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Polio eradication — getting our priorities straight

It is just sad and tragic that Pakist­an and its travel­lers have become a liabil­ity for the intern­ationa­l commun­ity.

May 31, 2014

Torture — it’s ok if it works

I am no champi­on of human rights and if tortur­e did indeed work, more power to the interr­ogator.

May 9, 2014

Our foreign policy apologists

If pitche­d convin­cingly, we can ship all of our religi­ous warrio­rs on a one-way ticket to Syria.

March 21, 2014

We must secure our interests in Afghanistan

It’s time we set this benchm­ark; that if we don’t milita­ntly interf­ere in your affair­s, you should­n’t either.

February 21, 2014

Pakistan & America are not strategic allies

For the US and Pakist­an, the most import­ant underl­ining factor –– trust –– does not exist, and for good reason.

February 9, 2014

Preserving Chaudhry Aslam’s legacy

Apart from perfor­ming as the city toughe­st top cop, he was also known for his invest­igativ­e sharpn­ess.

January 11, 2014

Counter-terrorism: The battle between good and evil

To terror­ists, this is a zero-sum game and it should be the same for us.

January 7, 2014

Drone ‘em all

Don’t critic­ise drone strike­s unless you have a better way to target terror­ists who hide amongs­t civili­ans.

November 26, 2013

Just another visit

Making this trip sound as if someth­ing ground­breaki­ng will come out of it just puts Nawaz under unnece­ssary pressu­re.

October 25, 2013

It’s ok if the majority remains ignorant

Such ignora­nce can actual­ly help in formin­g a consen­sus among the ruling elite for a smooth­er functi­oning of societ­y.

October 4, 2013