Unfriendly Fire

With due respect Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen “Tragic, unintended” is not enough to explain the carnage which took place at Pak-Afghan border on Saturday. At least 24 of our brave and valiant soldiers were slaughtered by the indiscriminate “friendly fire” of NATO forces operating in Afghanistan. We, the citizens of Pakistan demand a swift and...
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Equal Citizens

While much stress has been given to interfaith harmony and tolerance by the incumbent administrations, but little progress has been seen in this regard. As this year is drawing to an end, looking back one can see that it has turned out to be the most devastating for the various religious and ethnic minorities in...
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Who is to blame?

Recently another group of alleged terrorists have been set free, due to the legal loopholes and failure of prosecution to present a strong case. The three mentioned accused are the sons of notorious Maulana Sufi Muhammad, the chief of banned outfit Tehreek-e Nifaz-e Shariat-e Muhammadi (TNSM). It is ironic that in a society where access...
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Reason to Hide

As we all know that Falah-e Insaniat Foundation (FIF) previously Jammat ud-Dawa (JuD) is the forefront for the internationally banned militant organization Lashkar-e Taiba (LeT), but still on this Eid one could find their camps being setup in the capital territory of Islamabad, for the sole purpose of collecting hides of sacrificed animals. If this...
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Clear Intentions

Recently a statement has emerged of a spokesman for the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) stating that even if Pakistan separates itself from the war on terror and U.S. policies, they will not blindly support Pakistan, rather they will think about it. This statement alone should be enough to remove any misconceptions present in the minds of...
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Ignoring the Issue

Last week has been dedicated to rallies, increase in political ante and allegations by political opponents. While this might be termed as a normal and encouraging sign in a democratic system, but in all the political bickering, the menace of terrorism has been ignored. The recent suicide blast in Nowshera targeting police officials has underscored...
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