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PML-N Is Playing the Military Card to Become Popular

PML-N Is Playing the Military Card to Become Popular

By ASIF HAROON RAJA NAWAZ Sharif came into limelight during Gen Ziaul Haq tenure. He was spotted by the then Governor Punjab Lt Gen Jilani and on his recommendation made the chief minister Punjab. His name figures out in the Mehrangate scandal in which IJI was hatched to prevent PPP from returning to power in […]

East Africa at the Brink: Hidden Hands behind Sudan’s Oil War

East Africa at the Brink: Hidden Hands behind Sudan’s Oil War

By RAMZY BAROUD   ONCE again Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir waved his walking stick in the air. Once again he spoke of splendid victories over his enemies as thousands of jubilant supporters danced and cheered. But this time around the stakes are too high. An all out war against newly independent South Sudan might not […]

India’s Unbounded Obstinacy

India’s Unbounded Obstinacy

By ASIF HAROON RAJA IN EARLY hours of the morning on 7 April 2012, an extraordinary avalanche struck Battalion HQ of 6 NLI regiment located in Gayari sector of Siachen Glacier.  135 officers, JCOs, men and civilians paid out of defence establishment got buried under 1000 meters wide and over 25 meters high landslide. Round […]

USA’s Stay in Afghanistan Beyond 2014 Has Pitfalls

USA’s Stay in Afghanistan Beyond 2014 Has Pitfalls

By ASIF HAROON RAJA THE US military supported by the armies of 48 countries including 27 of NATO swooped upon heavily sanctioned impoverished Afghanistan, devoid of regular armed forces, technical and technological means. Afghan Northern Alliance that was in disarray re-conquered Afghanistan with the help of massive backup support provided by the US-Western jets, gunship […]

Pakistan: Siachen tragedy – None Care If A Soldier Dies

Pakistan: Siachen tragedy – None Care If A Soldier Dies

By ASIF HAROON RAJA ANOTHER  day for Siachen victims yet no survivors, but who cares if a soldier dies. They callously say, this is what they are paid for. India’s close friends Asma Jahangir and Najam Sethi and their types are worried about Pakistan’s defence budget. Hamid Mir is not happy with the ISI because […]

Attacks on Kabul

Attacks on Kabul

ASIF HAROON RAJA AFTER the September 13, 2011 deadly attacks in Kabul by the Taliban the capital was once again under blazing fire of the Taliban on the afternoon of April 15. The Taliban managed to penetrate rings of security cordons around the city protected as high security zone and hit the heartland with impunity. […]

The Norway Massacre by A Right Wing Christian Shows Terror Has No Color or Creed

The Norway Massacre by A Right Wing Christian Shows Terror Has No Color or Creed

By ABUBAKAR N. KASIM, Toronto CAN you imagine if the confessed Norway mass murderer was a Muslim or an Arab? When the terror was unfolding in the peaceful European nation of Norway, the so-called terror experts were dispatched to the television screens at no time. They were fuming with rage and hatred, as if they […]

Pakistan to Help Extricate than Reinforce ISAF

Pakistan to Help Extricate than Reinforce ISAF

 By ASIF HAROON RAJA AMONG the seven agreements made by Gen Musharraf with Washington in September 2001, free passage of NATO containers from Karachi Port to Afghanistan via Torkham and Chaman and also air supplies were included. But for the supply routes, the ISAF couldn’t have sustained war on terror in Afghanistan and also conducted […]

Muslims Must Protect and Liberate Jerusalem, Says Egypt Grand Mufti

Muslims Must Protect and Liberate Jerusalem, Says Egypt Grand Mufti

THE Grand Mufti of Egypt, Dr. Ali Gomaa-who has come under heat in Egypt for a visit to Jerusalem – defended his pilgrimage in front of an Islamic council in Cairo, saying his trip was made in the context of asserting Muslim claims to the city, Egyptian state-owned Al-Ahram reported on Friday. Testifying for nearly […]

The Rest is Hasbara: Jenny Tonge’s Victory over the Lobby

The Rest is Hasbara: Jenny Tonge’s Victory over the Lobby

By RAMZY BAROUD “My Lords, I was in Gaza six weeks ago,” began Baroness Tonge, when she spoke at the House of Lords in January 2009. “Now, as a result of the impotence of the international community, not just in Gaza, but…over 40 years of occupation of Palestine by Israel, those institutions that I visited […]

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