Samson Simon Sharaf

  • TAltaf Hussain’s hate speech against Pakistan on 22 August 2016 had a design. He cursed Pakistan in a most abusive manner and enticed people for violence against private TV Channels. Karachi police charged Altaf Hussain with treason and enticing terrorism. This madness had a method and purpose ...

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  • T“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”  Benjamin Franklin The arrest of scores of Saudi Princes (cousins and uncles) in a somewhat bloody purge on charges of corruption stirred the accountability ...

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  • TI once wrote that the ‘Panama Pyre’ will keep burning. My contextual argument was then framed on the premise that ultimate ends of justice would be met. But the time consumed from the Supreme Court proceedings to a logical conclusion of accountability cases is likely to be a long haul ...

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  • TThe current decade of democracy has been the most destructive in Pakistan’s chequered history. It has brought a complete collapse of organs of the state that include parliament, executive as extension of the ruling legislature, governance, ...

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  • TThere is intriguing speculation and guesswork regarding the dramatic rescue of Joshua Boyle and his family by Pakistani forces close to Afghan border. Pakistan’s ISPR broke the news stating that the chase and rescue operation took place once the US intelligence informed Pakistan that a ...

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  • TTen years hence, objective historians will rewrite the chronology of US military blunders. Top of the list will not be the US defeat against Canada in 1812; or the embarrassing invasion of Mexico at Pancho Villa 1916; nor Bay of Pigs in Cuba 1961; nor Battle of Chosin Reservoir in North Korea 1950 ...

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  • TAfter a hiatus of over four years, the appointment of Khawaja Asif as Pakistan’s Foreign Minister suddenly brings everything to life. Foreign Minister’s quick visit to China followed by UNGA and media talks have sent a message that Pakistan’s diplomacy is up and rolling. Maleeha ...

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  • TIn an earlier article I had commented that Pakistan has successfully evaded a nadir on an instability trajectory that could have given an impetus to overt international interventions. The objectives of my assessments are now well known. Demonise the armed forces of Pakistan through every ...

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  • TIn a post 1971 Pakistan, the economy has been the biggest vulnerability leading to weak and pliant policies. With conspicuous absence of any efforts at calculating and enunciating architecture of national power, the entire development policy has been led by short term expediencies with ...

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