Tariq Khosa

Civil-military imbalance

The civilian government’s inaction on vital security issues has further compromised its authority.

Caught in the crossfire

The police leadership is realising that it must muster the courage to say ‘no’ to illegal demands.

Follies of a desperate lot

The Model Town killings were the product of an arrogant mindset that unleashed a bloodbath.

Waging war

Elected representatives have gone too far to accommodate the needs of the security agencies battling the militants.

Police restructuring

WHAT has been happening in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the law and order front during the last over 10 months has largely...

A mishandled clash

EVEN as the armed forces launched a crucial operation in North Waziristan, an unnecessary and ill-timed...

Not the whole truth

The state machinery has fallen prey to the temptation of eliminating the criminal instead of the crime.

All is not well

GRACE, tolerance, mercy: these words seem to have disappeared from the lexicon of Pakistani polity. Instead,...

Instant ‘justice’

Politicians obstruct professionalism in police ranks.

Policing urban violence

WHILE political, ethnic, religious and socio-economic tensions contribute to conflicts, escalating urban violence is...

Roadmap to internal security

INTERNAL security faultlines have assumed threatening proportions resulting in the weakening of state institutions...

All about our future

WORDS are meaningless if not matched by action and commitment. “The ascendancy of constitutional order and rule of...

The faltering state

THE prime minister seems to have finally realised that the country is moving from crisis to catastrophe. During the...

Death of a fighter

SOME people write history with their blood. SP Muhammad Aslam Khan, popularly known as Chaudhry Aslam, was one of...

Counterterrorism confusion

ALTHOUGH more than six months have elapsed since the new government came to power, neither the federal nor ...

Elusive prison reforms

PRISONERS are also human and have a certain dignity which is provided by our Constitution: thus spoke the Chief...

Broken paths

THE road to internal security disasters is paved with false assumptions that terrorists can be appeased or coaxed...

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

Crucial to justice

IN the investigation and prosecution of crime, particularly the more serious and complex forms of organised crime, ...

Stronger response needed

THE killing of army officers in the terrorist attack in Upper Dir was condemned in the most apt terms by someone who...