General Saad Khattak

  • Having kept the country in agony and pain for over seven months, the government of Mr. Sharif issued a notification that was considered more of a joke across the country rather than an order initiating disciplinary action against the actual culprits of Dawn Leaks. After the Army rejected the ...

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  • With the nation having become hostage to the two mega scandals, both involving the government and Sharif family, the chain of actions by the government suggests that it is hell bent on perpetuating the crisis for drawing political mileage, notwithstanding its ramifications on the country at large. ...

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  • 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 claim victory or at least attain a face saving leading to an honorable exit. To defeat the ...

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  • As the Russia China Pakistan led initiative on Afghanistan takes off tomorrow at Moscow with its third session, the war in Afghanistan is well in its 16th year, with hardly any visible optimism about the fate of this unfortunate country. The most mighty military organization on the surface of earth ...

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  • Pakistan`s geo-strategic location, a population of 200 million, a growing economy with attractive market, and nuclear armed forces need to demonstrate its will and resolve to take decisions that are solely in its own national interests. For too long it has allowed its interests to be hostaged by ...

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  • With the announcement and commencement of Radd-ul-Fassaad 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 to isolate Pakistan. The response, therefore, has to be not only long term and comprehensive ...

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  • 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 go for a comprehensive elimination of the “latent and residual threat through a broad spectrum ...

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  • When a great power develops an interest in a region or country or when it sees its interests in a region or country threatened, it fabricates and designs a threat in that region or country warranting international response. To seek justification for responding against this perceived threat, it ...

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  • In the evolving security paradigm across the world, intelligence arm has assumed the role of an important component in statecraft. Their tasking however vary in accordance with the political system in place. In mature democracies the input of these organizations is considered with utmost ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • The telephone call by General Bajwa, COAS Pakistan Army to Afghan civil military leadership on the New Year Eve, communicated his best wishes and extending his commitment in resolving the Afghan crisis. The subsequent invitation extended to him by the Afghan leadership for a visit to Kabul has led ...

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  • In its 70 years of history the majority of this great country remains deprived of justice, merit and fair play. We are generally in a state of discontent within ourselves while external enemies miss no opportunity to exploit these self-created cleavages to retard our rightful aspirations of ...

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  • A system of government in which people directly elect representatives to the parliament is known as Parliamentary democracy. The parliament elects the prime minister from within its members who through the parliament is directly answerable to the people. The parliament is responsible for making ...

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