Tag: Taliban

Where is the fountainhead of jihad?

REVIEWER: Dr Mohammad Taqi* The general elections in Pakistan scheduled in ten days from now are easily the bloodiest in the country’s history. The secular parties like the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and the Pakistan People’s Party have come under deadly…

China s Central Asia Problem Not Unidimensional:ICG

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, China and its Central Asian neighbours have developed a close relationship, initially economic but increasingly also political and security. Energy, precious metals, and other natural resources flow into China from the region. Investment…

B’desh: Mir Quasem And His Failed Mission

By Malladi Rama Rao Finally, as the long arm of law is catching up with the largest fundamentalist party of Bangladesh, it is tempting to say, Well, Hubris falls. For forty years, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) managed to survive with impunity,…

US launches new drone attacks on Pakistan

By Bill Van Auken The Obama administration ordered new drone attacks on Pakistan over the weekend, killing at least a dozen people in the tribal area of South Waziristan. Sunday’s strike involved two drones, which fired two missiles each into…

NEW THREATS FROM MONSTER CALLED LeT

by SURENDER KUMAR SHARMA* American journalist Sebastian Rotella’s twin exposes in ProPublica – America’s botched chances to stop the American Lashkar operative David Coleman Headley behind India’s 9/11 and LeT operational head, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi’s jail life with all the trappings…

Islamabad fiddles while Karachi burns

By Surinder Kumar Sharma* Karachi is once again bleeding driven by a complex web of ethnic, political and social tensions. Essentially a turf war between rival political groups and the heavily armed groups linked to them, the current wave of…

10 killed in powerful blast outside Quetta mosque

A suicide blast destroyed Eid day peace in Quetta on Wednesday, Aug 31, killing at least 10 people. As many as 22 persons were injured in the blast on Gulistan Road in the Murriabad area of the city, local police…

Action Against Haqqanis -Key to Success in Afghanistan

By Surender Kumar Sharma Columnist on South Asian affairs The US has given Pakistan time until July to capture Taliban supremo, Mullah Muhammad Omar and Operations Chief of the Haqqani Network, Sirajuddin Haqqani and has warned of military offensive in…

Scripting a great suppression story in Kashmir

By MALLADI RAMA RAO Should the violence in places like Srinagar be judged by penalising the police and eulogising the ‘poor and defenceless youth’ in a faceless violent mob? This question demands attention since the police with all their faultlines…