European Refugee Crisis? What About the Afghan refugees?

There are two things which you can see the international media going crazy about these days: Russian meddling in Syria and… The European refugee crisis Oh! Three if you consider Donald Trump significant enough to put him on any list. Although the Russian support for Assad is big news I would like to talk about the other big “problem” that the west is facing, which is the Refugee crisis. As

Brahumdagh Warming up to Talks

“If our friends, companions, political allies and finally the people are in favour of this, then we are definitely ready to live with Pakistan. We want to resolve all issues politically and peacefully. We are ready to meet him as we want a political solution to the problem.” These are the statements made recently by Brahumdagh Bugti. Brahumdagh Bugti, the leader of the Baloch Republican Party. A person who has

Raheel Sharif – a Silent Guardian, a Watchful Protector

… a hero. Not the one we deserved, but the one we needed. Nothing less than a knight, shining…. He’s a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight. Yes, you guessed right. These are the closing dialogues of Batman: The Dark Knight. And no, this is not a post about how that is the best action movie ever. This is a blog about our Chief of Army Staff, Mr.

Phantom…Hafiz Saeed…Faisal Qureshi…Why So Much Fuss?

So, what is it about Phantom, the recently released Bollywood flick that irks the likes of Hafiz Saeed, the chief of Jama’at ul dawah?  No matter from which angle you look at the movie it is a dud.  Don’t take my word for it; see what ‘The Hindu’ says: “The problem lies with the writing and the lead players. Perhaps, Kabir thought of the film when a surgical strike in

Great Indian Fallacy

For its immediate neighbours India is not as shinning as it is to the world. It is vicious, expansionist and nothing less than a fascist Mussolini Italian state or a Hitler’s Nazi Germany, with only slight difference of having policies complemented by an ambitiously and tactfully driven international diplomacy.  India’s highly magnified bitterness towards Pakistan may not be enough to define that country’s neighbourhood relations as it is encircled by

United Muslim Army – A myth?

There have been many calling out for a unanimously agreed platform for a more close-knitted Muslim world. Especially with Muslim countries undergoing extreme security situations, a desire to build a NATO-style Muslims-exclusive army seems like a desperate option, yet useful at a time of collective devastation descending over the Muslim world. There is next to no doubt about the fact that Muslims are under a cloud of grievous curse, an

There are traitors in our midst…

One of the first rules of battle in today’s world of war is to turn a nation against it’s own armed forces. When you are able to convince the citizenry of another country that they can’t trust their military to defend them, you have made conquering a nation much easier and significantly less bloody. In today’s information and propaganda war, this is what our enemies are doing to Pakistan. A

This Was Jinnah

In the beginning, Mohammad Ali Jinnah was not too sure that Pakistan was a viable option but slowly he realized that there was no other way to safeguard the interests of the Muslims in the Indian subcontinent. He did not fear that the Muslims would be persecuted because of their religion but what was more evident to him was that unless there was a separate piece of land for the

This is the last straw, or is it?

16th December, 2014 – Truly a black day for Pakistan. A day where even the remotest possibility of these terrorists being humans was eliminated; day where humanity was at its lowest and barbarism was at its height; a day where Pakistan lost some of its most valuable treasures. But if you think about it, it was also a black day when a few years ago there was a huge blast

Nothing else to do? Let’s get Junaid Jamshed!

These are the worst of times. I sometimes think perhaps these are the times which the Prophet (SAW) warned us about. The time where ‘Fitna’ will be common and will be initiated by the Ulema and will end in them as well. All you need to do is look around you to understand how true this is today. There are fatwa’s after fatwa’s that negate each other, people without knowledge