Jalees Hazir

  • TBrave as it was on part of Pak Army, we’d be well-advised not to read too much into the recent episode of Pak-US counter-terrorism cooperation, featuring the rescue of a shady American-Canadian couple and their innocent children. It will have no bearing on the stubborn-headed US policy in ...

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  • TA special report in The Nation brought the forgotten issue of Madrassah Reforms back in focus. As it turns out, like on other points of the National Action Plan, the government has been sleeping on it as well. The last meeting it had with the representatives of seminaries was in April and it has ...

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  • TThe US is getting desperate it seems. Its Defence Secretary has now said that the global badmash would try ‘one more time’ to work with Pakistan in Afghanistan. And what would happen if we don’t submit to this recent round of bullying? He did not elaborate upon the ...

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  • TIt was apparent from day one which way our latest democracy project was headed but friends going merrily, and blindly, around the democracy bush refused to see it. They chanted the standard mantras about saving the sapling of democracy and how it would mature with time. Well, almost ten years down ...

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  • TSo what makes it so hard for our so-called leaders to call a spade a spade when it comes to the US? After the initial outrage at Trump’s South Asia policy, we witnessed their shameful eagerness to clutch at reconciliatory straws thrown their way by lesser US officials so that they could start ...

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  • TBasically, the Trump administration can’t seem to decide whether to go for a troop surge in Afghanistan or to send in the mercenary private security contractors. The talk about withdrawal being an option on the table is sheer deception. Clearly, this much-trumpeted and much-delayed strategic ...

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  • TAs I write these lines, our disqualified prime minister is on his way to Lahore, somewhere on the GT road. God knows how his homecoming-march would end and where it would lead to. We can be sure of one thing though: More like a cornered cat than a wounded lion, Nawaz Sharif would go to any extreme ...

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  • TAbove all, the credit for holding a sitting prime minister to account goes to the five honourable judges of the Supreme Court, the six JIT members and the Chief Justice of Pakistan. Imran Khan’s PTI deserves the credit for agitating the matter and forcing the court to attend to it with the ...

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  • TThe top US General in Afghanistan called upon Pakistan’s army chief at the GHQ in Rawalpindi this Monday. COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa is reported to have told General Nicholson, Commander, Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces in Afghanistan, that some quarters in the US and ...

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