Anti-Corruption Drive: Opposition Parties and Documentation of Economy

By Sajjad Shaukat Opposition parties have agreed to convene an All Parties Conference (APC) after Eid-ul-Fitr. They have agreed for launching a protest movement against the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) government which has continued anti-corruption drive and documentation of the economy to pull Pakistan out of the multiple crises. The purpose of this conference is to put pressure on the government and crea ...

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Remembering the India’s ‘Operation Blue Star’

By Sajjad Shaukat ‘Operation Blue Star’ was an Indian military operation which occurred between 3–8 June 1984, ordered by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to control over the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) complex, the holiest shrine of the Sikhs in Amritsar, Punjab, and to arrest Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his armed followers from the complex buildings. Bhindranwale had earlier taken residence in ...

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The Evil Empire

“The US is the most warlike nation in the history of the world, forcing other countries to adopt our American principles.” - Jimmy Carter Asif Haroon Raja America’s history of aggression While there is a prevalent belief among the Americans that the US almost always wages war for noble purposes and in defense of freedom, global public opinion and facts paint a very different picture. Most countries surveyed ...

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The UN Day: Refocus on Pakistan’s Peacekeeping Role

By Sajjad Shaukat Each year, United Nations Day is celebrated on May 29. On this day in 1945, the United Nations (UN) came into force when the five permanent members of the Security Council ratified its charter This followed a declaration by the UN General Assembly in 1947 which designated 29th of May as United Nations Day, by proclaiming that the day would be instrumental in making people aware of the aims ...

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May 28: Pakistan Became 7th Nuclear Power in the World

By Sajjad Shauka While showing aggressive designs, on May 11, 1998, the then Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee surprised the international community by announcing that India has conducted three nuclear tests earlier that day. On May 13, 1998, India conducted two more nuclear tests. In order to create balance of power in South Asia, Pakistan successfully conducted five nuclear tests on May 28, 1998. ...

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Pakistan’s Conventional Response to India and Re-Establishing Nuclear Deterrence

By Sajjad Shaukat Very tension escalated rapidly between India and Pakistan when on February 27, this year, in response to the Indian so-called pre-emptive air strike near the town of Balakot, close to the border with Pakistan’s sector of Kashmir, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) shot down two Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets and launched aerial strikes at six targets in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). Addres ...

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The Evil Empire

“The US is the most warlike nation in the history of the world, forcing other countries to adopt our American principles.” - Jimmy Carter Asif Haroon Raja America’s history of aggression While there is a prevalent belief among the Americans that the US almost always wages war for noble purposes and in defense of freedom, global public opinion and facts paint a very different picture. Most countries surveyed ...

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Revisited the Swat Operation

By Sajjad Shaukat [caption id="attachment_15227" align="alignright" width="311"] Maulana Fazlullah, new Pakistani Taliban leader. The Pakistani Taliban vowed to set up a wave of revenge attacks against the government after naming hardliner Mullah Fazlullah as their new leader. The rise of Fazlullah, whose men shot and badly injured schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai last year, follows the death of previou ...

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