N. Elahi

  • TThe horrific bomb attack at the famous Qissa Khawani bazaar (story tellers market) in Peshawar left me utterly devastated. I was on verge of writing a jeremiad, if not an obituary, to give vent to my sensibilities. But a grimmer grudge cajoled me to write on a different aspect instead. The ...

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  • TA five-hour long stand-alone faceoff in Islamabad by an armed person, Malik Sikander, has added to the intricacy of ever-worsening security situation in Pakistan. Though various statements are being attributed to the Interior Minister about Sikander’s foreign and local linkages, no credible ...

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  • TDuring primordial times the Chinese reportedly used to torture and kill an enemy by inflicting thousand cuts on his body. A contraption called the Wire Jacket was draped around the ill fated victim. The raised flesh in the wire jacket would be slashed with a sharp blade, stroke by stroke, until the ...

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  • TThe successful transition of power from one elected government to another elected government after the 2013 elections is a marvellous victory clinched by Pakistan. It is a unified and unyielding response of people to terrorists, who detest democracy and the nation’s ...

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  • TThe shameless act of bombing the Ziarat Residency of the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and brazen suicide and gun and grenade attacks in Quetta, which left many girls and government officials dead, have come as an eye opener for the administration that has been harping on ...

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  • TThe latest drone attack grabbed the prized scalp of Waliur Rehman, the second most important commander of the dreaded Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. Despite this success the US drone campaign remains extremely unpopular in the public as ever and has become more of a political issue which is ...

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  • TIt was quite distressing to see a rickshaw on the Mall Road, at Lahore, displaying a slogan urging to kill persons belonging to a specific foreign nationality. Thousand would have read this provocative message. Many would have been influenced to some extent. The minutest impact of this invitation ...

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  • TNegotiating with Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is an extremely tricky matter because it involves not only armed to the teeth TTP or militant groups, but also local, national and international stakeholders. Since it makes the situation complex, a simple approach can have unexpected fallouts. The ...

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  • TConstant cacophony and controversy have confounded the Balochistan issue. The more we delve in debates and discussions, more doubts and distractions surround the problem. The politicians have been crying themselves hoarse over the injustices done to Balochistan, especially by General (retd) Pervez ...

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  • TEver since the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten committed the temerity to publish caricatures of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in 2005 and defended it on the basis of the right of freedom of expression, the inviolability of this right has come under fire. It has become divisive and disputed. No doubt the ...

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  • TWho attacked Mumbai's hotels is still a guess work. Divergent views are being doled out. Western media jumped to see imprints of Al-Qaeda's modus operandi. Indian newspapers started hitting at their favourite punching bag; the Islamists. Some of them blamed the less known, Deccan Mujahedeen. The ...

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