Tariq Khosa

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...

A lethal nexus

IT is time to note the voice of anguish and desperation of senior police commanders. “The more serious problem in...

Caught in the muddle

WHILE condoling with the Hazaras during a visit to Quetta in the wake of yet another gory suicide attack, Prime...

Double impact

THE threat of violent extremism and terrorism is so deep-rooted and widespread that it has come to challenge our...

Who will police the police?

EVERYTHING is rotten about the state of policing in Pakistan: politicised, incompetent, corrupt, insensitive,...