Brig Asif Haroon Raja – Syria’s cities and infrastructure are destroyed, there is very little electricity, 80% are living in poverty, and economy has shrunk by 55%. But for the Iranian and Hezbollah ground support and Russian air intervention in September 2015 in support of the beleaguered Bashar al Assad regime, a regime change would have occurred long time back and Assad would have met the fate of Saddam and Qaddafi.
Asif Haroon Raja Terrorism was stoked in Afghanistan in October 2001 under a well-thought out plan chalked out by Indo-US-Israel-UK alliance. The plan envisaged ousting Taliban regime with the help of Pakistan and eliminating Al-Qaeda so that Afghan soil could be used for launching covert operations against targeted regional countries. The US installed puppet regime […]
Asif Haroon Raja Dr. Subhash Kapila has written an article in Eurasia Review the theme of which is, “Afghanistan cannot be abandoned to China-Pakistan-Russia Troika”. A highly melancholic and distressful picture has been painted by the writer in a bid to remind Donald Trump Administration that Afghanistan is slipping out of the hands of the […]
The two leading US think tanks namely ‘Hudson Institute’ and the ‘Heritage Foundation’ have advised the Donald Trump administration to adopt tough measures against Pakistan
Asif Haroon Raja Inconsequential Western Pacts In search for security in the face of India’s belligerence and dangerous designs together with Afghanistan’s hostility, Pakistan blundered to join SEATO and CENTO in 1954 and earned the hostility of Afghanistan, former Soviet Union and China. India took these western pacts as an excuse to make a U […]
Trump has a pro-rich agenda and besides him all his cabinet ministers are millionaires who have no idea about the pangs of poverty and deprivation. He is therefore not likely to touch any of the real destroyers of the US economic health and élan and as such hope of making America great again will be illusory.
Asif Haroon Raja After the outgoing British Raj partitioned India and Pakistan took birth out of the reluctant womb of India, the latter sat in the lap of former Soviet Union to draw maximum diplomatic, political, economic and military support. India also drew benefits from the West by playing the levers of secularism, democracy and […]
The recently approved Pakistan Electronic Crime Act by the Parliament and promulgation of cybercrime law specifying punishments to the wrongdoers operating in the world of media with absolute callousness has alarmed the dissidents
Asif Haroon Raja Displacement of pro-Saudi Mansoor Hadi’s govt in Yemen and capture of the capital city of Sanaa by the Huthis (Zaidi Shias in northern Yemen) and large swathes of territory in southern Yemen alarmed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), since its vulnerable backyard was threatened. It was already feeling uneasy because of […]
Asif Haroon Raja Till as late as 1990, India remained a close knit strategic partner of former USSR and it kept belittling the US imperialist policies and its provision of military assistance to Pakistan on all international forums. It fully supported the Soviet military intervention and occupation of Afghanistan. Paradoxically, today India is among […]
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Asif Haroon Raja Narendra Modi had been elected by the Indians in June 2014 under the fond hope that contrary to Manmohan Singh who in their view was weak and unassuming, Modi being tough and assertive, he will be able to nail down Pakistan and annex remaining part of Kashmir. Impressed by his economic management […]
ASIF HAROON RAJA Gen Musharraf after coming to power through a military coup on October 12, 1999 decided to boost up and modernize electronic media by allowing foreign ownership in the name of freedom of expression and to show soft image of Pakistan to the west. His concept of enlightened moderation also had similar ambition […]
Asif Haroon Raja The MQM under Altaf Hussain reigned supreme in urban Sindh from 1988 till March 2013. It expanded its political power by introducing the cultures of dead bodies filled in sacks, extortion, kidnapping for ransom, torture cells, target killings, no-go areas and strikes to paralyze the city. Despite its policy of fascism, […]
The sole super power under George W. Bush Junior duly assisted by his team of neocons declared the 21st century as the American century and for the realization of this ambition had designed a new world order (NWO)
The political temperature that had begun to boil from 28 October onward became menacing on the following three days, but mercifully it scaled down dramatically on the evening of November 01 after Imran Khan (IK) decided to call off his much hyped foray into Islamabad (Isbd) on November 2.
Asif Haroon Raja The ISI had developed its long arm capability during the tenures of Gen Akhtar Abdur Rehman, Lt Gen Hamid Gul (VT editor) and Lt Gen Javed Nasir as DG ISI. It was owing to this capability of hitting the chosen target outside the frontiers of Pakistan that the ISI earned the reputation […]
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The US took Pakistan on board as a tactical partner after 9/11 to achieve its short term objectives but had listed it as one of its targets.
Asif Haroon Raja Pakistan is going through critical times and some are of the view that the obtaining geo-political environment surrounding Pakistan are worse than 1971. The US, UK, Israel, India and Afghanistan are working in unison since late 2001 to destabilize, denuclearize and balkanize Pakistan using covert and overt means. The gang has operationalized […]
Asif Haroon Raja The Army, paramilitary forces and the police are fighting the US dictated war on terror since 2003 but have yet not been able to completely root out terrorism. I will be frank in stating that the Army was not mentally prepared, trained, equipped, acclimatized and motivated when it was suddenly launched to […]
Asif Haroon Raja After the 2nd World War, USA and Soviet Union emerged as two super powers and the two rivals got locked in a Cold War for next 46 years. Bi-polarism had its own flaws but to some extent it suited the weaker nations in the developing world. Break up of Soviet Union in […]
Asif Haroon Raja The US was the first country to dupe and trap Pakistan after 9/11 for the achievement of its go-strategic objectives in the region. Collin Powell pushed Gen Musharraf against the wall by asking him bluntly whether “you are with us or against us”. And when he unhesitatingly opted for the first option, […]
Asif Haroon Raja Dr. Sadia Ali has timed her article titled “The poor daughter of Baluchistan” in The News dated August 17, 2016 with Narendra Modi’s diatribe on the occasion of India’s Independence Day on August 15. She has lent strength to Indian ongoing propaganda onslaught drumming up the sufferings of the people of Baluchistan […]
Asif Haroon Raja After making Pakistan an ally and a frontline state in September 2001 to help the US in occupying Afghanistan and in fighting global war on terrorism, it was first asked to sever relations with Taliban regime in Kabul. Later on, it was coerced to flush out Al-Qaeda elements and their supporters from […]
Asif Haroon Raja PPP-MQM 5-year rule in Sindh from 2008 to 2013 had devastated Karachi. The cosmopolitan city of lights was destablised by the MQM with the help of its target killers trained in India with an additional base in South Africa under a well calculated plan of India and its strategic partners to bleed […]
Asif Haroon Raja The US in connivance with Israel, NATO and India had planned in 2001 to burn Pakistan as well as several other Muslim countries in the flames of terrorism. In Pakistan, fire was initially lit in FATA and Baluchistan in 2003/04 and gradually the flames were spread to other parts of the […]
Pakistan has lurched from one crisis to another in its 70 years history. Notwithstanding the deleterious role of our leaders, India has been principally behind Pakistan’s woes.
Pakistan is caught up in a paradoxical situation. The US as well as the unity government in Kabul have been pressing Pakistan to convince the Afghan Taliban to come to the negotiating table and help in restoring peace in war torn Afghanistan.
The US-India-Afghan government (govt) nexus has been the root cause of Afghan instability. While the US initiated war on terror in October 2001 to defeat and eliminate terrorism from the face of the earth, and utterly failed to do so, the trio has also been outwardly pleading for peace since 2011 when force failed to cow down the Taliban.