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

Enhancing national integration

Communication infrastructure, domestic tourism, undiluted provincial autonomy and bonding through the workplace play a vital role in the integration of a nation. Pakistan’s national integration has suffered immensely because these factors have never been crucially important to our leadership. Pakistan’s communication infrastructure is primitive, domestic tourism is non-existent, provincial autonomy only receives lip-service and bonding

The ballot revolution

We stand on the brink. For a timely return from the brink the lost confidence of the people of Pakistan has to be restored before the rage that is building within the chests of 180 million Pakistanis erupts. The people of Pakistan will probably blame the politicians and the military rulers for all our adversities,

The new young leaders

Pakistan today needs its young ones to stand up and get counted. Pakistan’s future depends upon how quickly and effectively the new generation can take the political reins of the country. They should do so by taking charge of their vote for the next elections. I have absolute relentless faith in the youth of Pakistan

Interview with Voice To America’s Anthony Louis July 19th 2009

Interview with Voice To America’s Anthony Louis on Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to India and what it means to Pakistan. [ca_audio url=”″ width=”500″ height=”27″ css_class=”codeart-google-mp3-player”] There are countless applications available for smartphones and tablets which allow communication and socialization under different rules and pretexts

Exploitation must end

In sixty two years of independence Pakistan’s rulers have, on one pretext or another, not allowed national institutions to grow, mature and become fearlessly functional in order to achieve national objectives. The military rulers, all of whom treated the Constitution of Pakistan with the worst form of contempt, made no sincere effort to utilize this

Strengthening Pakistan

Over the years the cementing factors binding the people of Pakistan have been losing their adhesiveness. This has not been happening without reasons that are good enough to tear people apart. Poor governance, absence of political reforms, inequitable progress, absence of justice, oppression of the poor farmer and the worker by the feudal lords and