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Meet beyond EEET in Sharif – Obama Meeting

Meet beyond EEET in Sharif – Obama Meeting

Economy, Energy, Education and Terrorism , three Es and a T (EEET)  were the  main areas of focus from  the  Pakistan’s side when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with president Obama on...
Drone Strikes: Isn’t this Terrorism?

Drone Strikes: Isn’t this Terrorism?

At last, Pakistan has raised the issue of drone strikes within its territory at the United Nations security Council during discussion on the situation in Afghanistan, as there was no clandestine...
Who will suffer consequences of Military Option?

Who will suffer consequences of Military Option?

After serious allegations of using large-scale chemicals weapons on civilians in Syria by Syrian forces, the US and its allies are thinking over using military option in Syria to uproot Bashar...
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...
Are We All Terrorists?

Are We All Terrorists?

Recently I had a chance to spend about a month in USA. When I landed there, the first question I had in my mind was if I will be looked at as a terrorist? Will I be stripped searched? Is my baggage...
U.S and Pakistan – A Melodrama

U.S and Pakistan – A Melodrama

With the much euphoria greeted U.S presidential elections between Obama and Romney, one thing stand in chorus. The unanimous foreign policy on counterterrorism speaks on the similar footings. The...
American Elections and Pakistan

American Elections and Pakistan

Jamsheed Marker, Pakistan’s one time ambassador to the US records in his memoirs that General Zia-ul-Haq, once made a very apt observation about the impact of the American system of elections on...
Religious Extremism is Not Allowed

Religious Extremism is Not Allowed

The sacrilegious film ridiculing our beloved Holy Prophet (PBUH) sent a wave of anger throughout the Muslim world. Protests were held to condemn the highly disparaging film but unfortunately the...
Is Youtube the Culprit?

Is Youtube the Culprit?

I do not want to get into the details regarding the demands made by the Muslim community and the replies of the YouTube authorities oto it, but I’d really want to assert how beneficial YouTube...
Freedom to Abuse

Freedom to Abuse

In the aftermath of violence following desecrating trailers on YouTube of ‘Innocence of Muslims’ ‘Secretary Clinton urged people of all faiths to learn “answering ignorance with...
Who Should We Blame?

Who Should We Blame?

While in the wake of the controversial US video clandestinely uploaded, numerous protests and a backwash of anti-Youtube and US rhetoric can be well witnessed around us; there might surely be facts...
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...
Of Regrets and Apologies

Of Regrets and Apologies

 “We are sorry for the losses suffered by the Pakistani military. We are committed to working closely with Pakistan and Afghanistan to prevent this from ever happening again”, said Hillary...
Friendship By Way of Deception!

Friendship By Way of Deception!

Despite losing over two dozen troops to trigger-happy Americans, the Pakistanis are truly in a festive mood. United and relieved, to say the least!     The burden of a forced marriage is...
Can We Make Peace With The Taliban?

Can We Make Peace With The Taliban?

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has allegedly proposed to hold peace talks with the government. Although the government has denied any such effort, I can’t help but wonder – if such talks...
Resignations Matter

Resignations Matter

The whim of media in calling this recent fiasco over information spill ‘memogate’ was simply prophetic. The resignation of Husain Haqqani as the Pakistani Ambassador to the US, uncannily...
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...

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