Tariq Khosa

Dangerous truths

The Quetta killings show how militants can exploit state apathy. Published Oct 28, 2014 06:29am

Civil-military imbalance

The civilian government’s inaction on vital security issues has further compromised its authority. Updated Oct 08, 2014 08:32am

Caught in the crossfire

The police leadership is realising that it must muster the courage to say ‘no’ to illegal demands. Published Sep 22, 2014 01:14am

Follies of a desperate lot

The Model Town killings were the product of an arrogant mindset that unleashed a bloodbath. Published Aug 29, 2014 01:33am

Waging war

Elected representatives have gone too far to accommodate the needs of the security agencies battling the militants. Published Aug 12, 2014 06:11am

Police restructuring

WHAT has been happening in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the law and order front during the last over 10 months has largely... Published Jul 20, 2014 01:14am

A mishandled clash

EVEN as the armed forces launched a crucial operation in North Waziristan, an unnecessary and ill-timed... Published Jun 22, 2014 01:05am

Not the whole truth

The state machinery has fallen prey to the temptation of eliminating the criminal instead of the crime. Published Jun 14, 2014 01:35am

All is not well

GRACE, tolerance, mercy: these words seem to have disappeared from the lexicon of Pakistani polity. Instead,... Published Jun 03, 2014 07:07am

Instant ‘justice’

Politicians obstruct professionalism in police ranks. Published Apr 21, 2014 07:58am

Policing urban violence

WHILE political, ethnic, religious and socio-economic tensions contribute to conflicts, escalating urban violence is... Published Apr 08, 2014 07:27am

Roadmap to internal security

INTERNAL security faultlines have assumed threatening proportions resulting in the weakening of state institutions... Published Mar 08, 2014 07:06am

All about our future

WORDS are meaningless if not matched by action and commitment. “The ascendancy of constitutional order and rule of... Published Feb 20, 2014 07:42am

The faltering state

THE prime minister seems to have finally realised that the country is moving from crisis to catastrophe. During the... Published Jan 23, 2014 07:36am

Death of a fighter

SOME people write history with their blood. SP Muhammad Aslam Khan, popularly known as Chaudhry Aslam, was one of... Updated Jan 14, 2014 09:35am

Counterterrorism confusion

ALTHOUGH more than six months have elapsed since the new government came to power, neither the federal nor ... Published Dec 31, 2013 07:14am

Elusive prison reforms

PRISONERS are also human and have a certain dignity which is provided by our Constitution: thus spoke the Chief... Published Dec 04, 2013 07:47am

Broken paths

THE road to internal security disasters is paved with false assumptions that terrorists can be appeased or coaxed... Published Nov 20, 2013 07:25am

Need to rethink policing

THE public is beginning to realise that the police force cannot deliver what it promises.In Police for the Future, David Published Oct 16, 2013 04:41am

Crucial to justice

IN the investigation and prosecution of crime, particularly the more serious and complex forms of organised crime, ... Published Oct 02, 2013 07:06am