By Sanchita Bhattacharya Intolerance and hate are crippling the education system in Pakistan as schools are increasingly targeted by terrorist violence, and corruption and political inconsistency deprive the educational infrastructure of much-needed resources, leaving a new generation with diminishing options to secure their own future. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on April 6, 2012, noted […]Read More Pakistan’s Educational System Corrupted by Extremist Ideologies and Intent
By Tushar Ranjan Mohanty At least 16 persons, including women and children, were killed and another 35 were injured in a suicide attack near the residence of tribal elder Shafiq Mengal, son of former acting Chief Minister and Federal Minister Naseer Mengal, on Arbab Karam Khan Road in Quetta, the Provincial capital of Balochistan, on December 30, […]Read More Pakistan’s duplicity in Balochistan
By Ajit Kumar Singh While the higher echelons of power in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) were consumed by a political debate over the partial removal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from some areas of the State, a more significant development has taken place which could have dramatic bearing on the residual militancy in the […]Read More Dismantle Hawala Networks to End Terrorism in Kashmir
By Bhaskar Roy The in-camera briefing (Oct/18) given by Pakistan’s army Chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at the GHQ, to Standing Parliamentary Committees of both houses of the National Parliament, was anything but in-camera. It was a rare occasion, perhaps a first time, when members of the paramilitary forces were invited to GHQ for a […]Read More Pakistan And Its Stated Apprehensions!
By Ambreen Agha On October 2, 2011, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said that his administration was ready to hold negotiations with all militant groups, including Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Maulvi Faqir Muhammad, TTP’s ‘Deputy Commander’ and ‘Commander-in-Chief’ for its Bajaur Chapter in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), spoke to the media on phone on […]Read More Pakistani Collusion with Islamist Terrorist Formations
By Dr. Ajai Sahni On September 7, 2011, a reception area outside gate No. 5 of the Delhi High Court was targeted by a terrorist bombing, which killed 13 and injured some 89 persons. This incident comes, not as is widely being projected in the media and political discourse, as a reminder of India’s extraordinary […]Read More War-On-Terror :: India continues to Fail, Comprehensively!