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Muhammad Amir Rana

The role of religion in polls

The role of religion in polls

Traditionally, religio-political parties have struggled to find an inspiring agenda and narrative. Updated May 22, 2018 06:12pm
They are coming back

They are coming back

Returning militants cannot be taken into custody merely on the basis of suspicion. Published Feb 11, 2018 06:37am
Mother of all confusions

Mother of all confusions

Banned militant groups are continuously giving Pakistan diplomatic stress. Published Jan 28, 2018 07:31am
Review of security doctrine

Review of security doctrine

Old and new challenges have compelled Pakistan to review its security and geopolitical priorities. Published Jan 14, 2018 07:28am
Afghan peace challenge

Afghan peace challenge

The year 2018 may further complicate the Afghan challenge for Pakistan. Updated Dec 31, 2017 01:22pm
Rise of Barelvi activism

Rise of Barelvi activism

It is yet uncertain which Barelvi group will be able to consolidate its position before the elections. Updated Dec 03, 2017 11:56am
Fixing Afghanistan

Fixing Afghanistan

The US knows the sensitivities involved and will continue exploiting these to get Pakistan to cooperate. Published Nov 19, 2017 06:49am
Anarchy of ideologies

Anarchy of ideologies

It is ironic that a militant group has become the custodian of the national ideology. Published Oct 22, 2017 06:53am
Constitutional authority

Constitutional authority

Paramilitary forces have been used in tackling conventional criminal and terrorist threats. Published Oct 08, 2017 04:10am
A normal September

A normal September

This time last year Pakistan’s civilian and military leaderships were struggling to counter India. Published Sep 24, 2017 04:54am
Extremist minds on campus

Extremist minds on campus

The challenge of extremism is far more complex and deep rooted than is understood by policymakers. Published Sep 10, 2017 06:59am
The case of Nacta

The case of Nacta

Nacta never had the vision, capacity and human resources required to implement NAP. Published Aug 27, 2017 07:00am
The political face of JuD

The political face of JuD

It would be unique if the political wing of a militant group were to be registered with the ECP. Published Aug 13, 2017 07:27am
Need for a new beginning

Need for a new beginning

Without reassessing internal security challenges, external challenges cannot be countered. Published Jul 30, 2017 01:30am

The terrorists’ bluff

TERRORIST groups often play a game of bluff to mislead the security agencies and confuse the public. In what has now... Updated Jul 03, 2017 08:28am