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Former official speaks his mind against KP govt

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf may pride itself on achieving the seemingly unthinkable – bringing good...

Profile: wearing uneasy Fata crown

Sardar Mahtab isn’t the one given to holding back which would largely define and determine his stay in Governor House.

Analysis: Trouble brewing within PTI in KP

The number of PTI dissident members in the provincial assembly has now risen to 20 — with more coming to join the flock.

Talks deadlocked; TTP rigidity blamed

Militants insist the ceasefire is unilateral and accuse the government of disregarding the terms of disengagement.

Analysis: Dr Afridi: Enemy of the state?

Instead of pressing criminal charges against Afridi for supporting a foreign spy agency he was prosecuted under FCR.

KP health initiative faces transparency issues

No one in KP's PTI govt appears to have a clue about the source and utilisation of funds in the health initiative.

Two officers, one office

PESHAWAR: In a bizarre development, two secretaries are running an organisation here, one posted by the Khyber...

Spoilers in the game

REMEMBER the attack on the Peshawar district courts on March 18, 2013? Two suicide bombers had entered the district...

Security document long on discourse, short on substance

PESHAWAR: What is Pakistan’s first National Internal Security Policy? A hundred-page document that includes...

Pakistan most terror-hit nation

The draft of NISP 2013-2018 describes the scenario as dangerous, posing an existential threat to sovereignty of state.

Between Khan and Khattak

HAD Shakespeare lived in this day and age, he would have been surprised how remarkably close his famous quote from...

Govt blundering into a blind alley?

BARELY a week after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced launching a new peace initiative to end more than a decade...

In the name of peace

There should at least be some sort of explanation for what caused this escalation in the number of attacks in KP.

Taliban checkmate the govt

The TTP-nominated committee is representative of the school of thought which vociferously advocated peace negotiations.

Sharif ‘talks’ again

Another false start and another abrupt end. Just when we were told that the military was raring to go into North

Taliban on the offensive

Maulana Fazlullah is firmly in the saddle now and if there were any doubts about the potential of Tehreek-i-Taliban...

The maulana’s failed nuskha

HE walks haltingly with his son and disciples in tow, pausing occasionally to catch a breath to resume the...

One-man show that isn't

PTI’s performance in KP in the last seven months has not been very inspiring for a party that had promised the moon.

Helpless in the face of a determined enemy

The report records how a group of some 20 to 25 Mehsud militants managed to mount the daring attack.

North Waziristan appears close to full-blown conflict

GUNS have fallen silent in Mirali — a bustling town 35km to the east of North Waziristan’s regional headquarters...


A reign of fear

Auction mania

Two sides of one coin

New status for TTP?


Too much for too little

The name of the game

Roles reversed

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