Muhammad Amir Rana
The use of the religion card by PML-N leaders reflects their frustration over how fast the party is losing political ground.
The religious reform in Saudi Arabia has brought about a big challenge for the conservative Salafi and Deobandi religious groups.
The govt is weak and fears a political backlash if it allows imports from India or gives permission to aid agencies to help.
The responsibility for this state of decay lies with all institutions.
Insurgents and terrorist groups employ such tactics of inter-group reconciliation to maintain harmony among themselves.
Imran Khan’s use of religious narratives has made the game challenging for TLP.
Mainstreaming a terrorist group will harm and shrink political spaces for the citizens of this country.
Strangely, after reports first emerged of peace talks with the TTP, there was no major reaction.
The issue of talks with the TTP must be brought into the mainstream discussion.
The police as an institution can absorb the masses’ anger, which no other security institution can even think of.
Apparently, the Taliban have no intentions of becoming normal modern-day political actors...
Conventional security for CPEC projects is essential, but state institutions cannot ignore the strategic and political context.
The power structure in Pakistan revolves around certain narratives...
The prime minister has taken the idea of ‘positive narrative’ to another level altogether.
The new ranks of Baloch insurgents are educated and politically radical.
The demand of the people is genuine political participation.
The thinking patterns of Balochistan’s educated youth shed light on the dynamics of conflict there.
Parliament can do this job to identify the grey areas, the grievances of the people and the dynamics which can develop cohesion.
The Afghan Taliban are not fully cooperating with Pakistan in dealing with the TTP.
Pakistan needs more than broad-brush approaches to counter emerging terrorist threats.