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Muhammad Amir Rana

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
It’s China’s turn

It’s China’s turn

Afghanistan is a test case for China as it assumes a bigger role in resolving regional disputes. Published Jul 02, 2017 04:28am
Conquering minds

Conquering minds

The IS is a manifestation of the intellectual bankruptcy of the Muslim ruling elites. Published Jun 18, 2017 07:23am
Going beyond edicts

Going beyond edicts

The ideological challenge posed by extremists is far too complex to be dealt with through fatwas alone. Published Jun 04, 2017 01:29am
Connecting through CPEC

Connecting through CPEC

Success requires consensus amongst us and cooperation with our neighbours. Updated Jun 21, 2017 02:32pm
Toying with reintegration

Toying with reintegration

It is clear that the state lacks a clear, comprehensive deradicalisation policy. Updated May 07, 2017 01:39am
Tracking extremism

Tracking extremism

People are becoming more sensitive about their religious and sectarian identity. Updated Jun 21, 2017 02:28pm