Author Archives: Umair Jamal

Punjab’s jihadi market

Time for another operation? The attack in Lahore which resulted in the deaths of more than 70 people has brought back fears which have loomed large over the country for more than

What Mustafa Kamal achieved

Another nail in MQM’s coffin?     A lot has happened in the last five days: Mumtaz Qadri, the killer of former Punjab governor, Salmaan Taseer, finally met his fate; Sharmeen Obaid

Fallout of the Syrian war

Pakistan’s dilemma A few days ago, The Daily Telegraph published a report predicting how the world may look like a few years down the line. The report said that the Middle Eastern

Can PIA fly again?

Flying under debt Let’s get down to the point. The Pakistan International Airline (PIA) is broke, bankrupt and practically extinct. This latest episode of the PIA crisis sequence has taken an ugly

The four star statesman

What the general wants So far, the general has set all precedents right. The last one came out in the form of an unusual statement about his retirement plan: “Pakistan’s army is

From Peshawar to Charsadda

Déjà vu all over again?   The attack on Bacha Khan University (BKU), Charsadda, by the Pakistani Taliban was as gruesome, merciless and unrelenting as the Peshawar attack a year ago, which

C for controversy in CPEC

Sort it out while there’s still time Controversy continues to whirl around the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a recently signed Sino-Pak agreement that promises to inject more than $46 billion worth