Khalid Muhammad

  • TImage courtesy: www.phnompenhpost.com Those of you who read my articles know that I don’t waste my time, or yours, talking about irrelevant things. I’ll talk about the things that make Pakistan weak, domestically and internationally, and give you an understanding that others will ...

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  • TThis week, everything Pakistanis had been led to believe about terrorism was shattered into the tiniest of pieces with the arrests of well-educated, productive members of society in connection with the attacks on the Ismailis and Sabeen Mahmud. The media, social, print and electronic, was filled ...

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  • TThe uptick in Operation Zarb-e-Azb, the announcement of the potential expansion to Baluchistan and the Karachi operation, Pakistan has become a battleground again with terrorists, mercenaries and foreign intelligence agencies playing individually and collectively against the state. It all started ...

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  • TThere is a principle that is taught in most schools of government and war colleges that is very easily understood by many of us but difficult to identify. It’s designed to be subtle, non-threatening and non-aggressive, so that people will not notice it without someone pointing it out to ...

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  • TThis is an open letter to the Government of Pakistan, the Members of the Standing Committee on Information Technology and the members of the National Assembly and Senate of Pakistan. Honorable members, This past week, most of this country’s digitally enabled population has been discussing the ...

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  • TPakistan is a wonderful example of the joint family system. No matter how old you are, what station you have attained in life, you are most likely to be living with your parents in some capacity. That’s an understanding that is passed down from generation to generation as part of the ...

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  • TIf I were to tell you that Saudi Arabia wants the Pakistan Army, but only the Sunni soldiers and officers, what would your reaction be? If I were to tell you that the training contingent that is in Saudi right now is only Sunni soldiers and officers, would you still believe that the Yemen war is ...

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  • TThis past week has been like no other in Pakistan’s history. We are used to watching our own country projecting conspiracy theories and rumors as information, but rarely is there a national debate on whether Pakistan should be involved in someone else’s war. This week has been dominated ...

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  • TThis has been a most interesting week in the nation we love. From the raid on the MQM headquarters to the release of the confessionals of Saulat Mirza and Uzair Jan Baloch, the week has been turned on its head, flipped over and shaken for good measure. But nothing comes close to the reporting of ...

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  • TWe hate the Americans because of their drone attacks in the tribal area. We hate the Israelis for what they do to the Palestinians. We hate the Indians for what they do to the Kashmiris. We hate the terrorists for killing our innocent brothers and sisters. We hate the politicians for stealing from ...

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  • TIt seems like the terrorism problem in Pakistan is going to expand at an alarming rate with the new revelations about ISIS collaborating and recruiting in the country. Yes, yes, I know… the ‘honorable’ Interior Minister still doesn’t believe that ISIS has entered the ...

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  • TYou have to wonder what it will take to bring this country together on one page. When the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar happened, the whole country stood together and said we won’t let this happen again. 141 souls were lost that day. They were future doctors, engineers, ...

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  • TI get a great deal of inspiration from the world around me. Not just Pakistani culture, but the world’s culture. I said inspiration, not meaning, for those who aren’t clear about the difference. Inspiration means that I get ideas and thoughts from culture, media, music and movies. ...

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  • TCicero, the Roman philosopher, politician and lawyer, once said: “So great is the power of Rome that any citizens harmed, or judged by anyone other than Caesar, would face the full strength of the Roman Empire. Granted, those who witnessed this power are no longer with us, but the history has ...

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  • TIt wasn’t 24 hours after the attack on Army Public School when Muhammad Khurasani, the spokesman of the TTP, pulled a surah from the Holy Qu’ran to justify their attack on children. Within days of this hideous usage of the Holy Qu’ran, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan sent a video ...

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  • TMany things have happened since the announcement on December 17, 2014 in Peshawar of the establishment of military courts. We watched the political leadership come together in marathon sessions to devise an National Action Plan, where all the parties agreed to empower the military to clean up and ...

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  • TFor the past decade, Pakistan has been at war with itself. It is just that simple. Or is it? When you talk to the common man, you find that everyone has a different opinion about the past decade of war, each one being a variation of something they have heard on one of the nightly news talk shows or ...

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  • TThere has never been an election in Pakistan that has not included rigging at some level. It’s a fact that every Pakistani has come to accept and begrudgingly tolerate, knowing that they are unable to change the system that elects their “representatives” to the corridors of power. ...

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