Mukhtar Ahmed

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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...

Kulbhushan Jadhav Sentence: Reading the Analysts

Husain Haqqani has written a 'must read' analysis of the Kulbhushan Jadhav affair. As usual, the former Ambassador makes many important observations, particularly about...

Arrest Militants Not Scholars

In January, several bloggers including Professor Salman Haider mysteriously disappeared. After initial outcry about the fate of the disappeared persons, soon they were facing...

Another suicide blast in Parachinar despite ‘strict security’

In January, a suicide blast tore through a vegetable market killing dozens and injuring nearly 100 innocents. COAS Gen Bajwa visited the site, and...

Want to know who is issuing visas? Follow the money…

The latest twist in the visa drama is once again shining lights into places that prefer to be in the shadows. First there was...

Sufi clerics victim of our paranoid conspiracy culture

The story is as predictable as it is embarrassing. Two Sufi clerics visiting Pakistan from across the border go missing. Indian media immediately jumps...

One month since Sehwan blast and already we have lost plot

Hundreds of innocents killed in a new wave of terrorist attacks, a new military operation announced, and within weeks we have already lost the...

Narratives and Counter Narratives: Who Are We Supposed To Believe?

President Mamnoon Hussain has joined the call for a counter narrative against extremism and terrorism. This statement puts the President on same footing as...

Khaki TV

Gen Musharraf who had tightened the noose on journalists at one time, is also often credited with granting the media the freedom that...

Prisoners of Our Own Narrative

Since the devastating string of terrorist attacks last week which ultimately bore the horror of Lal Shahbaz shrine suicide bombing, the national discussion has...

World Is Cracking Down On Fake News: Is Pakistan Media At Serious Risk?

After Donald Trump brought the problem of 'fake news' and 'alternative facts' to the attention of the world, internet editors have begun to ask...

Imran Khan’s Statement on Trump’s Muslim Ban Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Him

Imran Khan wasted no time responding to American President Donald Trump's order banning Muslims from entering the US, and his response tells everything you...

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Establishment Fooling Pakistanis, again!

For the last 73 years, the Pakistani state has argued that Pakistan and Pakistanis cannot exist with the ‘K’ of Pakistan (Kashmir) becoming a...

India’s Actions in Kashmir Criticized for Human Rights Violations

One year after India revoked Article 370 from Indian occupied Kashmir (state of Jammu and Kashmir), Indian authorities continue to impose harsh and inhuman...

Book Banning and Censorship Exposes Hollowness of ‘Ideology of Pakistan’

Banning books, films, paintings, and poems, and censoring academics and journalists is now old in Pakistan. But in recent times this has taken an...

FATF Sword of Damocles Keeps Hanging Over Pakistan

In 2018, the United Nations (UN) Financial Action Task Force (FATF) -- the international watchdog against money laundering and financing of terrorism ---  placed...
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