Daily Archives: May 16, 2009


Mr Nineteen Percent —Rafia Zakaria

The task is a delicate one, and requires a measured and careful dance that must please two very different and demanding constituencies whose collective appeasement may not be possiblerafia.zakaria@gmail.com According to a poll published by the International Republican Institute, a conservative think tank based in the United States, President Zardari’s […]


Plans ready to take out Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal

WASHINGTON: The US has a detailed plan for infiltrating Pakistan and securing its mobile arsenal of nuclear warheads if it appears the country is about to fall under the control of the Taliban, al-Qaeda or other Islamic extremists, a leading TV network reported. “American intelligence sources say the operation would […]


Swat – a report from the frontline 2

Farhat Taj Recently an AIRRA (Aryana Institute for Regional Research and Advocacy – an Islamabad-based research organisation) investigation team went to some parts of Swat that had been under army attacks. The team observed whether the attacks were targeted at the Taliban and their installations. It observed two villages — […]


The flood behind the storm

ALI SUKHANVER   A room cannot be called a bed-room without a bed. River without water, a flower without fragrance and a brain without ideology; all are same as a body without soul. For a Muslim, Jihad is like the blood running in the veins .The western world is defaming […]