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Impact of Kargil Conflict 1999 on Pakistan’s Current Security Perspective

Zeeshan Shahid Khan | Background Taking the Indian Army totally by surprise, Pakistani troops crossed over the Line of Control (LOC) in Kashmir in early 1999...

Indo-Pak ties: Who will end up on the losing side?

Zeeshan Munir | On May 2, 2017, Indian army accused Pakistani troops of killing and mutilating two of its soldiers patrolling the Line of Control...

Spies and terrorists seeping into Pakistan: India’s dirty war

Zeeshan Munir | On 3rd March 2016, Kulbhushan Jadhav, a serving commander in the Indian Navy working for RAW, was arrested from Baluchistan. His arrest...

How RAW uses ‘Terrorism’ as a tool to pose threat to...

Zeeshan Shahid Khan | Military and political strategists throughout history, such as Chanakya and Machiavelli, have philosophized how tactics of terrorism and cruelty may be...

Are military operations the only way to counter terrorism in Pakistan?

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | In an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) in Lahore, a female student, Noreen Laghari, was arrested and a planned terrorist attack...

Long-Awaited Judicial Reforms in FATA

Najma Minhas | In a historic move, the federal cabinet approved the proposed recommendations of the Committee on FATA Reforms as a part of its...

Sixth Census: A bright beginning but fraught with challenges.

Abdul Rahim| After a lapse of nearly two decades, the sixth census in Pakistan’s history finally started on 15 March. 2017.  This intricate exercise will...

Stop blaming terrorism on Pashtoons: Fight its origins!

By Imtiaz Gul | As a Pashtoon teenager, I grew up in Punjab with some of the most demeaning cliches of Pashtoons; smugglers, moneylenders at...

How terrorist sanctuaries in Afghanistan are posing threat to Pakistan’s viability?

Jan Achakzai| How Afghan sanctuaries are threatening stability in Pakistan and wider region can be seen from the recent wave of terrorist incidents: Lahore attack,...

What kind of politics is being played to stop FATA being...

Haris Khurshid | Pakistan’s Tribal areas remained in the global media headlines soon after the initiation of War on Terror in Afghanistan post 9/11 attacks....

Army will support mainstreaming of FATA, says Gen Bajwa

Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, during his visit to South Waziristan Agency on Sunday, said that military will continue its support...

Should FATA merge with KP or become an independent province?

The committee created by PM Nawaz Sharif in Nov 2015, headed by trusted lieutenant, Sartaj Aziz, after several months of work was clear that...

Merger of FATA: to be or not to be?

Abdul Rahim | The debate over Federally Administered Tribal Area’s (FATA) reforms and what these should consist of and more importantly its merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

India and Afghanistan declaring an “Air Cargo Service” over Pakistan: Realistic...

Pakistani government officials and analysts have dismissed Narendra Modi's announcement of "Air Cargo Service" as yet another political gimmick. The potential decision to create...

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