To the future

Is it difficult to foresee where we are heading when we see the teeming millions lined up for hours behind trucks carrying foodstuff? Is it difficult to imagine what is brewing when we see our women being spanked with leather shoes and batons by the police and other government minions, when the governor of Punjab

Pakhtun political reorientation

For so many decades Pakhtun politics has been made to revolve around two issues namely Kalabagh Dam and the renaming of NWFP as Pakhtunkhwa. The Pakhtuns now need to understand that a progressive future for the NWFP does not depend upon its name or on whether the Kalabagh Dam is constructed or not. Moreover, NWFP

The Pakhtun dilemma

The strategic conflict between Russia and the British Empire for the supremacy over Central Asia came to be known as the Great Game. The 1813 Russo-Persian Treaty triggered the Great Game, which ended in 1907 through the Anglo-Russian Convention. During the Great Game the Pakhtuns found themselves sandwiched between the two superpowers of that time

Pakistani Taliban Leader Believed Dead – NPR

[ca_audio url=”″ width=”500″ height=”27″ css_class=”codeart-google-mp3-player”] Reports say Baitullah Mehsud, the leader of the Taliban in Pakistan, has been killed in a U.S. drone attack. The Pakistani foreign minister, intelligence sources and some members of the Taliban say Mehsud died when an unmanned U.S. aircraft destroyed his father-in-law’s house Wednesday. But no one has been able

On our own feet

The writing is on the wall and the bell now tolls louder by the day. Hopelessness overshadows hope. Despondency is on the increase. Whenever any nation is gripped by the kind of gloom that exists in Pakistan these days it is time to think of what needs to be done to get out of the