KK Shahid

  • TAs invaluable as the meeting of PTI Chairman Imran Khan with the JUI-S Chief Sami-ul-Haq would be with regards to those with radical, antagonistic and intolerant opinions vis-à-vis the Taliban, it has also summoned the perfect time to share the Taliban family tree for our younger ...

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  • TIf you need any evidence that India is moving away from its 2003 nuclear doctrine, please come to Lahore. But do make it quick, because there is rain in the weather forecast and it might wash off the evidence. India’s nuclear doctrine bound it to ‘no first use’ policy almost a ...

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  • TAnswer this: When was the last time you heard of Mullah Fazlullah? The fact that he hasn’t even re-died over the past couple of years, shows just how dead – or irrelevant – he might be, as things stand. And yet the two Pakistani diplomatic abducted near Jalalabad, in June were ...

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  • TMr Rex Tillerson was in town around this time last week. The US Secretary of State’s touchdown lasted long enough for him exchange pleasantries with those seated in front of him, perhaps memorise some of the names, enjoy a cuppa or two, and underline the US strategy to end a 16-year-old war ...

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  • TFederal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has resoundingly said that only a fool will go to the IMF in an election year. Before the end of the year, the current government will. But that’s not the most hilarious bit about the scandalous trash-talk that our civil and military leaderships have ...

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  • TDeclaring one’s faith in Khatm-e-Nabuwwat, and in turn spewing bigotry against ‘Qadianis’, is an immortal golden egg laying goose. There’s no accountability corner that one can’t get out of by wielding one of the eggs. Have you done your homework? No, but ma’am ...

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  • TEver since former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was ousted by the Supreme Court on July 28, following investigations into the Panama Papers scandal, the narrative of the ruling party has been that it was the all-powerful military establishment that was behind the ‘judicial coup’. The ...

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  • TPTI chief Imran Khan almost singlehandedly took Taliban apologia to a point where it took a terror raid as unprecedentedly gruesome as the APS attack to finally establish groups, with destruction of the Pakistani republic as their raison d’etre, as the state’s enemy. Imran Khan, himself ...

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  • TWhen you’re making a statement as big as accusing another state of being the “mother of terrorism” in the region, it is always a great idea to have evidence at hand. Notwithstanding the growing links between Indian intelligence and both separatist militancy and jihadism – ...

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