Posts Tagged ‘Taliban’

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=president+barack+obama&iid=7349027″ src=”f/2/a/f/OBAMA_af7d.JPG?adImageId=8298547&imageId=7349027″ width=”380″ height=”472″ /] Even though the phrase is repeated ad nauseum, Pakistanis seem to be more annoyed than usual on hearing US leaders urge Pakistan to ‘do more’. The Daily Times on Sunday has United States President Barack Obama saying to CBS News that ‘Pakistan must help US against Qaeda.’ […]


At least 40 people were killed in a suicide attack in Rawalpindi yesterday. Maybe because the attack targeted Muslim worshippers gathered for what is in the Islamic cultural of the subcontinent the week’s most important namaz many reacted by declaring that this CANNOT have been done by Pakistanis. For whatever reason, it is increasingly the […]


Proxy Wars

21Nov09

[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=US+forces+afghanistan+border&iid=3005760″ src=”7/a/b/8/US_And_Afghan_7188.jpg?adImageId=7695196&imageId=3005760″ width=”500″ height=”334″ /] The director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, Leon Panetta has been in Pakistan. He met President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Chief of Army Staff, Ashfaq Kayani and ISI head, Ahmed Shuja Pasha. According to the Daily Times, ‘Panetta praised the Pakistan […]


[picapp src=”a/3/5/2/Pakistanis_Mourn_Policeman_0efd.jpg?adImageId=7556253&imageId=4953532″ width=”380″ height=”260″ /] President Asif Ali Zardari has spoken out against his opponents and their ‘vilification campaign’ against him. He claims that the Pakistan People’s Party would continue its ‘forward march.’ Someone should tell him and his party that they’re already at a precipice, and if they continue this ‘forward march’, not only […]


Deny Everything

13Nov09

When I got in to work at 6 am yesterday morning, our overnight anchorperson complained that it was a slow news day. “Nothing’s going on. We’ve been running the same headlines all night; just changing the order around,” he yawned. I immediately responded by saying that he shouldn’t get used to it, as it was […]


[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 […]


Naveen Naqvi feels less optimistic than most. [picapp src=”d/1/2/4/Pakistan_Military_Oversees_558b.jpg?adImageId=7266414&imageId=5387962″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /] A headline in Dawn recently read, ‘Most Pakistanis see Taliban, Al Qaeda as threat: survey.’ This story was doing the rounds on Twitter, and as one young woman tweeted the link, she commented: This is our glimmer of hope! Is it indeed that? […]