Gen (r) Mirza Aslam Beg

  • TPakistan needs to develop a well-thought-out, cool and calculated response to US President Trump’s Strategy on Afghanistan, which is a vague plan, and cannot be called a strategy. The fact is that Trump is on the back foot and on the wrong side of history. He doesn’t have to be pushed ...

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  • TThe Afghan War of Liberation has twice changed its course in a short period of three decades. In 1987, it was the ‘stinger missiles’, which forced the Soviets to withdraw and now it is the “suicide bombers”, which have forced the Americans to change course in ...

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  • TThe Supreme Court of Pakistan formed the JIT, comprising officers drawn from government institutions for digging political dirt related to their elected Prime Minister. And as the investigations started, the opposition political parties supported by the media, launched an unabashed trial of the ...

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  • TThe land mark judgment has been given by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 20th April 2017, which is discrete enough as “not to send wrong signal” so that both, the petitioner and the respondents are celebrating with political naivety. In passing this judgment the rule of law has been ...

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  • TWhile talking to PM Nawaz Sharif, President Trump complemented him with the words “He is a terrific guy” and now uses the same words for the Egyptian Dictator, General Abul Fateh Al-Sisi. These are symbolic words with deep meaning. General Al-Sisi, encouraged by America and Arab friends ...

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  • TTrump is an interesting personality, frank, outspoken with an impolite mannerism. He now is the President of the United States of America, elected after a tough election campaign where he exposed his plans, his thought perceptions and almost all the facets of his personality, without inhibitions. ...

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  • TPakistan appears to be at war with itself, as a result of a terrible mindset causing deep divisions in the social order. As early as 1958, when the Khans of Kalat protested for their political rights, it was taken as revolt and the Army was let loose on them. Such actions have been repeated five ...

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  • TPakistan is passing through very turbulent times, demanding from our new military leadership deep reflection, to evolve policies and plans to face the challenges. The change of command has taken place in a routine manner. The outgoing COAS gave full advantage to the incoming COAS to select and ...

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  • TRegime change through undemocratic means is nothing new for Pakistan. It has happened four times in the past, through the manipulations of the nexus, called Four A’s – America, Army, Adliah, Allies (political opportunists). The present day political agitation against the sitting ...

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