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Welcome to ‘New Pakistan’!

Welcome to ‘New Pakistan’!

Cold-blooded, brazen, barbaric, inhuman, tragic, blatant, heart-wrenching, ghastly, horrific…. Bring all the other superlative degrees of much stronger expressions to put into words what had...
Forget Them Not

Forget Them Not

A platoon of Pakistan army shouldering the coffins of martyrs, wrapped in green flag, was marching ahead. The hissing of the cold winds blowing apace was mystifying the atmosphere. When a gust of...
The Band of Brothers

The Band of Brothers

“Our work is a sacrifice, dealing with bombs means going to meet death. Death normally comes to people, but we go to death”.   Those were the words of Lieutenant Jassim Hamad Saleh, as shocking...
A Million Dollars a Day, Keep All the Worries Away

A Million Dollars a Day, Keep All the Worries Away

Recently, a news item caught my attention that by opening NATO supply routes, Pakistan will earn $365 million annually. By the time you will be reading these lines, re-opening of supply routes might...
A Tribute to the Sons of the Soil

A Tribute to the Sons of the Soil

I ask for nothing more Than to die in my country To dissolve and merge with the grass, To give life to a flower That a child of my country will pick, All I ask Is to remain in the bosom of my country...
Siachen – What a Newscaster Thinks..

Siachen – What a Newscaster Thinks..

Being a newscaster, one has to read all sorts of news every day. From bomb blasts to Sports victories and losses, from celebrity gossips to political scandals we read every thing. Some times people...
Last ‘Salam’ – Beneath the Ice

Last ‘Salam’ – Beneath the Ice

It’s been few days, already. No sign of survivors, No indication of life, not a single body, not a single voice. Hundreds of soldier’s frantically search for their lost fighters buried deep down...
What Do They Want?

What Do They Want?

This month’s circus has three major players – the PPP, the GHQ and the Supreme Court (SC). Whenever I don’t fully understand what the..
Why Call Army after Every Few Years?

Why Call Army after Every Few Years?

There is an old debate on whether an evolutionary or revolutionary process is better for a country. France experienced a revolution that went wrong when Napoleon became a dictator; England continued...
Constitutional Supremacy and the Role of Army

Constitutional Supremacy and the Role of Army

In a “country” like “Pakistan”, the role of the COAS and the Army is without question of great significance not merely as a military matter but in terms of political dynamics...
Memogate versus Scepticism

Memogate versus Scepticism

To keep your marriage brimming, they say, with love in the loving cup, when you’re wrong, admit it; when you’re right, shut up. Opinion writing is, perhaps, driven by the same logic – or should...