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The blasphemy law is not an issue between Pakistani Christians and Muslims. It is an issue between our westernized extremists and religious extremists. Both are wrong, and both are holding Pakistan hostage and both need to be restrained. Outsiders and foreigners, please stay out of this internal debate.
Osama bin Laden surprised everyone in late 1990s when he escaped from the Gulf to hide at an unexpected place: Sudan. Is it that the al-Qaeda chief is repeating history by choosing South Asia’s least likely place to hide?
Pakistan must say ‘No’ to an operation in North Waziristan. Islamabad must resist American pressure for a new war in North Waziristan. Simply put, it is not in the Pakistani national interest. A better option is to push for peace with all Afghan resistance groups, including Afghan Taliban.
Two persons in Pakistan must be watching Tunisia closely: President Asif Ali Zardariand Army chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani.
The problem in Pakistan is not between Muslims and Christians. It is between two Muslim minorities: liberal extremists and religious extremists. Foreign interference exacerbates this tension and does not help.
اگر صورت حال بدتر ہوتی ہے تو سی آئی اے اس علاقے کو بالآخر چھوڑ دے گی اور فرار ہوجائے گی۔ لیکن ہم فرار نہیں ہوسکتے۔ ہمیں ایک طویل عرصے تک اپنے ہی شہریوں کی ہلاکتوں کے ورثے کے ساتھ زندہ رہنا ہوگا یہی وجہ ہے کہ یہ بات اہمیت کی حامل ہے کہ سی آئی اے کے ایجنٹوں کو جلد ازجلد تلاش کرکے ملک سے باہر نکال دیا جائے۔
The first myth is that Al-Qaeda was destroyed by CIA drones. The second myth is that Pakistan’s tribal belt is producing terrorists in US and Europe. The third myth is that FATA is the reason for instability in Afghanistan. As US Vice President lands in Islamabad, Pakistanis know better than ever they need to get out of America’s Afghan mess at the earliest.
The near assassination of US politician Gabrielle Giffords shows how extremism and violence in America threaten to poison world peace in 21st century. This is the time to ask America to act. Forget Sudan and Afghanistan. Time to save America.
India misleads the world by claiming its space program is for commercial purposes. This is a first-rate military program that wastes resources, heightens tensions in the region and fulfils Indian elites’ aggressive designs toward Pakistan and China.
Christmas is a time to see how other faiths view Jesus, peace be upon him. Doing so shows how so much is in common between Islam and Christianity.
Pakistan’s Budding Kissinger
The elected government of President Zardari appoints an optician-turned-foreign policy expert Nasir Ali Khan as Ambassador at Large who has visited 25 countries in 24 months costing 15 million. His credentials? Played marbles with Shah Mehmood Qureshi at school.
There is mourning in Pakistan over Mr. Holbrooke, the man who groomed Washington’s stooges in Islamabad and Kabul. Mr. Zardari beat them all by awarding the deceased Pakistan’s highest civilian honor. In Pakistani history, Mr. Holbrooke is definitely not a hero.
UK’s Guardian newspaper declared that WikiLeaks on India are fake. Really? Is US envoy Timothy Roemer’s cable of 16 Feb. 2010 calling Indian military “slow and slumbering” fake? Didn’t he call Indian military doctrine a “myth”? Guardian, along with NYT and a German magazine, ruined the good work of WikiLeaks by selectively releasing cables angled to attack nations at odds with US, British and Nato policies.
President Zardari risked his political career by insisting to visit his French buddy when Pakistanis were drowning in floods. Now, can he leash his Pakistan-bashing friend, please?
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