

Just finished reading Mohammad Hanif’s book A Case of Exploding Mangoes. After Mohsin Hamid’s Moth Smoke ( didn’t enjoy the Reluctant Fundamentalism as much) this is one book that we thoroughly enjoyed as like Moth Smoke Exploding Mangoes flows. The narration is engrossing and the way Hanif has succeeded in weaving the story line is...
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Ayesha Siddiqa responds to Mushraff

We were aproached by Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa to set the record straight after General Mushraff’s remarks on the book Military Inc:Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy. We are reproducing her statement here : In an interview on Business Plus General Parvez Musharraf stated that:  He perceives my book, “Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy” as a...
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