The Scorpion’s Tail is a well-argued plea for a critical appraisal of the current efforts to defeat and eliminate Al-Qaeda and Taliban forces.
“We are not at war with the Mohajirs – just the party that claims to represent them,” says Shahi Syed of the ANP.
I get that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. But really? The Taliban as the “true followers” of Islam?
Despite low literacy rates in Pakistan, a growing need for people to inform and educate themselves has led to a growing reading culture.
Oh what a feeling it is to step outside of Pakistan and actually feel welcome.
The real damage Wikileaks may have caused is the greater friction it has created between the army and the civilian set-up.
Abdus Salam Zaeef’s book is an unrepentant Talib’s defence of the Taliban movement, but it contains some invaluable home truths for the Pakistani and US government’s consumption.
Three intrepid women journalists travel alone across a country rumoured to be infested with rapists, militants and kidnappers and come back unscathed to tell the tale of the wondrous sights their country has to offer.
Multiple investigations and millions of dollars later, Pakistanis still are no closer to determining who really conceived and ordered the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.
Both the US and Pakistan agree that an operation against North Waziristan is necessary, but the Pakistani army would like to decide the timing and the strategy of the offensive.