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Talat Farooq
Thursday, January 15, 2015
France is mourning the death of 17 people after three terrorists attacked the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last week and later took hostages at two different locations. The drama finally culminated in the killing ...
 
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Talat Farooq
Two news items caught my attention recently. One, an Argentinean court has ruled that an orangutan held in an Argentine zoo be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after recognising the ape as a ‘non-human person’ who cannot be ...
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Talat Farooq
Maulana Abdul Aziz publicly refused to condemn the Peshawar School carnage. He did so because he was convinced no one can touch him. He may not be faulted for his complacency. After all, while the Red Mosque operation has been ...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Talat Farooq
A recently released University of Birmingham Policy Commission report, ‘The Security Impact of Drones: Challenges and Opportunities for the UK’, draws together expertise from manufacturers and legal and military experts to explore ...
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Talat Farooq
Political talk shows and the government-opposition bickering leave me wondering whether this is politics at all. Politics comprises both conflict and cooperation and the job of the politician is to use power judiciously to facilitate ...
Monday, June 02, 2014
Talat Farooq
Farzana Parveen, 25, was beaten to death in front of a large crowd of witnesses –including policemen – outside the Lahore High Court. Her murderers were her own family, including brothers who were kind enough for wanting to shoot her ...
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Talat Farooq
We should... work together for peace, progress and prosperity...We owe it to our people to overcome the legacy of mistrust and misgivings.” Thus spoke Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his Indian counterpart during the one-on-one ...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Talat Farooq
Eighteen years old, headscarf wearing, college student Amina Bibi was gang-raped as she walked home from her college on January 5. This was duly confirmed by a medical report. Dousing herself with petrol she set herself alight last ...
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Talat Farooq
There has been an upsurge in violence yet again. Never mind the academic discourse or political discussions or the security assessment by ‘senior analysts’; this piece seeks to ask some simple questions that non-academic Pakistanis, ...
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Talat Farooq
Hakeemullah Mehsud, the self-confessed killer of thousands of men, women and children, soldiers and police has finally been droned into oblivion. As far as earthly judgement is concerned, one can philosophise that those who live by ...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Talat Farooq
In his recent interview with the Daily Telegraph Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif emphasised his “mandate for peace with India.” Asserting that the arms race must end and outstanding issues be resolved through peaceful means if “we have ...
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