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Drones:Making War in the Name of Peace

Drones:Making War in the Name of Peace

Let us be clear: there can be no justifiable condemnation of a strike that takes out a terrorist who does not appear to be very flexible in his demands and is responsible for inflicting violence,...
Is Alqeada Dead or Thriving?

Is Alqeada Dead or Thriving?

‘Because of the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform, the war in Iraq is over. The war in Afghanistan is ending. Al Qaeda is on the run. Osama bin Laden is dead’ –...
Policing Terrorism in Pakistan

Policing Terrorism in Pakistan

SHO Mohib Ullah served in one of the most volatile cities infamous for the presence of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. But Mohib Ullah was little known outside his station of duty....
Parachinar: A Paradise Lost to Terrorism

Parachinar: A Paradise Lost to Terrorism

Wood grew scarce as the pile of coffins grew. I sent my oldest son out for more, but there was no passage on the bombed-out roads. And if trucks could make it through they would bring food for the...
The Strange Paradoxes of Revenge

The Strange Paradoxes of Revenge

The philosophy of revenge is a strange one. People who are so filled with hate, anger, or feeling of righteousness that they feel they must strike out against someone – anyone – sometimes...
Monsters Rule my City

Monsters Rule my City

15 June, 2013 was marked as the worse day in the history of Baluchistan when a female suicide bomber blew her inside bus of Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University Quetta killing 21 female students and...
Can Peace be Negotiated with Pakistani Taliban?

Can Peace be Negotiated with Pakistani Taliban?

The outlawed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) has backed out on its earlier offer to engage in peace negotiations with the government of Pakistan, following a missile attack by a US pilotless plane...
Is Terrorism Muslim?

Is Terrorism Muslim?

Last time I checked, terrorism had no nationality or religion. It was defined as the senseless slaughter of innocents by perpetrators of violence. No matter what causes these terrorists claim to...
No Service=No Terrorism?

No Service=No Terrorism?

Shutting down the cellular network in Pakistan is now considered a remedy to combat terrorism, thanks to the authorities. The initiative is the only one of its kind and reflects the failure of state...
A Day that Marked Terror

A Day that Marked Terror

I was only ten years old when this terrible day marked history. Too young to understand the way the world had changed that day, I remember spending my day as carefree as ever. It wasn’t until late...
Terrorism vs Mysticism

Terrorism vs Mysticism

Dismissing outright the contention of conversion was forcible, Eaton ascribes it to the influence of living qazis and buried saints, arguing that the shrines of saints who had died, exercise a great...
Bangladesh, Dooya Kooray Pakistan Na Ashlay

Bangladesh, Dooya Kooray Pakistan Na Ashlay

9.45 am March 3, 2009, I had just woken up half an hour back when I received a call from the Pakistan team’s assistant manager, Mohammad Ahmed to inquire about certain important details. He was on...