One Year Onwards

It has been a year since a private airliner crashed into the Margalla Hills in Islamabad, killing 152 passengers and crew. But the inquiry reports of the crash have still not been made public and the grieving relatives are still looking for answers. Findings from FIA and CAA investigations are present in the defense ministry,...
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A Tale of Two Countries

The bombing and shooting spree in Norway, resulting in above than 90 deaths was a very dark day in the country’s history. It is a stark reminder of how an unchecked rise of radical elements in any society, can afflict damage to its very foundations. While it should be clear to everyone that radicalism and...
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Difficult Partners

The relations between Pakistan and United States have perhaps dropped to their lowest level ever, in recent days. A senior U.S. official has termed Pakistan as a “very, very difficult partner”. Pakistan and U.S. are officially allies in the war on terror and both have been actively engaged in counter terrorism, but mistrust has turned...
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Safe Passage

Parachinar road is still not safe and the militancy is carrying on in Kurram Agency at full throttle. The authorities despite their reassurances and claims have failed to provide the security, which is the right of every citizen, whether in Parachinar, Karachi or Islamabad. Half hearted attempts to attain peace through dialogue with these terrorists...
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Irresponsible

A government spokesman in Islamabad termed U.S. Admiral Mike Mullens statement as “irresponsible”, in which he stated that the Pakistani Government had sanctioned Saleem Shahzad’s killing. One shudders to even think that this may be true; one prays that this is only be a misunderstanding. If this is true then it has defaced the nascent...
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Unchecked and Unconcerned

In recent days Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) have been brazenly distributing pamphlets within the Federal Capital, instigating military officers to instigate a coup or “fulfill their duties”. The literature starkly criticizes the civilian and military leadership for their ties with the U.S. and encourages the officers to over throw this leadership and replace it with caliphate...
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