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Pakistan: Panama verdict announced

Pakistan: Panama verdict announced

Panama case which emerged in April 2016 was fully exploited by Imran Khan (IK) led PTI. Once IK refused to accept the offer of PM Nawaz Sharif (NS) to hold a commission of retired judges to probe the case, the Parliamentary Committee couldn’t make any headway since PML-N, PTI and PPP failed to frame consensus Terms of References (TORs).

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.

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