By Ajit Kumar Singh 10 people, including six Policemen, were killed and another 35 were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a check post outside the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz in Raiwind town of Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab, on March 14, 2018. 11 Pakistani Army soldiers were killed and 13 were […]Read More PAKISTAN: Declining Terror, Rising Instability
By Tushar Ranjan Mohanty The Islamic State (IS, also Daesh) on June 8, 2017, claimed the killing of two Chinese nationals who had been abducted from the Jinnah Town area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, in the afternoon of May 24, 2017. Amaq, the IS propaganda agency, declared, “Islamic State fighters killed two […]Read More “Native Baloch population would be out numbered by 2048”
By Sanchita Bhattacharya The US continues with its policy incoherent on tackling terrorism in Pakistan, and purportedly promoting regional stability in the AfPak and wider South Asian region. On March, 2017, “the Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Act of 2017” (HR1449), was introduced in the House of Representatives proposing that Pakistan be declared a state-sponsor […]Read More Pakistan and its Sinister Web of Terror
By Bhaskar Roy Indian and Chinese National Security Advisors (NSAs) Ajit Doval and State Councillor Yang Jiechi are scheduled to meet in Hyderabad, India in the first week of November to review bilateral relations and regional developments. Hugging and selfie diplomacy is over. It is back to the brass tracks. Core interests are to the […]Read More Are India and China Drifting Apart?
For the past one year or so, the important instruments of this (JKP) organization, like SM Sahai, present intelligence chief of the state and his colleagues like, Afad-Ul-Mujtaba, have been sidelined by the PDP lead government, writes Shafiq Mir Though all sections of security forces, whether it is the Indian Army, Border Security Force or […]Read More Are we being unfair to the J&K Police Force?
Baloch leader, Ashraf Sherjan, recalls the life of Baloch National Hero, Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. He speaks about how he stood up for the oppressed and made his nation proud. The anniversary of his martyrdom is on August 26th. Despite having the opportunity to live a luxurious life, Akbar Shahbaz Khan Bugti chose to live […]Read More Remembering Baloch National Hero, Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti
Some people have been using deaths of terrorists as an instrument of showcasing strength in the Kashmir valley. This scripted strategy supported by internal and external forces is aimed at derailing the process of peace and development. Exposing such elements and strengthening the nationalist voices is the biggest challenge before the State and Centre writes Deepak […]Read More Kashmir: Scripted Tale of Instigated Unrest
The targeted killing of alternative voices, intimidation, religious bigotry, suppression of women, intimidation and killing of artists, State censorship, and fear of terrorism have done serious and irreparable damage to culture and freedom of expression in Pakistan, and have created the conditions for the further exacerbation of the ongoing war within Islam, says Ambreen Agha […]Read More Pakistan: Tale of Religious Intolerance, Censorship and Violence
His life trajectory might imitate shades of Feroze Gandhi’s. Married to the ambitious daughter of a political eminence, then estranged. Uncomfortable with his spouse’s foray into politics and unafraid to publicly voice contrarian views. Cynical, even bitter, about political dynasties and their ways, quite content to plough a lone furrow. Javed Iqbal Shah, estranged husband […]Read More Insider tears into Muftis and Family Party!
By Ajai Sahni Two major terrorist attacks – the assault on the Indian Air Force (IAF) Base at Pathankot through January 2, 2016, and January 3, 2016; and the strike at the Dinanagar Police Station in adjacent Gurdaspur on July 27, 2015 – have not only exposed tremendous vulnerabilities in Punjab, but gaping holes in […]Read More Punjab: Increasing Vulnerabilities