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Talat Farooq
Monday, October 05, 2015
Around the time that Ashraf Ghani was describing Pakistan-Afghanistan ties as “not brotherly”, the Taliban forces were in the process of finalising their well-coordinated assault on Kunduz, a city far removed from Pakistan’s ...
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Monday, July 06, 2015
Talat Farooq
As things stand today, Pakistan’s political, security and social situations are defined by three Sharifs: Nawaz Sharif, Raheel Sharif and Ramzan Sharif. The first Sharif is caught up in political dilemmas as reconciliation – a ...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Talat Farooq
A long, long time ago my 17-year-old sister died a sudden death. My mother survived her by nearly 36 years. During those three decades she never spoke of her lost child and would assiduously erase all memories through different ways. ...
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Talat Farooq
The Middle East imbroglio demonstrates the complexity of the post-9/11 world in which Obama’s foreign policy has managed to upset America’s traditional Arab allies while strengthening the position of its adversary, Iran. President ...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Talat Farooq
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 ...
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 ...
Christian heroes of 1965’s war and beyond
Nasir Saeed
Posted : Sep 08, 2015
Time to decide: Quaid-e-Azam or Zia’s Pakistan
Nasir Saeed
Posted : Aug 29, 2015
Architect of new-fangled verse
Uzma Naqvi
Posted : Aug 22, 2015
'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' and its philosophical undertones
Mazhar Bughio
Posted : Aug 17, 2015