Showing posts from January, 2016

The National Action Plan

Weekly article - The National Action Plan

"The APS attack, which followed Operation Zarb-e-Azab, the latest bout of the war on terror that also led to the Pakistan Anti-Terrorism Act 2014, was carried out not by the MQM or the Lyari gang but by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and religious fanatics. Do we need to ask who diverted national anger to an operation in Karachi that not only made the National Action Plan (NAP) politicised and controversial but also made us lose focus of the real existential threat of Islamist extremism? Is it not a valid question to be asked of the masters of our universe, both civil and in the security establishment?"

Blackening the blackouts

Weekly Article - Blackening the blackouts - January 14, 2016

Songs of war

Weekly article - Songs of war - On Iranian-Saudi tensions - January 7, 2016