Umar Waqar

  • As Pakistan celebrates Yaum e Takbeer and pays homage to her scientists, the leadership and people of Pakistan, it may be appropriate to discuss Nuclear deterrence and how it affects the balance of power in South Asia in the backdrop of the current era of disruption. Before we venture into the ...

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  • On Monday, DG ISPR revealed in a press conference that Ehsanullah Ehsan (former spokesperson of TTP) is in army’s custody and disclosed about sharing further details related to him later. On Wednesday in the video released by the ISPR, TTP-JuA spokesperson confessed that he and his ...

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  • The Tehran Times reported on December 9 about the warning by Iranian MP Esmaeil Kowsari that if the United States spy drone, which was recently downed by the Iranian armed forces in eastern country, had been a jet fighter, the conditions in the region would have changed by now. In an interview with ...

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  • Perhaps, November 26 will become historic, though infamous, for the tragic loss of Pakistan soldiers in the cold and chilly dawn at the Salalah post of Mohmand Agency; coming within 12 hours of touch down of General Allen Jones helicopter at the Bagram Airbase after his cordial and frank discussion ...

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  • If a dog dies hungry on the banks of the River Euphrates, Umar will be responsible for dereliction of duty. (Hazrat Umar ibn Al-Khattab) As scenes of the iron man of Libya and Africa being dragged, ridiculed, tortured and brutally killed flashed around the world, I felt pain and anguish. Despite ...

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  • On August 17, 2011, the Times of India headline flashed, Anna Hazare arrest: A million mutinies erupt across India. One of the bloggers under the news story exclaimed: India is now in a silent revolution after independence under the leadership of Gandhian Anna Hazare to implement a strong Lokpal ...

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  • Tre is an up an' coming member of the 'Outlawz', one of Grand Central City's biggest gangs. Crime Life: Gang Wars is all about you're going to help Tre become top dog, all the while protecting his turf from Grand Central's most notorious big-city crooks. You'll be glad to know that the action is ...

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  • Mesmerised by Bollywood and the sweet of Hindu Baniya, it appears that we have lost sight of the issues of life and death for Pakistan. No wonder, the Arab spring seriously followed by the Indian print and electronic media as well as the South Block, has been almost ignored by Islamabad and most of ...

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  • The Hindustan Times ran the story on July 19 marking the arrival of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue at New Delhi. It said: The US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, held security and counterterrorism talks with Indian officials as the two countries ...

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  • As far back as November 19, 2009, I had tried to project the rise of Nazism in my maiden article, It is Demographics Stupid published in TheNation, in following words: What are the global effects of this demographic imbalance and how these are going to shape the future of the world? We can make ...

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  • Of late, the Pakistan Army has been receiving deleterious flak of criticism from 'friends and foes alike. I will not go into details as this charade of criticism is so loud, painful and unending that it appears there is nothing positive left to discuss about our defence forces, and as if they are ...

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  • The modern media has achieved the capability to effect collective change in the psyche of people or group of people and drive agendas, according to the desire of media masters, by continuously feeding minds with false or true pictures. It is up to the media whether it sides with truth or falsehood. ...

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  • As the Muslim lands burn along the shores of the Mediterranean and the Arabian seas, the West laughs at the chaos and mayhem cunningly labelling it as the Facebook revolt. The intelligentsia of the Islamic world joins the chorus by applauding from their drawing rooms, as the images of puffing dust ...

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  • In my article published in TheNation on January 29, 2010, I had predicted the formulation of The Crescent North and rise of Islamic forces from Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, and Central Asia. I had also argued that the West, confused by the rise of militant Islam in the Middle East, had ...

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