A failed step towards addressing Balochistan’s issue

Our honorable and highly qualified federal interior minister, Dr Rehman Malik recently offered to withdraw all criminal cases against the aggrieved Baloch leaders living outside the country, namely Brahamdagh Bugti, Harbiyar Marri and other Baloch leaders, if they return back to the country- Indeed a probable step to solve the Balochistan issue. And as was...
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Requesting Taliban? Seriously?

On Friday 24th, 2012, Our federal Government requested the leaders of the Afghan Taliban movement to enter direct peace negotiations with the Kabul government, a probable sign that Pakistan is stepping up support for reconciliation in neighboring Afghanistan. Ironically, this development took place after terrorism struck the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa twice in two days-...
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David Vs Goliath

On Monday, participants from different religious parties and banned outfits gathered under the so called Difa-e Pakistan Council (DPC) umbrella at Islamabad. Banners were explicitly strung up days before the programmed rally, advertising the event. It was actually surprising that despite the warnings by the government, and a bold move of suspending a station house...
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Rotten Apple of the Eye

Recently, Qari Yaqoob of Pakistan Defense Council (PDC), while speaking at the rally in Karachi, accused the media of following a Western agenda and warned of literally grave consequences, due to their sudden abstinence from coverage of events arranged and participated by the organization. In response a senior anchorperson Hamid Mir in his TV show...
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Permitted by State

In a recent statement the interior minister announced that the SHO of the concerned police station will have to face the consequences, if a banned organization initiates any activity in their jurisdiction. In fact station house officer of a police station in Islamabad has already been suspended on this premise, where Sipah-e Sahaba held a...
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Media Literacy

Recently, on the call of student organization, various news channels have been shutdown in Baluchistan. The organization claims that this action has been taken as a protest, due to the lack of coverage and attention given to the situation in Baluchistan. We can debate the authenticity of this measure and to some this might seem...
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