An ‘intense mix of envy and sense of humiliation and powerlessness’ seem to be driving extremism.
The political will to strengthen the FIA is lacking.
The festering wounds that have given impetus to the Baloch insurgency should be healed.
Where is the political will to reform the police into a modern, independent institution?
Delhi and Islamabad perceive Kashmir’s realities and interests as subservient to their own.
This year, the IG Punjab received 10,253 complaints for the non-registration of FIRs; 1,283 complaints for the...
Pity the nation that has rulers who indulge in self-deception.
Balochistan has seen sectarian and militant outfits proliferate.
It is only the state machinery that can disrupt the business of the militants, lest they end up unravelling the...
The breed of police commanders who upheld their dignity even at the risk of losing their jobs is now rare.
The implementation of NAP depends on a unified response from the military and civilian elites.
The prime minister has frittered away opportunities to build the capacity of civil institutions.
The Sharifs’ offshore holdings are a test case for accountability.
It is time to focus on the non-kinetic aspects of militancy.
Deploying Rangers in Peshawar would be one more step towards militarising the internal security apparatus.
No one had the courage to ask the military elite some tough questions.
The banned militant outfits in Punjab pose a mortal threat to the state.
Is the security establishment willing to use ‘soft power’ by co-opting Baloch sub-nationalists?
Sectarian tensions promoted in Jhang in the early ’80s had horrible consequences for the rest of the country.
The police in Pakistan has mostly been used as an oppressive instrument of the state.