Mukhtar Ahmed

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Government to use Covid-19 fund for interest payment

Pakistan’s economy was in doldrums even before Covid-19 hit. Just recently Moodys issued an alert and placed Pakistan on a watch list...

Trump is obviously wrong…But so are we

US President Donald Trump announced America's new Afghanistan policy today, which sounded very familiarly like America's old Afghanistan policy. What has received the most...

Sadiq & Ameen vs Security and Economy

Let us save the theatrics for the script writers for a moment and admit what appear to be some basic truths. Nawaz Sharif's family...

Parachinar and Sectarianism: Are Shia Becoming Next Bengalis?

The tragic situation in Parachinar has turned from bad to worst. First, the people are attacked repeatedly and agencies appear to be completely outfoxed...

Why can we shoot down Iranian drones but not American ones? Answer is simple.

Just as quickly as the news spread that PAF had shot down an Iranian drone that violated Pakistani airspace, the predictable question began pouring...

When all you have is an Army, everything looks like a war

It is hard for me to write anything since I haven't had enough sleep in the past 48 hours. I'm still not sure whether...

America Gives Us a Model For Official Inquiries

There are many times that people point to America as an excuse for doing something. We should not use proxies. "America does it." We...

“Command Eleven”: What’s the Point of ISI’s Latest ‘Perception Management’ Operation?

In the past year, a new ‘private’ venture has launched called CommandEleven.com which is led by Lt Gen (r) Tariq Khan and Col (r)...

KLF London showcases our desperate situation

For the first time in history, Karachi Literature Festival was held outside Pakistan. Media reports that the event attracted thousands and presented Pakistan's literary...

Social Media: The latest front of deep state’s national narrative management

Social media is coming under intense pressurization. First, government and judiciary began raising alarms over alleged problem of 'blasphemous content' on social media. Now...

China’s view of Pakistan, in their own words

Former Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Luo Zhaohui recently gave an address at United Service Institution of India. His official statement which is available on...

Are extremists are becoming mainstream, or the mainstream is becoming extremist?

The appearance of Ehsanullah Ehsan on TV will go down as one of the largest media blunders in history. That this was orchestrated by...

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Reinforcing Pakistan’s Image as ‘Jihad Central’

Pakistan has been referred to as ‘Terrorist’ or ‘Jihad’ central for many years now, and while Pakistani leaders may claim that this is wrongly...

Imran Khan’s pro-Jihad sentiment exposed by remarks about bin Laden

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s pro-jihadi and pro -Islamist leanings have been well-known, from his speeches and interviews going back years to his memoirs. However, even...

South Asian Progressives call out targeting of Pakistani academics and scholars for political views

Pakistani academics and scholars have always faced a hostile establishment. However, over the last few years there has been a steady rise in targeting...

Pakistan must stop Torture. It is criminal, should be made a crime

On June 23, Rafiullah alias Amir, a resident of Tehkal, was arrested ​after a video of him mocking police officials went viral on social...
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