The dilemma of a super power: How does the US honorably exit the self-created quagmire in Afghanistan?

The dilemma of a super power: How does the US honorably exit the self-created quagmire in Afghanistan?

It is equally in Pakistan`s interest to remain relevant and be positively engaged with every effort towards attaining regional stability Coming out of its self-created quagmires has always been a great challenge for any superpower. Besides guarding its stature and ego, it considers any price worth it, both in terms of human and material to…

Radd-ul-Fasaad: Now or Never (Part-II)

Radd-ul-Fasaad: Now or Never (Part-II)

Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad will only make a difference when both the politico military leadership persist with the resolve seen after the Sehwan blast With the announcement and commencement of Radd-ul-Fasaad across the length and breadth of the country, the enemies within and outside have gone more active to inject an ethnic tinge to their failed efforts…

Radd-ul-Fasaad: Now or Never (Part-I)

Radd-ul-Fasaad: Now or Never (Part-I)

While the government has come quite heavily against sectarian violence and religious persecution, it clearly failed to initiate any meaningful initiative to reform our criminal justice system With a full media blitz Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad has been launched nationwide. What differentiates it from Operation Zarb-e-Azb is perhaps the resolve now visible within the political leadership to…

Our world can overcome all divides by embracing universal values highlighted by Christianity and Islam

Our world can overcome all divides by embracing universal values highlighted by Christianity and Islam

Beliefs and values are an essential component of any human society. Attitudes and behaviors stem from our fundamental beliefs and value system. Frictions within a society and among nations develop when differences in beliefs and values are negatively exploited willfully in pursuit of narrow interests mostly at a tangent to universal human values. A book, Belief,…

The enigma of Afghan Refugees

The enigma of Afghan Refugees

With the wavering relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan, mostly due to factors outside their control, the day to day relations between these two neighbors are more often strained impacting on the lives of common people astride the Durand Line. The recent dip in relations due to deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, for which it more often holds…