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Geo TV premeditated assault on ISI by Asif Haroon Raja
Posted By: Asif_Haroon_Raja Created On: 23/Apr/2014 Views: 112 Replies: 0 
On April 19, 2014, Geo TV anchor and senior journalist Hamid Mir was attacked by unknown assailant (s) in Karachi when he was travelling in a car from the airport to Geo office. Out of 12 bullets fired, six bullets pierced his abdomen and legs. The driver who remained unscathed drove him to the hospital where he is currently under treatment and reportedly is out of danger. Such gory attacks by uni Click here to read Full Article

Pakistan should stand on its own economic feet by Asif Haroon Raja
Posted By: Asif_Haroon_Raja On: 23/Apr/2014 Views:75 Replies:0 
Both Musharraf regime, which initiated the Global War on Terror (GWOT) and Zardari regime which furthered it served foreign agenda at the cost of national interests and people of Pakistan. In 12 years, Pakistan received a paltry amount of $10 billion from USA, large part of which was CSF, meant to pay for services acquired/rendered. In exchange Pakistan incurred a loss of $80 billion in fighting t Click here to read Full Article
Role of Tribesmen of FATA by Asif Haroon Raja
Posted By: Asif_Haroon_Raja On: 15/Apr/2014 Views:151 Replies:0 
1948 Kashmir War. We must not overlook the fact of history that when Maharaja Hari Singh Dogra forces augmented by Patiala forces and RSS were massacring Muslims in Kashmir in 1947 and the then British C-in-C Gen. Gracey refused to dispatch Pak troops as demanded by Quaid-e-Azam, the tribesmen from FATA formed a lashkar at their own and captured Muzaffarabad and area right up to Baramula. Had they Click here to read Full Article
Posted By: Amjad_Malik On: 15/Apr/2014 Views:143 Replies:0 
I have been hearing a lot of arguments for and against the protection of Pakistan legislation. Pakistan will have to decide whether it will arrest, hold, investigate, try and convict it’s hard core terrorists in accordance with the law, or will law enforcement keep them missing ultra vires in the safe heavens of the FATA region. In UK a special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) headed by a Hi Click here to read Full Article
Opposing Views on Talks with TTP by Asif Haroon Raja
Posted By: Asif_Haroon_Raja On: 2/Apr/2014 Views:168 Replies:0 
Anti-peace lobby is making hue and cry as to why the government is insisting on holding talks with the TTP when the hands of its new leader Maulana Fazlullah are dripping in blood of people of Swat and surroundings and is a captive of Afghan government. They argue that it is pointless to hold talks with Fazlullah who has a history of breaking deals and had terrorized Swat. Those suggesting dialogu Click here to read Full Article
Bangladesh: Hasina Wajid lacks Sportsman Spirit By Zaheerul Hassan
Posted By: Zaheer On: 28/Mar/2014 Views:202 Replies:0 
Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Hasina Wajid got furious after seeing local supporters flying Pakistani flags during Pakistan matches against Australia and India in Cricket World Cup T-20. Reportedly, she showed announce to the Bangladeshi administration over locals love for Pakistani Cricket Team. She asked them to ban local supporters from stadiums if they are seen carrying the flags of any of the o Click here to read Full Article
Foe in the attire of ally by Asif Haroon Raja
Posted By: Asif_Haroon_Raja On: 25/Mar/2014 Views:167 Replies:0 
Al-Qaeda as a terrorist organization was hardly known in Pakistan till the US declared openly that 9/11 attacks on World Trade Centre were undertaken by Al-Qaeda. The group known as Al-Qaeda was organized by Osama bin Laden (OBL) who was simply an ordinary Jihadi volunteer from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) with traces of Yemeni background having passion for participating in Islamic Jihad against Click here to read Full Article
Pakistan Day: Nation in Search of Freedom - March 23 by Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja
Posted By: Mahboob_Khawaja On: 25/Mar/2014 Views:337 Replies:0 
National freedom is a collective phenomenon – an articulation of societal timeless aspirations and foresight to be free form the besieged powers of foreign hegemonic domination and governance. Pakistani nation gained the opportunity on March 23, 1940 to declare a democratic Covenant of its political future called March 23, Pakistan Resolution at Lahore to demand freedom from the imposed British Click here to read Full Article
Identity, culture and religion, who we really are...? by Barrister Amjad Malik
Posted By: Amjad_Malik On: 20/Mar/2014 Views:190 Replies:0 
I had the opportunity to attend a discussion, which was organised by the BBC Urdu service at the newly built Irish centre in the heart of Cheetham Hill Manchester. This is the ward which produced the first Asian Muslim Lord Mayor of Pakistani origin and the region which produced the first MEP and the country’s Minister of Pakistani origin. In the audience of around 60 people predominantly of Pakis Click here to read Full Article
Fast changing global and regional dynamics by Asif Haroon Raja
Posted By: Asif_Haroon_Raja On: 18/Mar/2014 Views:195 Replies:0 
When the Taliban captured Kabul in 1996 and took over power, Indian influence in Afghanistan waned. Consequently, India in league with Iran and Russia started supporting Northern Alliance (NA) comprising Afghan Uzbeks, Afghan Tajiks and Afghan Hazaras, which retained control over Panjsher Valley in the north. Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and UAE recognized the Taliban regime while the US maintained frie Click here to read Full Article
Peace dialogue in critical stage by Asif Haroon Raja
Posted By: Asif_Haroon_Raja On: 11/Mar/2014 Views:212 Replies:0 
The Army and paramilitary forces are fighting a guerrilla war against home based militants in the northwest since 2002 without a break. The militants are Islamists waging an ideological war to establish Islamic Caliphate. They neither believe in Pakistan’s constitution nor in democracy saying these are of western model and are anti-Islamic. They want to impose their brand of Sharia which is certai Click here to read Full Article

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