Traditionally, religio-political parties have struggled to find an inspiring agenda and narrative.
Muhammad Amir Rana
Returning militants cannot be taken into custody merely on the basis of suspicion.
Banned militant groups are continuously giving Pakistan diplomatic stress.
Old and new challenges have compelled Pakistan to review its security and geopolitical priorities.
The year 2018 may further complicate the Afghan challenge for Pakistan.
To what extent can a fatwa affect the resistance movement of the Afghan Taliban?
A philosophical exploration of truth provides interesting insights
It is yet uncertain which Barelvi group will be able to consolidate its position before the elections.
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...