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Modi’s rise to power and Pakistani leadership


General (Retd) Mirza Aslam Beg These are very challenging times for the political leadership of India and Pakistan “to actualize the meaning of change into true democratic ethos,” which the ... Read More »

Peace with Taliban: ‘What has to be, has to be’


General Mirza Aslam Beg There has been a spate of criticism, by a particular lobby in Pakistan, of all-parties conference (APC) decision for dialogue with the Taliban for peace. In ... Read More »

Real culprits behind attack on Peshawar church


General (Retd) Mirza Aslam Beg The attack on All Saints Church in Peshawar was part of ‘Al-Qaeda’s revenge.’ On the same day the Nairobi’s shopping mall in Kenya was targeted. ... Read More »

Dialogue: The best of difficult options

LONDON: In this file photograph, Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan gestures during a press conference at the Foreign Press Association on January 28, 2008.

Imran Khan The debacle of East Pakistan, which led to the breakup of our country, left me with a strong conviction that military operations are never a solution to any ... Read More »

Hard choices in Syria


Sherry Rehman As the Syrian crisis escalates, the leadership forced on America after the Second World War has once again taken it to the frontlines of what it sees as ... Read More »

War clouds over Syria


General (Retd) Mirza Aslam Beg From the US point of view the ‘limited attack’ on Syria is necessary, though it may be “the stupidest war in the history of the ... Read More »

PTI performance in 90 days: A long list of achievements


Adnan Randhawa Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan had stated before the May 11, 2013 elections: “Why do you assume that the PTI will also fail, because other political parties ... Read More »

A big question mark on Islamic finance industry


Muhammad Zubair Mughal Apparently, it is a matter of pleasure that global volume of Islamic finance industry has crossed approximately $1.3 trillion, which is definitely providing the best and compatible ... Read More »

Conspiracy behind coup in Egypt


General (Retd) Mirza Aslam Beg The “evil nexus of three As and O” struck Egypt and overthrew the elected government of President Mohamed Morsi. We in Pakistan have had suffered ... Read More »

The pitfalls of Musharraf’s trial for treason!!


General (Retd) Mirza Aslam Beg Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared from the floor of the House that General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf would be tried “for treason for his act of ... Read More »

In defense of Kargil


Maj Gen (Retd) Syed Ali Hamid “Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.” A saying, popularized by JFK after the Bay of Pigs invasion, has its roots ... Read More »

America’s Pacific Century — II


Gen (Retd) Mirza Aslam Beg After disengaging from two futile and expensive wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, America has shifted its strategic pivot to the Asia-Pacific region. The objective of ... Read More »