In the backdrop of terror attacks on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, the US has stressed on the need for Pakistan and Afghanistan to work together to effectively overcome the …Read More
Terror once again struck Jalalabad close to the Indian consulate, which has revived raised questions about the safety of India’s diplomatic missions in Afghanistan.Read More
In the backdrop of increasing violence in Taliban strongholds in Afghanistan, senior officials of Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and US will meet in Islamabad on January 16 to firm up …Read More
Kabul-Islamabad bonhomie is on the wane. In what could be seen as a shift in Kabul’s stand, Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has hit out at the Pakistan government after a …Read More
Much has been written about Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which is accused of the savage attack on the Peshawar school children on December 16, 2014. But only a few of the …Read More
The December 16 killings of over 130 school children in Peshawar by terrorists was generally described as the 9/11 moment of Pakistan, a moment in which the Nation is shaken to its core and resolves to strike at the enemy with all its might. Even by the annals of terrorist killings in Pakistan, this was by far the most gruesome and barbaric incident. And it called for the most resolute response.
What then was the response of the Pakistan government? The Prime Minister of Pakistan called for an all-party meeting. The Army Chief flew to Kabul, seeking a meeting with the President of Afghanistan, apparently to seek extradition of Mullah Fazlullah, the head of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) that claimed responsibility for the massacre of the children. How would Gen. Raheel Sheriff respond if President Ashraf Ghani demanded the reciprocal handing over of Mullah Omar or Haqqani from the sanctuaries of North Waziristan?Read More