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Pakistan: How Imran Khan Plotted to Overthrow Sharif’s Government?

Pakistan: How Imran Khan Plotted to Overthrow Sharif’s Government?

 Nauman Sadiq for Veterans Today During Imran Khan’s four months long Dharna (sit-in and political demonstrations) in front of the parliament in Islamabad from August to December 2014, the allegations of election rigging and electoral reforms were only a red herring. A question would naturally arise in the minds of curious observers of Pakistan’s politics […]

How is Pashtun Insurgency being Portrayed as Terrorism in Pakistan?

How is Pashtun Insurgency being Portrayed as Terrorism in Pakistan?

Nauman Sadiq for Veterans Today In Pakistan, there are three distinct categories of militants: the Afghan-centric Pashtun militants; the Kashmir-centric Punjabi militants; and the transnational terrorists, like al-Qaeda. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which is mainly comprised of Pashtun militants, carries out bombings against Pakistan’s state apparatus. The ethnic factor is critical here. Although TTP likes to […]

Pakistan: The MQM in Doldrums

Pakistan: The MQM in Doldrums

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, […]

Pakistan: Long arm of ISI needs unsheathing

Pakistan: Long arm of ISI needs unsheathing

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 […]

Danger of Nuclear War between India and Pakistan

Danger of Nuclear War between India and Pakistan

By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today Sometimes, situation becomes critical in relation to Syrian war and sometimes, between India and Pakistan. There is a co-relationship of the US-led West’s double standards and double game regarding human rights, terrorism and so on. But, this dual strategy, particularly regarding India and Pakistan in wake of the unresolved […]

What happened to Saudi Arabia’s Anti-Terror Coalition?

What happened to Saudi Arabia’s Anti-Terror Coalition?

Back in March, I wrote an article which analysed how the well (or not so well) Saudi Arabia’s newly formed “Coalition against Terrorism” was performing.

Pakistan has been repeatedly duped

Pakistan has been repeatedly duped

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, […]

Pakistani Author Predicted Terror Attacks in the US and Europe

Pakistani Author Predicted Terror Attacks in the US and Europe

Taking note of the acts of terrorism in San Bernardino, Orlando, Paris, Brussels, Munich and Nice, Pakistani author Sajjad Shaukat said in a detailed statement that in his research-based book, “US vs Islamic, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations,” which was first published in 2005, he had already predicted terror attacks in the US and Europe.

Why do more mantra applicable to Pakistan only

Why do more mantra applicable to Pakistan only

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 […]

Pakistan, Russia Call for Cooperation with Iran on Anti-Terrorism Fight

Pakistan, Russia Call for Cooperation with Iran on Anti-Terrorism Fight

TEHRAN (FNA)- Pakistani Parliament Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq called on Tehran and Islamabad to increase their cooperation in fighting terrorism. “We need to fight issues of terrorism and other issues together as we will not be successful individually, but collectively we can become a big force that can play a major role in fighting the […]

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