Jirga – 3rd April 2012

Saleem Safi discussing different current issues with Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan PML-N, Senator Afrasiab Khattak ANP, Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil Defa-e-Pakistan Council, Haider Abbas Rizvi MQM and Maulana Fazal Ur Rehman President JUI-F in fresh episode of Jirga on GEO News.

NSC recommendations

The greatest achievements of the present government are indeed 18th and 20th Amendments to the constitution. These amendments will impact democracy and institutionalisation in the coming decades. The hero of this great endeavour was Sen Raza Rabbani. However, the recommendations presented by the National Security Committee (NSC) headed by Raza Rabbani are an altogether different […]

Abbottabad raid

The US Special Forces conducted Abbottabad operation on May 2, 2011, and on May 5, I wrote in my column titled “After Osama” (Jang) that: “Al-Qaeda is a fact and its head Osama bin Laden is alive. For the last one decade I am writing in support of this fact and paid a heavy price […]

Civil-military dialogue

So far the US is pursuing the same carrot and stick policy for Pakistan. Both parties are playing different cards to keep pressure on each other. However, there is no serious and real clash between them. Behind the scenes relation between the two countries are now becoming positive. The CIA and the ISI are now […]

Terrorism: how we got here

For years the West accused Pakistan of being the centre of terrorism. Now the arrest of dozens of Al-Qaeda leaders and Osama bin Laden from Pakistan convinced the common citizen to accept this as fact.   The nations of the world also acknowledge that Pakistan is the number one target and victim of terrorism. This […]