Samson Simon Sharaf

  • TAs economic and technological globalisation takes shape, it shatters long held strategic beliefs. My first article as a columnist appeared in a national English daily titled ‘Pakistan’s Present and Future War’ on 1 January 2009. The last line said it all. “The war has ...

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  • TPakistan is in search of stability on the Afghan front for over seven decades. Pakistan created many opportunities only to be stalled by its allies. Seeing the futility, the international coalition has since washed its hands. The combined failure of ISAF, NATO and US Military juggernaut are now ...

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  • T‘Highway through Hell’ is a Canadian reality show on hazards and heavy rescue in difficult mountainous terrain, unpredictable winter weather, landslides, avalanches and human error. The show focuses on Coquihalla Highway, also called Coq, where conventional cranes, towers and wreckers ...

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  • TIn the past decade, it has been an honour through the pages of Nation to write on Pakistan; a sort of compiled critical non-revisionist history. Commenting on my Thesis, an Indian wrote, “I had read that Jinnah started alienating Bengalis in 1948 but this writer says it started in 1906 ...

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  • TThere has never been such defiance in protecting a criminal; and blatant misuse of authority than the indicted of the Panama Case. PMLN is jeering at the verdict of Supreme Court of Pakistan amply supported by its majority in the National Assembly to cross all lows of law making. The Legislature ...

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  • 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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