Asif Mehmood

The Prime Minister, finally awakening from an apparently deep slumber, has ordered an operation (sic); would it suffice to restore peace to the terror hit Pakistan is anybody’s guess because the issue is not merely restoring the rule of law; it is of social, moral, intellectual and institutional disorder as well and what we need is not only a halfhearted operation but also a complete regeneration of our society and outright reconstruction of our state...

Altaf, Kaira condemn attack on PTV

KARACHI, Sept 01 (INP) : Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain said on Monday that the attack on PTV headquarters by Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) protestors is highly condemnable. Breaking laws and attacking state institutions, under the guise of protest, cannot be allowed and the protestors should protest within the boundaries of law and constitution,...

Two beheaded for honour in Naushera Virkan

NAUSHERA VIRKAN, Sept 01 (INP): Armed accused shot dead and beheaded a couple for honour here on Monday. Police arrested one accused. Police said that Rizwan, 25, hailing from Nadosar area of Naushera Virkan was found engaged in immoral activities with 17-year-old Humaira. Family members of Humaira who were not present at home when returned caught the couple red handed. They gunned down both and later beheaded both of them. The police arrested one accused Muhammad Anwar stated to be father of the deceased girl. INP ...

Afghan Security Forces freed 27 detained Jirga members

By Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Afghan Security Forces freed 27 tribal Jirga members while Naib Tehsildar and a Levies personal is still in their custody. Official said. At least 29 tribal jirga members including Naib Tehsildar of tehsil Zimri Plaseen district Musakhail...

Few thousands cannot be allowed to trample mandates f tens of millions: Khurrum Dastgir

GUJRANWALA, Sep 01 (NNI): Minister for Commerce Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan has said a few thousand people cannot be allowed to trample the mandate of tens of millions of people. Talking to workers of Pakistan Muslim League (N) and media at his residence in Gujranwala...

‘Great escape’ for UN troops trapped on Golan Heights

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UNITED NATIONS: All the Philippine peacekeepers trapped by Islamist militants on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights have been moved to a secure place, according to the United Nations and the Philippines. The...

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IS fears make Gulf monarchies set aside differences

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DUBAI: Advances by militants in Syria and Iraq, and US calls for a coalition against them have made Gulf monarchies set aside disputes over Qatar’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, analysts say. Wary of spectacular gains made by Islamic State jihadists, the oil-rich monarchies fear the militants could advance towards their own borders, where the...

Afghanistan crash kills 23

KABUL: A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving. The crash happened Sunday morning on the...

US launch air strikes on IS rebels near Mosul dam

WASHINGTON: The US military launched fresh attacks on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter aircraft and drones to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam, the Pentagon said on Saturday. “The strikes destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle,...

Turkey’s new PM Davutoglu announces govt

ANKARA: Turkey’s new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday reappointed all key ministers who served under the new president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, setting a course of continuity for the new government. Erdogan, who has dominated...

Gaza dilemma and United Kingdom’s approach

Sohail Anjum Malik Britain’s prime minister Herbert Asquith, hundred years ago stood before the House of Commons to make his government’s case for hostilities against Germany – two days after war had been declared. Several of the debates that raged in the run-up to that horrific conflict remain...

Beware the lone wolves at the door

As’ad Abdul Rahman     The ‘Lone Wolves’ is a name coined by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to describe the most deadly independent cells of Al Qaida that are now active without any connection to the central command. They decide on their own targets and rely completely on their own...

Ferguson crash

Adnan Randhawa The writer is a lawyer and founder of Aam Aadmi Party Pakistan. In a perfect real life reenactment of the last scene of Crash, a beautiful Academy Award winning movie, in which a white cop...

Gaza, the Goy!

Haidar Eid   “There is no such thing as a Palestinian.” – Golda Meir “The old will die and the young will forget.”  – David Ben-Gurion Israelis have many things...

Pandora’s box of PTI and some crunch questions

Development of the last two days in the benches of PTI has created another debate among the political analysts as the Chairman and President of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf have distanced each other amidst the accusations. On Sunday, Javed Hashmi elected President of the party accused the Chairman of...

Anticipation of the final blow

The revolution has been clinging on the hope of making a final blow that would crash the government instantaneously. Many speculations have been made by many recognized political analysts, till now there is no perfect ending for this gigantic endeavor. It has become mandatory for the politicians to pull...

Two wrongs do not make a right

 The situation has totally been changed as political arena representing total chaotic scenario. The clash which erupted Saturday’s night continued Sunday. The political confrontation between the government,...

Dialogue only way out; Impasse to have adverse impact on system

  The political confrontation has reached at its peak with Prime Minister lashing out the protesting parties for making unconstitutional demands. While the PAT and PTI leaders appeared to have taken...