Opinion

What’s next for the displaced children?

The Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from North Waziristan will soon be returning home. But the word ‘home’ just means a piece of land now. For them, the place they left may not even look like it was before operation Zarb-e-Azb started. Nothing will be the way they left it; nothing will be new. Indeed, the government and military will be supporting IDPs to settle down, but nothing will be like

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

Pakistan – The Other Side?

When people ask me what it’s like to live in Pakistan, The only appropriate answer I find worth responding to that it’s the best of times and the worst of times. Well how else can you describe an experience of such polarities as living with drivers and servants while seeing starving children begging in the street? Pakistan has for long lived in between the two extremes where you can always

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

Book Sales in India: Profit Motive Drives Authors Bashing Pakistan

Have you ever wondered why the publication of anti-Pakistan books has become a major growth industry today? The answer is simple: Authors and publishers of books about Pakistan know where the money is. It’s in India where the book sales are rising rapidly in the midst of continuing global decline. Strong profit motive drives them to write what Indians want to read. Those, like Professor Wendy Doniger of University of Chicago,

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

Zarb-e-Azb – Very Effective, But A Tad Bit Late!

Launched on the 15th of June, 2014 operation Zarb-e-Azb  is a joint military offensive by the Pakistani armed forces being carried out to eliminate the terrorist outfits in North Waziristan. This new operation is an addition to the armed offensives being carried out in the North Western part of Pakistan. Part of the ongoing war in North-West Pakistan, Zarb e Azab employs around 30,000 troops and is being dubbed as

Big crowd, Loud chants, Threats, Political Jargon check, but what did Bilawal’s speech NOT have…

It was supposed to be the day that would change the political landscape of Pakistan, the day that would revitalize the PPP and a day that would launch Bilawal as the new leader of the PPP and Pakistan. 18th October was supposed to be all that and much more but it failed to be anything more than just a farce. It felt like everything at the mega PPP jalsa at

Where We Stand?

Every day news channels help us a lot to unveil the corruption of a leader, organization, stakeholder and each and every case. We know the destination of projects, aid and our tax. I think news channels know all about leaders but they explore it when time has been gone; so they better know how to keep and convey information. I am not going to talk about any leader and his