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Pakistan has a Future by Asif Haroon Raja
Posted By: Asif_Haroon_Raja Created On: 30/Mar/2015 Views: 91 Replies: 0 
Pakistan Thinkers Forum held a seminar at Islamabad Club on March 29, 2015 under the chairmanship of Air Chief Marshal Kaleem Saadat. Lt Gen Naeem Khan Lodhi and Dr. Sultan Bashir Mehmood spoke on the topic “National Solidarity” while I and Prof Dr Anis Ahmed spoke on “Pakistan has a Future”. I will share my presentation in the succeeding paragraphs. Miracle of 20th Century Pakistan emerged as Click here to read Full Article

Pakistan Day Parade: A Sign of Determination by Zaheerul Hassan
Posted By: Zaheer On: 24/Mar/2015 Views:124 Replies:0 
After seven years of the gap a joint Armed Forces Parade held on Pakistan Day at Islamabad. Last parade was held on 23 March 2008 during the tenure of General (Retired) Pervez Musharraf when he was holding the office as a civilian president. Troops, of three forces, strategic division, civil armed forces and departments participated in the parade. Here, I would like to pay special thanks to the go Click here to read Full Article
Overview of Af-Pak region by Asif Haroon Raja
Posted By: Asif_Haroon_Raja On: 18/Feb/2015 Views:161 Replies:0 
The situation in Afghanistan has been speedily changing in the last few months. After a prolonged standoff in Presidential elections between the two leading aspirants, John Kerry had to ultimately step in to break the stalemate. Dr. Abdullah eventually agreed to cede power to Ashraf Ghani and form a unity government, with himself taking over as CEO. This vital breakthrough was achieved at a critic Click here to read Full Article
Paradigm shift in regional scenario by Asif Haroon Raja
Posted By: Asif_Haroon_Raja On: 11/Feb/2015 Views:155 Replies:0 
Pakistan and Afghanistan have traditionally had a complicated relationship characterized by mutual suspicion. Northern Alliance heavy Afghan regime under Hamid Karzai had remained heavily tilted towards India and had not only given high preference to India in her internal and external matters but also had adopted a hostile policy towards Pakistan. With the blessing of Washington, Karzai had given Click here to read Full Article
2015 demands supreme vigil by Asif Haroon Raja
Posted By: Asif_Haroon_Raja On: 22/Jan/2015 Views:185 Replies:0 
The perceptible change in regional geo-political dynamics apparently sounding encouraging has provided some respite to the crisis-stricken Pakistan. It has bolstered the spirits of the civil and military leadership of Pakistan and rejuvenated hopes that the year 2015 might prove beneficial for Pakistan. Such ups and downs in moods have been occurring quite frequently during the calamity ridden per Click here to read Full Article
India’s wicked game in Kashmir by Asif Haroon Raja
Posted By: Asif_Haroon_Raja On: 15/Jan/2015 Views:208 Replies:0 
Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of Britain in British India was instrumental in sowing the seeds of Kashmir dispute and leaving this as a festering wound and an unfinished agenda of Partition, which has bedeviled Indo-Pakistan relations for nearly seven decades and made South Asia a nuclear flashpoint. But for the treacherous grant of Muslim heavy Gurdaspur to India, the latter had no physical Click here to read Full Article
Our judicial system requires revamping by Asif Haroon Raja
Posted By: Asif_Haroon_Raja On: 9/Jan/2015 Views:207 Replies:0 
Pakistan was pushed into the inferno of war on terror by the imperialist USA after 9/11 with ill-intentions. While roots of terrorism were identified in Afghanistan, the war was surreptitiously diverted into FATA, and then into other parts of Pakistan. All this time debate kept raging among Pakistanis whether it was US war or our war. Irrespective of this debate, the fact is that law enforcing age Click here to read Full Article
US imposed war now our own war by Asif Haroon Raja
Posted By: Asif_Haroon_Raja On: 6/Jan/2015 Views:216 Replies:0 
Pakistan is burning in the flames of war on terror since 2003. Fratricidal war has claimed 55, 973 human lives and the numbers of injured run into hundreds of thousands. This appalling figure of casualties owing to over 5000 bomb blasts, hundreds of suicide and terrorist attacks surpasses the total fatalities suffered in the 1948, 1965 and 1971 wars and local conflicts with India. While wars/confl Click here to read Full Article
Attack on School in Peshawar by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.
Posted By: Unpolluted On: 6/Jan/2015 Views:306 Replies:0 
Pictures of six Taliban who attacked the Peshawar army-run school (Pictures released by Taliban). The mastermind of the attack on the school wasUmer Mansoor (with long beard), the Taliban military chief of the Dara Adam Khel tribal area, which is adjacent to Kohat. Pictures of school Principal’s office and room of final gun battle. As usual, most people and news media in the US and the West ar Click here to read Full Article
Politicians are the biggest enemy of democracy by Asif Haroon Raja
Posted By: Asif_Haroon_Raja On: 6/Jan/2015 Views:224 Replies:0 
It is being generally opined that repeated takeovers by the military blunted growth of democracy and became the major cause of Pakistan’s sad saga. It must however not be forgotten that all martial laws and military takeovers were legalized by the higher courts and backed by the politicians in opposition and rejoiced by the people. But for the deplorable conduct of the politicians, the Army could Click here to read Full Article
SCHOOLS’ SECURITY by Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Posted By: Riaz On: 6/Jan/2015 Views:210 Replies:0 
Ever since the APS Peshawar horrendous incident of December 16th, almost all schools have been closed and various measures are being discussed and planned to ensure the security and safety of the children. Apparently, the emphasis looks to be on preventing a terrorist from entering a school premises and for that measures like raising of the perimeter walls, armed manning of the gates and various s Click here to read Full Article

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