Archive for October, 2009

[picapp src=”0/1/d/7/Army_Claims_Gains_a04b.jpg?adImageId=7264020&imageId=2949746″ width=”500″ height=”339″ /] For over a month, the world has seen pictures of Pakistani men, women and children with flushed faces stuffed in buses, braving oppressive heat and winding roads. Their mission was to return to the scenic Swat valley known as the Switzerland of Pakistan. Newspaper headlines have read: “The long journey […]


[picapp src=”9/6/8/f/Military_On_Defense_5b24.jpg?adImageId=7264448&imageId=4130366″ width=”500″ height=”327″ /] Audacious: that is the word we’ve heard repeatedly used to describe the GHQ standoff. But the attack was also meticulously planned. It was reminiscent of 2008’s Manawan attack, when the police training academy located in the suburbs of Lahore was held hostage in broad daylight. But this was no training […]


[picapp src=”c/2/4/8/Karzai_vows_to_6e27.JPG?adImageId=7264887&imageId=7001406″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /] Richard Holbrooke might have insisted that his recent trip to Pakistan had nothing to do with Afghanistan, but the timing speaks otherwise. After all, the United States Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan was headed to the Afghan presidential elections. Also, the administration of Barack Obama has been clear in […]


[picapp src=”a/d/4/f/US_Ambassador_To_c4ea.jpg?adImageId=7265126&imageId=1462402″ width=”500″ height=”336″ /] I have been asking myself a question lately that I want share with you: What is the American game anyway? I’ll tell you why I’ve been going over and over this in my head. Last week I met a wonderful woman who has been sent to Pakistan as a cultural […]