It is yet uncertain which Barelvi group will be able to consolidate its position before the elections.
Muhammad Amir Rana
The US knows the sensitivities involved and will continue exploiting these to get Pakistan to cooperate.
Being labelled a ‘liberal’ in Pakistan is tantamount to being accused of treachery.
It is ironic that a militant group has become the custodian of the national ideology.
Paramilitary forces have been used in tackling conventional criminal and terrorist threats.
This time last year Pakistan’s civilian and military leaderships were struggling to counter India.
The challenge of extremism is far more complex and deep rooted than is understood by policymakers.
Nacta never had the vision, capacity and human resources required to implement NAP.
It would be unique if the political wing of a militant group were to be registered with the ECP.
Without reassessing internal security challenges, external challenges cannot be countered.
An examination of why post-Islamist movements are unable to transform into populist social movements
Different groups seek power and legitimacy through developing their own moral orders.
TERRORIST groups often play a game of bluff to mislead the security agencies and confuse the public. In what has now...
Afghanistan is a test case for China as it assumes a bigger role in resolving regional disputes.
The IS is a manifestation of the intellectual bankruptcy of the Muslim ruling elites.
The ideological challenge posed by extremists is far too complex to be dealt with through fatwas alone.
Success requires consensus amongst us and cooperation with our neighbours.
It is clear that the state lacks a clear, comprehensive deradicalisation policy.
Straightening out over a century of confusion around the Salafist movement
People are becoming more sensitive about their religious and sectarian identity.