NASIM ZEHRA

  • THistory documents and Muslims every year, recall the tragic battle of Karbala that took place 561 years ago. It was barely 50 years after the death of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) that the Muslims engaged in one of the deadliest and a tragic battle that was to ever be witness. Some facts of this ...

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  • TAfter having stayed with the dialogue option for almost eight months, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government has finally gone for the long-awaited operation. Cleared by the government, using airpower, regular troops, commandoes, intelligence, tanks and artillery, the military leadership ...

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  • TUnbelievable. Another day and the PML (N) government creates yet another self-destructive crisis. This time it was PML (N) in the Punjab. Seems the government is on auto-pilot as it travels on its blundering path. So unnecessary and equally incredulous. Only 24 hours earlier, the Prime Minister ...

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  • TThere is nothing debatable about the evil plan to kill our colleague Hamid Mir. Obviously no motive, no differences, no association or breakup with any group or institution, justifies cold-blooded murder. An inquiry commission and a joint investigative team, with members from the intelligence and ...

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  • THamid Mir, our courageous colleague, has survived but after six bullets have been pumped into his body. His exceptionally alert driver deposited the grievously injured Hamid within minutes to the Agha Khan Hospital. God saved Hamid but his family and friends realized how easily he could have been ...

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  • TThe UNGA resolution against the drones is a positive move. For the initiation and the passage of the resolution, Pakistan worked hard undoubtedly, as did Ben Emerson, the indefatigable UN Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights. And indeed PTI’s contribution in both making ...

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  • TJust weeks before Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif got elected, an Indian television anchor Karan Thapar asked him if he would give General Parvez Kayani another extension. Nawaz Sharif’s response was categorical, “Whoever is the senior-most will have to occupy the seat.” However when ...

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  • TToday Pakistan’s army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani completes his 6-year term. Having got an extension from the last government, he leaves office as General Raheel Sharif takes over as the new army chief. In fact, with the Prime Minister having given his approval for the new Chief ...

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  • TSpeaking at the important Vision 2025 Consultative Conference, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan, our country that is under attack from terrorists, made an intriguing statement. Just when we are all demanding that the government come up with a viable counter-terror strategy, it seems our ...

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  • TThe intelligence report on the November 15 Ashura killings in Pindi tragedy is now in the possession of the Punjab chief minister. Its key conclusions, courtesy the press, are out. Beyond recording the heinous crime of killing of madrassa students by some individuals in the procession, it makes the ...

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