Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) executed 15 kidnapped members of Pakistan's Border Security Guard, a paramilitary force that guards the country's northwestern border region in a major blow to government efforts to pursue peace talks with the militants. While the news about this massacre appeared in media on January 5, 2012, the video was released to media … Continue reading Why no outrage against Taliban?
Bad smell, huge mass of disoriented people - young and oldn well mostly old - litter, noise, unwanted pushing. . . That was Islamabad airport when I entered this morning at 9 am to catch my Karachi flight. What has gone wrong with place in just few months? I realised that it had been over … Continue reading The Islam that is Practiced
This piece was written in July 2007, immediately after the military action on Lal Masjid And finally there was an “action” by the government on Jamia Hafsa – Lal Masjid (JH – LM) duo leaving many dead. Started rather haphazardly on July 3, 2007, the stand off met its bloody end on July … Continue reading Freedom at Sunrise
Today, our country is confronting a host of issues ranging from economic crunch to more basic challenge of peace and security. Our people are living in a war zone, especially in northern part of our country. Every other day, we hear of a terrorist activity and resultant killings of dozens of innocent citizens. People are … Continue reading What Can People Do For Peace?
April 11, 2009 Shrine of Hazret Pir Baba As the news comes in about Taliban’s moving into new Buner areas, one is left wondering about the missing writ of the state, lack of competency and the willingness of security paraphernalia and a flagrant and shameful inability of Pakistan Army to get rid of terrorists. According … Continue reading Save Pir Baba – Another Sufi Saint Likely to Be Attacked
As the news comes in about Taliban's moving into new Buner areas, one is left wondering about the missing writ of the state, lack of competency and the willingness of security paraphernalia and a flagrant and shameful inability of Pakistan Army to get rid of terrorists. According to the latest news pouring in from … Continue reading Save Pir Baba – Another Sufi Saint Likely to Be Attacked
For the use of news analysts, bloggers and researchers, I have compiled following record of US attacks on Taliban on Pakistan's territory. I could gather the news items about a total of 84 drone (un-manned predator planes) attacks on Pakistan by US forces since June 2004 to Jan 2010. If you can add to it … Continue reading A Record of U.S. Drone Attacks in Pakistan